[LinuxBIOS] In System Flash Programming [Was: BIOS Saver RD1]
kfuchs at winternet.com
Mon Aug 15 22:59:58 CEST 2005
> The xeltek ISP Header + 280U can be used for in-system programming.
> That could be useful, if your mb don't have flash socket and flash os
> soldered in.
This would require one or more (a lot of them for the Xeltek ISP
Header) headers on the mainboard. I couldn't find any information
about the Xeltek ISP Header. It seems like it might even work on an
Enhanced Willem Universal Programmer. It would be simpler to have a
single larger header, if the Xeltec ISP Header (adapter) needs to be
detached while the mainboard is operating. I'd really prefer
something that can remain attached while the mainboard is in
It would even be possible to use the JTAG connector to flash the
system BIOS. All Opteron mainboards must include "JTAG" circuits, but
usually don't include the two JTAG headers. Adding the headers is
quite easy. An open source Opteron JTAG flash programmer is probably
won't happen any time soon, although it shouldn't be too difficult to
do. Anyone aware of an open source JTAG flash programmer of any kind?
Ken Fuchs <kfuchs at winternet.com>
> On 8/12/05, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at openbios.org> wrote:
> > * yhlu <yinghailu at gmail.com> [050812 21:28]:
> > > http://www.xeltek.com/home.php
> > > http://www.xeltek.com/product.php?productid=16221
> > > It's about $549.00
> > >
> > > but no Linux support.
> > >
> > > Also there is some EEPROM emulator, then only about
> download time 1s.
> > Eyeteck had a bios simulator and debug card for little
> money on their
> > web page..
> > http://www.eyeteck.com/usbbios/eindex.htm
> > but they don't seem to exist anymore, or have temporary trouble.
> > it reads some chinese government error message now.. no idea what it
> > means
> > Stefan
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