[OpenBIOS] on omnibook xe3

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Tue May 24 10:33:52 CEST 2005

> i)   is there the possibilety to copy the current "image"

Yes, of course.  The machine can read the flash rom, after
all (how else would it boot?)

> ii)  if the flash failes is there any way to get the machine running
> again

As long as you don't overwrite the tiny reflash thingy that's there
on most BIOSes; yes.  Do keep an emergency floppy at hand, that you
verified to work, though.

> iii) how much time will this take me?

If you know how to write to flash memory, and have the specs that
tell you where the write protect is; not more than 30 minutes or
so.  If not --> much much longer.


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