[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBios on ETX-mgx Geode GX1 platform

Joep Jansen joep at frog.nl
Wed Nov 30 15:41:55 CET 2005

I looked at the BIOS Savior, but it will do not good since the flash 
chip is a TSOP, directly soldered to the board.
The "piggyback" trick seems the most viable solution, but it will 
requilre some skill and good equipment ;-).

I will try the LinuxBIOSv2 path, and see where it brings me.



Bari Ari wrote:

> Joep Jansen wrote:
>> I want to use LinuxBIOS with FILO to boot a linux kernel from the IDE 
>> Compact Flash.
>> My idea is to piggyback an empty flash chip on top of the BIOS flash 
>> chip, and then use a switch to select the original
>> BIOS or a newly flashed one.
> It's already been done. See if you can find a BIOS Savior:
> http://www.linuxbios.org/index.php/FAQ#What_kind_of_hardware_tools_do_I_need.3F 
>  http://www.ioss.com.tw/web/English/RD1BIOSSavior.html
>  http://www.cwlinux.com/eng/products/products_lbmb.php
>> I am new on this list, and would appreciate some help to get this 
>> project on the road!
>> My question is:
>> What would be the best way to get this started?
>> Can I use LinuxBIOSv1 or LinuxBIOSv2?
>> LinuxBIOSv2 seems newer, but it seems to lack support for the W83977F.
> The source from V1 for the 83977 can be updated for V2. V2 is the 
> version that is currently being developed. Hamish was working on the 
> V2 port for geodes.
> -Bari

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