[LinuxBIOS] Which BIOS Savior for VIA EPIA M-II?

Markus ryven at ryven.de
Sat Oct 27 13:08:35 CEST 2007

Am Fri, 26 Oct 2007 10:22:04 +0200
schrieb Coquelicot <coquelicot408 at gmail.com>:

> Dear LinuxBIOSers,
> I have a brand new VIA EPIA M-II (with 1 GHz CPU) motherboard that I
> would like to boot faster than by factory default (carputer
> projects). I have following purchased BIOS Savior from FrozenCPU :
> RD1-PMC2 but it seems that it is the wrong one (I have installed the
> BIOS Savior but the motherboard doesn't boot, I have tried both
> positions of the switch). After replacing the original BIOS back on
> the motherboard the boot works OK, so it seems that's definitely the
> BIOS Savior chip that is not working.
> I am tempted to do the direct flashing (ie. without the BIOS Savior)
> but I know that's pretty risky... especially that I want the
> motherboard boot Linux from CF port (I read the howto and I think I
> know what to do) which can be tricky.
> Greetings to all LinuxBIOS users & developers,

If you don't have two left hands, i suggest this.

Buy an second Flashchip, which same Pining.
Bend out the Pins of this, so you can stack both Flashchips together.
Bend the ChipSelect Pin seperate from both chips.
Take an drilling tool and cut out the Chipselect in the socket.
Take the CS from mainboard and search for an 3,3 or 5 V pin, depend on
what is for the flashchip high.
Buy an switch, 2 changer,

		___ Chip 1
Mainboard -----/
	       \___ Chip 2

		___ Chip 2 
3,3/5V --------/
	       \___ Chip 1

For my it work perfect. The unused, saved, Chip have to see the high
pegel, so it ignor everything.

And sorry about my bad english.

Greeding Markus

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