[OpenBIOS] Programming ROMS

Jessen, Per JesseP at europe.stortek.com
Wed May 24 17:48:06 CEST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edwin Rhodes [mailto:edwin_rhodes at hotmail.com]
> Sent: 24 May 2000 15:18
> To: openbios at elvis.informatik.uni-freiburg.de
> Subject: [OpenBIOS] Programming ROMS
> Hi, I've managed to obtain some 486 and 386 ROM's that I 
> would like to program. I would like to replace the current 
> ROM code with that of the linux bios code. unfortunately I 
> don't think that the boards support flash update?? how do I 
> go about re-programming them??? what hardware and software is 

Assuming they are indeed EPROMs, you need to determine the type
of EPROM (make, code - e.g. AMD27Cxxxx and so on).
Retrieve the datasheet from the manufacturers website, then determine
how to program them. 

> required to re-write the bios?? would I be able to get away 
> with a hot-swap??? or do i need a proper rom programmer, if 
> so which one would you recommend.

If the EPROMs are not flashable, simply go for a burner that supports
the type of chip(s) you have. 
I'm not sure what you mean by 'hot-swap' ?

Per Jessen

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