Hi Ron,<br> 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 <<a href="http://www.geocities.com/mamanzip/Articles/Low_Cost_Embedded_x86_Teaching_Tool.html">
http://www.geocities.com/mamanzip/Articles/Low_Cost_Embedded_x86_Teaching_Tool.html</a>>. 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 :-(.
<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 4/29/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">ron minnich</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On 4/28/07, Peter Stuge <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br>> On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 03:11:19PM +0200, Quux wrote:<br>> > do you think that PCI expansion ROM may be useful during the
<br>> > developing phase in order to avoid soldering as on an GA M57sli<br>> > mobo ?<br>><br>> Not an expansion ROM, that suggests the ROM is part of a PCI<br>> expansion card (sound card, networking card, graphics card, RAID card
<br>> etc) but some southbridges support decoding the BIOS address range to<br>> the PCI bus. There has to be a jumper for this on the board in order<br>> to work.<br><br><br>I used to be a not very big fan of this idea, but my interest is
<br>growing given the unwillingness of some companies (*****) to help.<br>This would allow us to grab control of the platform, although it is<br>pretty late in the process, but we could add this card to nodes and<br>force them to use linuxbiosmain and give us control over payload and
<br>some other parameters. It is not an ideal solution, but it is a<br>transition path to full control. It would certainly be very helpful on<br>a dell cluster we have at sandia, because the bios situation on that<br>cluster is difficult to work with, to say the least.
<br><br>So, are there proto cards out there with nothing but a flash part on them?<br><br>thanks<br><br>ron<br><br>--<br>linuxbios mailing list<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><br><a href="http://www.linuxbios.org/mailman/listinfo/linuxbios">
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