[OpenBIOS] on omnibook xe3
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
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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