SiS 530

Li-Ta Lo ollie at
Thu Jul 15 10:20:01 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 09:40, Andrew Richardson wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am new to this list and have been emailing Ron a few
> times about the SiS530. 
> Ron sugested that I use FILO for my project and 
> I have had a trawl around to find filo, and have
> downloaded a BZ from a  fairly unreputable looking web
> site. Does anyone have the "official" website
>  address at all? 
> Also Ron said to configure LinuxBIOS for the 530, but
> I thought that it was not supported by the LinuxBIOS
> project. 
> I understand (basically) the idea of having payload
> code (which is filo from your advice), but I think I
> may need some more explicit instructions: do I assume
>  correctly that I need to flash my current 530 board
> bios with LinuxBIOS with a payload of filo and have
> filo point to boot off HDA1? 
>  Then this leads me onto another question: can I pull
> a bios chip from another PC and use that to flash LB
> onto to use with the 530, or are some regions of the
> BIOS chip un-writable and/or mobo specific? If the
> latter then would it not be safer to get a small DoC
> and flash that, as I only have one 530 Mobo.

Can you still get SiS 530 board this day ? I thought
it is obsoleted long time ago.


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