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=== How can I retrieve a good video bios? ===
=== How can I retrieve a good video BIOS? ===


Note: if you are following these instructions to build coreboot for your motherboard, this is only necessary if you have a motherboard with an embedded VGA card. If your VGA is an add-on card, coreboot will find and run the ROM by itself.
Note: If you are following these instructions to build coreboot for your motherboard, this is only necessary if you have a motherboard with an embedded VGA card. If your VGA is a PCI / PCI-Express add-on card, coreboot will find and run the ROM by itself.


Anton Borisov has released a number of tools under the GPL (v2) to extract the VGA BIOS from the BIOS ROM images provided by the supplier of your motherboard.
Anton Borisov has released a number of tools under the GPL (v2) to extract the VGA BIOS from the BIOS ROM images provided by the supplier of your motherboard.
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You can download them here:
You can download them here:


  Award BIOS: http://kaos.ru/biosgfx/download/awardeco-0.2.src.tar.gz
* Award BIOS:
  AMI BIOS: http://www.kaos.ru/biosgfx/download/AmiDeco_0.31e.src.tar.gz
** http://kaos.ru/biosgfx/download/awardeco-0.2.src.tar.gz
  Insyde BIOS: http://www.kaos.ru/biosgfx/download/InsyDeco_0.3.src.tar.gz
** http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/awardeco/awardeco_0.2.orig.tar.gz
  Phoenix BIOS: http://www.kaos.ru/biosgfx/download/PhoenixDeco_0.33.src.tar.gz
* AMI BIOS:
** http://www.kaos.ru/biosgfx/download/AmiDeco_0.31e.src.tar.gz
** http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/amideco/amideco_0.31e.orig.tar.gz
* Phoenix BIOS:
** http://www.kaos.ru/biosgfx/download/PhoenixDeco_0.33.src.tar.gz
** http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/phnxdeco/phnxdeco_0.33.orig.tar.gz
* Insyde BIOS:
** http://www.kaos.ru/biosgfx/download/InsyDeco_0.3.src.tar.gz
** (no alternative download location available, sorry)


See the [[Tyan S2881 Build Tutorial]] for more information on how to use these tools.
See the [[Tyan S2881 Build Tutorial]] for more information on how to use these tools.

Revision as of 22:30, 17 April 2008