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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: /dev/bios - flash rom bios driver
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On Wed, 11 Feb 1998 16:27:41 +0000, David Woodhouse <Dave@imladris.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>Can it really be repaired easily? I thought that the procedure was to go with
>your tail between your legs to your vendor and ask nicely for a new set of BIOS
>chips.
I recently accidently loaded the wrong BIOS on my ASUS P2L97S MB (I
loaded the dual-processor P2L97DS BIOS), after which I could not boot.
After griping to all and sundry that ASUS's install program doesn't
warn when your BIOS update is wrong for your MB, I borrowed use of a
EEPROM programmer and reprogrammed the chip. Fortunately the BIOS
EEPROM is in a nice DIP package, and ASUS's BIOS upgrade files are
straight binary dumps. Worked like a charm.

Now I'm never going to install a BIOS early in the morning on little
sleep again... :)

Seth


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