Porting Linuxbios to Via P4m266A

Stefan Reinauer stepan at openbios.org
Wed Mar 2 02:15:00 CET 2005

* Peter Karlsson <petekarl at student.chalmers.se> [050302 13:31]:
> Ok, it's just that I have an intel m/b (i875-based) and from what I've 
> gathered there's no support for any newer intel chips than the 440xX, so a 
> hack like that would perhaps enable me to experiment (me play to ;-). Of 
> course I need to get a hold of a bios-saviour kit first since this is my 
> only 'puter (currently)...

A good way for the adventurous is to boot the machine, swap the chip
while it is running, flash the new chip, and reboot. This way you only
need a decent chip claw for not even 10 bucks.

Yes, you do risk wasting your motherboard theoretically, and no, it
never happened to me in the last 5 ys


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