[LinuxBIOS] "Cache As RAM" asf.

Darmawan Salihun darmawan.salihun at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 15:41:51 CEST 2007

Hi Ron,
  I'm not sure about the existence of such a card. I used to hack an unused
PCI Expansion Card (Adaptec SCSI Controller) to place my self-made code <
Maybe such approach can be used. Nonetheless, it means we needed a code to
"clean-up" the original vendor BIOS code. Maybe this condition is not a good
place to start :-(.

On 4/29/07, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/28/07, Peter Stuge <stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 03:11:19PM +0200, Quux wrote:
> > > do you think that PCI expansion ROM may be useful during the
> > > developing phase in order to avoid soldering as on an GA M57sli
> > > mobo ?
> >
> > Not an expansion ROM, that suggests the ROM is part of a PCI
> > expansion card (sound card, networking card, graphics card, RAID card
> > etc) but some southbridges support decoding the BIOS address range to
> > the PCI bus. There has to be a jumper for this on the board in order
> > to work.
> I used to be a not very big fan of this idea, but my interest is
> growing given the unwillingness of some companies (*****) to help.
> This would allow us to grab control of the platform, although it is
> pretty late in the process, but we could add this card to nodes and
> force them to use linuxbiosmain and give us control over payload and
> some other parameters. It is not an ideal solution, but it is a
> transition path to full control. It would certainly be very helpful on
> a dell cluster we have at sandia, because the bios situation on that
> cluster is difficult to work with, to say the least.
> So, are there proto cards out there with nothing but a flash part on them?
> thanks
> ron
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