[LinuxBIOS] Support for Abit AV8? Suggestion for AM2 board?

Johan Rydberg jrydberg at gnu.org
Tue Oct 24 21:47:18 CEST 2006

Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at lanl.gov> writes:

> Johan Rydberg wrote:
>> Uwe Hermann <uwe at hermann-uwe.de> writes:
>>>It's not as bad as I probably made it sound :) The risk to damage your
>>>board is very very small, AFAIK. The worst that can usually happen is
>>>that you overwrite your BIOS chip with a bogus image and cannot boot
>>>anymore. Or put it in the socket the wrong way(which I did once), in
>>>which case it'll get pretty hot and will probably be damaged (usually
>>>only the chip though, but not your board).
>> Are you suggesting to hotswap the chip?
> that's how we have burned flash here for 7 years now

Just making sure :).  I'm also looking into buying a board, to test
LinuxBIOS+GNUFI on, and I don't want to spend a months salary on a
fancy bios flasher.  Not that they are THAT expensive, but you get the

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