[LinuxBIOS] RAM controller breakage?

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Sat Nov 11 17:07:44 CET 2006

On 11/11/06, Corey Osgood <corey_osgood at verizon.net> wrote:

> And a final question for anyone, if I were to do a flash and it not go
> well, do failsafes like key combonations to pull a bios off a floppy
> still work, or are those stored in the BIOS?

Those are part of the BIOS.

Your only safe way to do this is to have duplicate flash parts.

I do this:
1. clone the fuctory bios.
2. make sure the CLONE boots.
3. put the ORIGINAL flash part in a bag, on a shelf, where I can not touch it.
4. use hot swap to program linuxbios. Always work with the CLONE part
for fuctory.

Why always work with the CLONE? because if you use the clone, that
ensures that your flash programming is working.

This way, WHEN, not IF, but WHEN I make a mistake and put linuxbios in
over the fuctory bios, I have a fallback position: that part on the
shelf. And, WHEN I make this mistake, FIRST thing I do is make another
fuctory BIOS copy.

This procedure developed after some really serious, stupid mistakes
wiping out BIOSes.



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