Stefan Reinauer stepan at openbios.org
Tue Jan 31 12:13:02 CET 2006

* Philipp Degler <pdegler at rumms.uni-mannheim.de> [060131 15:32]:
> coming back on your thread-entry. We would like to get the 
> IWILL DK8-HTX Rev. 1.0 running. Is it possible to use devbios 
> or mtd to access the bios or is the hardware flash programmer
> the only possible (better) way?

Is your bios chip in a socket, ie. can it be removed with a chip gripper?

Use flashbios from the LinuxBIOS source tree (util/...) 

devbios is obsolete, I will put further development into flashbios

> The board uses an AMIbios, SVR 2000, AA46 (6827) with the following
> layout:


> What hardware flash programmer would you suggest to get started?

You might find the bios savior useful. Generally most hw flash
programmers are pretty expensive if they're supposed to work for more
than a chip type.

You need to find out what flash chip you have (ie. look at the ID
beneath the AMI sticker. It's probably an SST49LF040)

Cheapest and quickest solution is to get a backup chip and and exchange
the AMI chip after booting the system to burn the new one. 


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