Can I execute a linuxbios image from linux?

Svante Signell svante.signell at
Sat Apr 3 03:56:01 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 20:08, ron minnich wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, Svante Signell wrote:
> > Thank you for the information. I'll check if this equipment is usable
> > for my hardware. The crucial thing is whether the BIOS chip is socketed
> > or not. We'll see, at least I know the size is 2Mbit, since the latest
> > BIOS binary (A6120IMS.200) supported by MSI is 261144kbyte. Does anybody
Sorry my mistake: 261.144 kbyte = 256 Kibyte = 2 Mibit = 2.097152 Mbit.
> 2 Mbit == 256K, too small for a kernel. 
I thought the LinuxBIOS was parts from of a kernel. What size is needed? 
It seems that the flash sizes are 1,2 and 4 Mibit, at least for older boards.
Have I missed something here?

> I think Bari Ari will tell us if you can get that part off :-)
Is he on this list?

> > However, according to the answers obtained so far there seems to be no
> > interest at all to make LinuxBIOS(V2) work with older motherboards, such
> > as the widely spread 440BX-based ones. As mentioned in earlier postings,
> > I'm willing to be a test pilot for this port, but I cannot do it without
> > help from the LinuxBIOS developers.
> LinuxBIOS generally works fine with 440BX boards.
Do you mean the target for 440BX in freebios version1, 
Do the latest kernels,e.g. 2.4.25 still have to be patched with the 2.4.13 patch,
Is the onboard SCSI and dual CPU supported?

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