[LinuxBIOS] Will LinuxBIOS support my Gigabyte GA-7VTXE soon?

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Fri Mar 2 14:54:26 CET 2007

On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 02:10:49PM +0100, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> On 02.03.2007 13:57, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > * Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [070302 13:32]:
> >> On 02.03.2007 13:20, Ian Walker wrote:
> >>>>> No. Unless you have a second flash chip with a backup of your BIOS or
> >>>>> you can reburn your flash chip in another board.
> >>> Ah, I wouldn't want to do this then, as I use my machine regularly.  It
> >>> does have a Dual BIOS, so not sure if it means I can recover if
> >>> something goes wrong.
> >> Sorry, Dual BIOS usually doesn't work the way that it would save you
> >> from such a test flash.
> > 
> > How does it work, btw? I asked Gigabyte a couple of times a couple of
> > years ago, but they never cared to answer.
> AFAIK the chip is organized in two areas which can be flashed separately
> and in case of a problem the fallback image in the unflashed area is
> executed.

Actually, in the Gigabyte context, what Gigabyte calls 'DualBIOS Plus' really
means 2 BIOS chips. See here:


This shouldn't be confused with their 'Virtual DualBIOS', which is more like
what you describe I suspect. Virtual DualBIOS is what the m57sli-s4 has, by
the way (the paths on the board are there, but the second bios chip is

Here's the marketing page:



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