>> Dear LinuxBIOSers,<br>>><br>>> I have a brand new VIA EPIA M-II (with 1 GHz CPU) motherboard that I<br>>> would like to boot faster than by factory default (carputer<br>>> projects). I have following purchased BIOS Savior from FrozenCPU :
<br>>> RD1-PMC2 but it seems that it is the wrong one (I have installed the<br>>> BIOS Savior but the motherboard doesn't boot, I have tried both<br>>> positions of the switch). After replacing the original BIOS back on
<br>>> the motherboard the boot works OK, so it seems that's definitely the<br>>> BIOS Savior chip that is not working.<br>>><br>>> I am tempted to do the direct flashing (ie. without the BIOS Savior)
<br>>> but I know that's pretty risky... especially that I want the<br>>> motherboard boot Linux from CF port (I read the howto and I think I<br>>> know what to do) which can be tricky.<br>>><br>
>> Greetings to all LinuxBIOS users & developers,<br>>><br><br>>If you don't have two left hands, i suggest this.<br>><br>>Buy an second Flashchip, which same Pining.<br>>Bend out the Pins of this, so you can stack both Flashchips together.
<br>>Bend the ChipSelect Pin seperate from both chips.<br>>Take an drilling tool and cut out the Chipselect in the socket.<br>>Take the CS from mainboard and search for an 3,3 or 5 V pin, depend on<br>>what is for the flashchip high.
<br>>Buy an switch, 2 changer,<br>><br>> ___ Chip 1<br>>Mainboard -----/<br>> \___ Chip 2<br>><br> > ___ Chip 2<br>>3,3/5V --------/<br> > \___ Chip 1
<br>><br>><br>>For my it work perfect. The unused, saved, Chip have to see the high<br>>pegel, so it ignor everything.<br>><br>>And sorry about my bad english.<br>><br>>Greeding Markus<br clear="all">
<br><br>Dear Markus,<br><br>this is a challenging approach! I probably don't have 2 left hands but I have really never worked with BIOS before :-). So I need more information: where can I find ChipSelect signal on the motherboard/BIOS socket?
<br><br>I assume that I can skip the whole procedure if I do a 'hot swap' of BIOS chips on the motherboard? I am planning to use Linux to re-program the BIOS so I assume that I can do the 'hot swap' of the chip with motherboard powered on? or is it not advisable approach?