getting DMA to work (non-linux bios related)

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at
Wed Sep 18 13:11:00 CEST 2002

On Wed, 18 Sep 2002, GNUOrder wrote:

> Yes, it looks like a new BIOS addresses this problem.  One more question, is
> there a way to write the new BIOS out from linux on this motherboard?  I'm
> pretty sure its the Tyan Thunder i7500 (S2720).  It uses

if you get a romimage the flash_rom utility can write from linux.

Before running flash_rom you have to do this:
setpci -d 8086:2480 4e.b=1
to enable flash writes.

then just flash_rom <romimage>


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