Can I execute a linuxbios image from linux?

ron minnich rminnich at
Fri Apr 2 12:43:01 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, Svante Signell wrote:

> Thank you for the information. I'll check if this equipment is usable
> for my hardware. The crucial thing is whether the BIOS chip is socketed
> or not. We'll see, at least I know the size is 2Mbit, since the latest
> BIOS binary (A6120IMS.200) supported by MSI is 261144kbyte. Does anybody
> have experience with removing a soldered chip on a motherboard without
> destroying anything?

2 Mbit == 256K, too small for a kernel. 

I think Bari Ari will tell us if you can get that part off :-)

> However, according to the answers obtained so far there seems to be no
> interest at all to make LinuxBIOS(V2) work with older motherboards, such
> as the widely spread 440BX-based ones. As mentioned in earlier postings,
> I'm willing to be a test pilot for this port, but I cannot do it without
> help from the LinuxBIOS developers.

LinuxBIOS generally works fine with 440BX boards. 


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