rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Jan 22 11:20:01 CET 2004
On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Armijn Hemel wrote:
> for the Dutch Linux Magazine (http://www.linuxmag.nl/) I'm writing an
> article about open source hardware and LinuxBIOS is one of the projects
> I will mention. I have a question which does not seem to be answered
> in the FAQ.
no, we reprogram machines all the time without yanking the flash or
inserting ZIF. We just reprogrammed linuxbios on a 1024-node cluster,
for example, and we did not yank any parts. BUT, you'd better have a
working linuxbios for that system! You have to test it on a development
> Do I really need to remove the normal BIOS from a machine, insert a ZIF
> socket, etc.?
No, but the FLASH process will replace that BIOS with linuxbios.
Sorry about your Dell, but Dell has been very unwilling to help, so I
don't think it will work.
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