80GB:11/24/1998-i430TX-W977TF-2A59IF2BC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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oknet
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Mother board is (FreeTech P5F85/87) or (Megastar P/I59ktx)
Award BIOS v4.51PG

My hard drive is 'Maxtor DiamondMax ATA 80'
NickS
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Found at http://www.flexus.nl/bios/Socket7/85-10.bin, patched and emailed.
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oknet
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Can I upgrade my BIOS with
'SanLi/SuperPower SP-586TX, 01/20/1999-i430TX-W977TF-2A59ISMBC-00'
?

My BIOS identify string is 11/24/1998-i430TX-W977TF-2A59IF2BC-00
NickS
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oknet wrote:Can I upgrade my BIOS with
'SanLi/SuperPower SP-586TX, 01/20/1999-i430TX-W977TF-2A59ISMBC-00' ?
I would not unless you had no other choice and were prepared to hot-swap flash the BIOS to recover.
My BIOS identify string is 11/24/1998-i430TX-W977TF-2A59IF2BC-00
Isn't that the BIOS I just patched and emailed you ?
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oknet
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I found a BIOS for SP-586TX at http://wims.rainbow-software.org.

I find that the BIOS identify string is similar to mine

SP-586TX: 01/20/1999-i430TX-W977TF-2A59ISMBC-00
My BIOS: 11/24/1998-i430TX-W977TF-2A59IF2BC-00

SM in 2A59ISMBC and F2 in 2A59IF2BC is Vendors Code.

I have had receive your email and patched BIOS

I'm working now. I will try it after supper.

thanks!
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Why do you want to install a Bios that was not written for your board ?
It may render your Compouter useless unless you have the possibility to reprogram your Flashrom with an external programmer .
Especially your board has voltage settings in Bios(if I remeber correctly) - the other may not so you may risk to fry your CPU !
oknet
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I could not find a BIOS upgrade package that fit my motherboard.

to NickS:

Are you sure, the BIOS upgrade package that you have mail to me have already support big hard disk that large than 80GB?
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Well, Rainbow's utility found something to do:
Award BIOS patcher for HDDs over 32GB & 64GB v0.9
Copyright (c) 2002 Rainbow Software (http://rainbow.ht.st).
<snip>
Decompressing Main Block...Decompressed 85241 bytes into 131072 bytes
BIOS ID string: 11/24/1998-i430TX-W977TF-2A59IF2BC-00
BIOS OEM string: P5F85/87 PCI GREEN BIOS
<snip>
INT13h Extensions...Present: new-style
New-style code found at 3608
=> 32GB bug patched successfully
<snip>
Searching for size calculation routine...Found at 2306
<snip>
Patching code at 2305
Searching for SETUP size calculation routine...Found at 10100
<snip>
Updating checksum...Located at 114686...Updated OK
I think the answer is "to the best of our knowledge and belief, yes."
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oknet
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where could I get this tool ?

I download a BIOS package
then unpackage it , I get a file named : original.tmp.

obviously, I unpackage the BIOS that you mail to me, get file : original.tmp.

I want to know the difference of them.
so I compare them in UltraEdit, I find they are same.
oknet
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I want to konw the tool how to fix the BIOS package file.

how to find the offset of point that need patched?

Any infomation , plz!

thanks!
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You cannot get this tool, since it is only for WIMSBIOS moderators' use.
NickS
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oknet wrote:I download a BIOS package
then unpackage it , I get a file named : original.tmp.

obviously, I unpackage the BIOS that you mail to me, get file : original.tmp.

I want to know the difference of them.
so I compare them in UltraEdit, I find they are same.
You unpackaged too far and unloaded the lharc compressed "original.tmp" main block module out of the BIOS ROM. There are also changes in the awardext.rom module. Rainbow's utllity looks for a couple of different versions of the routines, in different places. For more information, search posts by BiosMan and Rainbow.

The BIOS which I patched should have a string "P5F85/87 PCI GREEN BIOS patched for 128 Gb HDD" and the one you downloaded should have a string "P5F85/87 PCI GREEN BIOS" when you load the .BIN file into MODBIN.EXE. For more information, search posts by BiosMan and Rainbow.
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oknet
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I get award 1999 BIOS all source code.

I want to know how fix the three bugs.

can you post some ASM code ?

I wanna more.

if you want get `award 1999 BIOS all source code' , I can mail it to you.

award1999 2.6MB
oknet
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Thank you!

All thanks for you!

It works!

My 80G HardDisk is accepted by new BIOS!
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oknet,

To satisfy your curiosity, take a look at the GA586HX BIOS Modifications page from Petr Soucek.

The on this page described First- and Seconds Modifications are both in the patched BIOS send to you by NickS,

BiosMan.
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