[LinuxBIOS] Instructions: GA-M57SLI-S4 dual linux bios

ST st at iss.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Apr 19 18:13:04 CEST 2007

> > > What size is the SMD resistor? 0805, 0603 or something else?
> This is important. It seems this would be a 0603 resistor. Please add
> that to the page.
Ok, added.

> > > And what does it do? Where is it connected?
> > The resistor is connected to INIT# of PLCC32 socket. It's an pullup
> > which has been missing for the open pads.
> Ok! Perhaps add that under a "Details of operation" section on the
> page too.

> > Yes but first i have to get some rom image. Or is the original
> > firmware from Gigabyte in a format that can be used by flashbios?
> I don't think flashrom cares at all about the contents.
Don't know about flashbios. In the good old EEPROM times there was s.t. like 
intel hex format or so and some writers only took this format. I'll try 
writing later on. 

> > >> Current kernels only need "acpi_use_timer_override" as cmdline
> > >> option for successfull booting.
> > >Do we know why?
> > Well actually i filed a bugreport:
> > http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8219
> Nice! Still status NEEDINFO though. :\
Well, i provided the info, but it somehow got lost on the radar?
I didn't dare to change the Status.


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