[LinuxBIOS] trying to boot gigabyte m57sli-s4

Quux pawn2be.wild at yahoo.de
Tue Mar 13 04:38:03 CET 2007

Ward Vandewege schrieb:
>>>> Besides does anybody know if the second free place on the PCB is still
>>>> connected in a proper way to enable diy dual boot bios. Does anybody know
>>>> which spi flash type is placed on the m57sli-s4.
>>> Uhm - none I think. If you look closely at the second (free) place, you'll
>>> see paths for a plcc socket, and within that, paths for an spi flash part

>>> You only need the outer ring for the plcc. That's what the first chip is -
>>> when ours came off, there was nothing underneath.
>> I would prefer not to remove the first part but solder something on the free 
>> space. I think i have to search my multimeter.
> I don't know how that second chip is wired up, or how the fallback mechanism
> works...
I wonder whether the inner spi flash part is indeed a fallback for the 
outer plcc flash memory. This is not necessarily so. Like on NICs, spi 
is for config data (MAC@,  PHY speed and such) while plcc is for BOOT 
ROM.   -- Q

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