linuxbios on epai-m boards

Steven James pyro at
Mon Sep 20 09:56:01 CEST 2004


As long as the flash is socketed, it's not a big problem. I use a BIOS
Savior for development ( It plugs
in to the flash socket, then you plug the original flash into it. A switch
selects between the BIOS Savior's flash and the original.

It's not actually necessary to have one, you CAN switch flash chips with
the board powered up as long as you use a non-conductive chip puller or a
piece of dental floss under the chip (corner to corner) to pull it. It's
one of those 'bad things to do' that really only goes wrong once in a
million times. I just buse the BIOS Savior because it makes things quicker
and easier when I need to try a lot of test flashes. So you can just get a
spare chip, boot thye board, and switch that it with it booted so you'll
have the original to go back to if there's a problem.


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On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Dieter Bloms wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to use the linuxbios on my epai-m board.
> In the status page the support for this board is unstable.
> Is it possible to reflash the board with the original software, if the
> linuxbios doesn't work as aspected ?
> I haven't got a flash programmer, so if the bios doesn't work, I can
> throw the board out.
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