[LinuxBIOS] state of Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4

ST st at iss.tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Mar 12 13:12:37 CET 2007

Am Montag, 12. März 2007 12:23 schrieb Stefan Reinauer:
> * ST <st at iss.tu-darmstadt.de> [070312 11:58]:
> > Since i don't have an modern flash programmer (and this version of the
> > gigabyte doesn't have a dual bios) i am afraid to "brick" this mainboard.
> Does it have a socketed bios chip?
No, it doesn't but it seems to me as if the place for a dual bios chip is 
printed but not used. It seems to be a serial chip since it has not so many 
pins. At first i really thought this MB had a dual bios :-(. 
> Yes. You can always use "flashrom" from the LinuxBIOS tree to flash back
> the proprietary BIOS (given you can still boot Linux ;)
Ok, that sounds good. 


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