[LinuxBIOS] BIOS Saver RD1
yinghailu at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 18:46:06 CEST 2005
I hope I could get one with USB2 cable and it could work with Linux.
USB2 would be faster than others.
On 8/12/05, Ken Fuchs <kfuchs at winternet.com> wrote:
> > On 08/03/2005 08:27 AM, Ken Fuchs wrote:
> > > BTW, my flash burner is an older Enhanced Willem Universal
> > > Programmer. I got mine for only $60 US over a year ago. I've
> > > seen it for less than $40 on eBay a few weeks ago. The newest
> > > model is going for about $50 US. It does a LinuxBIOS flash in
> > > about 5 minutes; not bad for a $60 burner. However, it does
> > > require changing DIP switches to match an image for each device it
> > > can program. Great for the amateur or professional with a small
> > > budget.
> Jeff Carr wrote:
> > The webpage that is linked rom the linuxbios FAQ says that it
> > comes with a USB cable.
> The USB cable is used to provide power only. (I disconnect the USB
> cable when inserting/removing a PLCC flash device, although the manual
> doesn't mention this. I just do it because it can't hurt and it might
> be safer.)
> The programmmer is controlled via a parallel port in EPP (Normal)
> mode (This can checked/set in the COTS BIOS of most IBM PC
> > Are you able to control this device from Linux?
> The Enhanced Willem Universal Programmer comes with a CD containing a
> MS Windows program that shows how the DIP switches should be set for
> any supported device. Of course, this program also erases, writes &
> verifies BIOS image files among other things.
> > It would be a big hassle for me since I don't have any windows
> > machines.
> I use MS Windows 2000 for the (Willem) EPROM3 software.
> Here's a web page that suggests that there is a remote chance that
> EPROM3 might run on Linux via Wine:
> Has anyone tried to run EPROM3 on Linux via Wine?
> The Willem CD Readme.txt mentions "win98/me", so it might be easier to
> just borrow a MS Windows machine or get one free (many people are
> giving away Pentium II and even lower MHz Pentium III machines).
> Ken Fuchs <kfuchs at winternet.com>
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