The DoC problem
kok at surfbest.net
Tue Sep 10 14:38:00 CEST 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee" <LeeCausier at gamebox.net>
To: "LinuxBIOS Mailing List" <linuxbios at clustermatic.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: The DoC problem
> Use two rows of header pins.
Yes, if your motherboard has a DIP socket for the BIOS flash chip. I think
Augat or someone makes plugs with a double row of small round pins that are
intended to plug into DIP sockets, and don't cause damage to the socket like
square header pins do.
But what about motherboards with PLCC sockets? Any cheap PLCC plugs or PLCC
to DIP adapters available?
> Lee Causier, with Radio H.E.L.L. (Helping Engineers Live Longer),
> signing off.
> Jan Kok wrote:
> >Hamish, what would you use for a plug to plug into the BIOS socket? I
> >searched all over the place for a plug (or PLCC to DIP adapter for DoC)
> >didn't find anything useful for less than about $60 small quantity --
> >for the Bios Savior device (about $30 from www.mwave.com).
> >- Jan
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Hamish Guthrie (Mail Lists)" <hamishl at dplanet.ch>
> >To: "Ronald G Minnich" <rminnich at lanl.gov>; <linuxbios at clustermatic.org>
> >Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 4:03 AM
> >Subject: RE: The DoC problem
> >>I think the DoC mess is here to stay, there is one potential solution if
> >>people are insisting on having DoC, and that is to make up a little
> >>which plugs into a BIOS socket which has both a 256k flash device and a
> >>little bit of decode logic for a DoC, as well as a DoC - if anyone is
> >>interested in this approach, I could knock together a few prototypes for
> >>couple of $'s, but I have my reservations as to this being a permanent
> >>long-term solution for production systems.
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