[LinuxBIOS] state of Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4

Uwe Hermann uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Mon Mar 12 14:46:26 CET 2007

On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 01:12:37PM +0100, ST wrote:
> Am Montag, 12. März 2007 12:23 schrieb Stefan Reinauer:
> > * ST <st at iss.tu-darmstadt.de> [070312 11:58]:
> > > Since i don't have an modern flash programmer (and this version of the
> > > gigabyte doesn't have a dual bios) i am afraid to "brick" this mainboard.
> >
> > Does it have a socketed bios chip?
> No, it doesn't but it seems to me as if the place for a dual bios chip is 
> printed but not used. It seems to be a serial chip since it has not so many 
> pins. At first i really thought this MB had a dual bios :-(. 
> > Yes. You can always use "flashrom" from the LinuxBIOS tree to flash back
> > the proprietary BIOS (given you can still boot Linux ;)
> Ok, that sounds good. 

Be careful. One you bricked the original BIOS you will _not_ be able to
boot Linux (or a DOS disk or whatever), so you will _not_ be able to
reflash the BIOS...

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