EPIA flash questions
nathanael at gnat.ca
Thu Aug 26 16:34:00 CEST 2004
On Aug 26, 2004, at 2:42 PM, Joshua Wise wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Well, I finally got myself a Linuxbios supported board (an EPIA
> ME-6000). Later tonight I'm going to order a flash from Mouser to swap
> out, but before I do, I have a few questions:
> On board is a PLCC form factor 39SF020A. Mouser also carries the
> 39SF040A, which is a 512k ROM. The pinouts seem to be the same, but
> I'm not sure whether the extra address lines are carried out anywhere.
> Does anyone know whether the EPIA will be able to use the extra 256k?
Don't know, but would like to know so please post your success/failure
back to the list
> Also, I was not planning on getting a BIOS savior. Does anyone have
> experience with hotswapping flashes on the EPIA? Will bad things
> happen if I do? Do I need to make myself an external board with chip
> select lines, or can I just hotswap?
I've hotswapped it with a little PLCC puller probably 50 something
times, not a problem yet.
Nathanael D. Noblet
412 - 135 Gorge Road E
Victoria, BC V9A 1L1
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