[LinuxBIOS] Bios flashing

Mark Kotyk mkotyk at psyndicate.net
Fri Jan 19 18:24:45 CET 2007

Here's a couple links I found to be really cool.  They propose using 
cheap and common flash socketed network cards as flash memory 
programmers.  This could be had for a lot cheaper/easier than a BIOS 
Savior.  I feel these links should be added to the Wiki.

http://ctflasher.sourceforge.net/ - Linux based software project to 
flash various types of flash memory using a variety of network cards.
http://sandeen.net/fwfix/index.html - The original link I found that 
proposed the idea, and successfully applied it to update a USB hard 
drive firmware.

I'm planning to do a Car PC project using LinuxBIOS on a EPIA-MII 
motherboard.  I was able to find a cheap 3Com PLCC flash socketed 
network card at my local computer surplus store this morning.  Now I 
just need to order a few spare memory chips from digikey ($1.79 each), 
and a PLCC chip extractor for good measure, and I'm ready to rock'n'roll.


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