30GB: 08/04/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KK1AC-00 (SM-P6BX2)

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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najo
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hi : :)

Please help find a bios upgrade for my lucky-star SM-P6BX2 MotherBoard

The Bios is AWARD V4.51PG

Number: 08/04/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KK1AC-00

Many 10x
Barak :?
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http://www.lucky-star.com.tw/english/te ... efault.htm

But with a 8/98 bios it shoud already support up to 32GB
Check cable and jumpers on your HDD !
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Wait... did you misidentify the motherboard brand and model, or did you mistype the BIOS ID string? (would be KAIMEI/JAMICON with that string).
najo
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I have looked at the lucky-star site but i do not know how to select my bios bin file.
My motherboard user guide states that the bios support up to 8.4GB only, I did not check it .
It is strange that my motherboard manual and box state "lucky-star" brand and the bios number and several diagnostics programs claims it is KAIMEI/JAMICON brand.
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Maybe a wrong motherboard in your box and someone got a Lucky-Star mainboard in a Jamicon box .
Please check the sirface of your board for any markings - maybe KM646B .
Please post the Bios OEM message - should be on the same screen as your Bios-ID in the top left corner just below the Award Logo .
Bios detection program should display it too .
Maybe it looks like Release 19980804
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Dennis is right. Many vendors accidentally mix up boxes and boards.

BTW, I have an official BIOS release:
09/11/1998-i440BX-W977TF-2A69KK1AC-00
Release 19980911-0

Nice board, but pity it won't support Celerons nor Pentium IIIs. I've had one a few months ago and tested it fully. No ACPI support either. It'll support all PIIs from 233 to 450, but nothing else.

BTW, fastfame.com.tw took over Jamicon/Kaimei's mobo business. In fact, they provided me with this latest official BIOS release, developed by Jamicon. Fastfame took over when Jamicon was still manufacturing a more recent model, the 650BX, which Fastfame is still offering the BIOS update for, in their download section, and respecting Jamicon's board-naming system.
najo
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Hi,
On the board I have only found P6BX2.
I could not find a release Nu.
On the bios chip i have :s/n 133418561 1998
PCI/PNP 686
It seems that my board is Kiami.
I will check again if it will recognize my HD.

Thanks :)
Barak
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Looks like more things got mixed up. Not just the box but the bios too...
edwin/evasive

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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Is this your board?
Image

http://www.hyweb.com.tw/gallery/profoli ... /p6bx2.htm

What Flash ROM chip do you have - 128KB or 256KB - if you don't know, post what's printed on it (under any stickers like Award).

The patched 128KB BIOS (up to 64GB) is available at http://wims.rainbow-software.org/, I have this 256KB BIOS:
12/28/1999-I440BX-W977EF-2A69KSHEC-00
Intel 440BX Chipset BX2 Rev:E
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
UniFlash - Flash anything anywhere
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Najo, just curious, did you buy this board brand new from the shop? Second hand?

I've seen this happen several times in Spanish shops: wrong box, wrong board, wrong BIOS, wrong manual, etc.
najo
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Hi,
I am amazed !!! YES This is my board !!!
So if I got it right, The board is Lucky-tech and the bios is Kiamei ?
I bought this board brand new !!! How can that happen?
The numbers under the Award sticker (on the bios chip) are:
winbond W29501A-15
722IH26452830911UG

Thanks a lot
Barak
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Shouldn't that be Winbond W29EE011 or W29C010 :?: If yes, it's 128KB chip and you can use patched BIOS from http://wims.rainbow-software.org/. It should work with HDDs up to 64GB (we can patch it up to 128GB if you have bigger drive).
Patched and tested BIOSes are at http://wims.rainbow-software.org
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najo
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Thanks a lot!!! :D

You are right again the label is Winbond W29C010.
The 30GB hard drive is working even without the bios upgrade.
I will upgrade the bios in the evening.

I still do not understand how everything is working when the bios is not the right one.

Thanks for solving my mysteries & educating me !!!

Barak
najo
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Hi :D
I have upgraded the BIOS and it is great
Thanks all

Peace to all
Barak , Israel
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