[LinuxBIOS] crashfree , virtual dual BIOS - PCI expansion ROM
pawn2be.wild at yahoo.de
Wed Mar 7 14:13:15 CET 2007
Stefan Reinauer schrieb:
> * Quux <pawn2be.wild at yahoo.de> [070307 13:45]:
>> my favourite has always been Elitegroup "top hat flash" - a bios saviour
>> lookalike w/o the switch.
> Did they use software switching?
no : putting on the top hat (a second socket with second chip)
"switches" to secondary.
lifting it off manually ("hot unplug") falls back. cheap but effective.
>> Does it make sense to put Linux BIOS on a Ethernet NIC to avoid that
>> soldering stuff ? take out the card and fall back to standard BIOS ? max
>> 128 KByte possible.
> That won't work since the standard bios does not support it.
expansion ROM is called very early. I thought the expansion could be
programmed to not return into main BIOS.
then the main BIOS does not do much except call the linuxBIOS ? --Q
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