EPIA flash questions

Marc Nicholas marc at geekythings.com
Thu Aug 26 17:15:01 CEST 2004

Do either of you happen to know if all the EPIA boards use the same PLCC


-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-admin at clustermatic.org
[mailto:linuxbios-admin at clustermatic.org] On Behalf Of ron minnich
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 5:50 PM
To: Joshua Wise
Cc: linuxbios at clustermatic.org
Subject: Re: EPIA flash questions

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Joshua Wise wrote:

> 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
> not sure whether the extra address lines are carried out anywhere.
> anyone know whether the EPIA will be able to use the extra 256k?

I think it will, I've used that I'm pretty sure.

> Also, I was not planning on getting a BIOS savior. Does anyone have 
> experience with hotswapping flashes on the EPIA? Will bad things
> if I do? Do I need to make myself an external board with chip select 
> lines, or can I just hotswap?

hot swap has always worked fine for me.


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