[LinuxBIOS] Success: GA-M57SLI-S4 dual bios

ST st at iss.tu-darmstadt.de
Tue Apr 17 09:55:03 CEST 2007


I am pretty happy that i can report success! Ok, i still don't have any 
Linuxbios running... but yesterday i received the flashchips for the 
GA-M57SLI board. Already programmed with the F8 version of the original bios.
The onboard bios was flashed to the F7 version. I have soldered a PLCC32 
socket to the board and connected a switch to the open pads. I can now switch 
between the F7 and F8 version. I will post the details as time permits. The 
solution is quite neat and i think it is easier than desoldering a PLCC32 
chip. Soldering is of curse still required but no desoldering.

Next stop will be actually flashing linuxbios. 

Thanks for all who helped me out!

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