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by franka2
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: ROM-O-matic.net , flashrom, gPXE,
Replies: 3
Views: 3942

ROM-O-matic.net , flashrom, gPXE,

recommended: http://sites.google.com/site/pinczakko/pinczakko-s-guide-to-self-patching-expansion-rom-source-code http://etherboot.org/wiki/talks http://rom-o-matic.net/gpxe/gpxe-1.0.1/contrib/rom-o-matic/build.php http://www.flashrom.org/Flashrom these guys definitely know what they are doing
by franka2
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: LinuxBIOS flashROM tool
Replies: 0
Views: 2843

LinuxBIOS flashROM tool

there is also a proven solution, since some of those old DOS proggys seem to work no longer on some platforms.

http://tracker.linuxbios.org/trac/Linux ... m29f040b.c
by franka2
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: Uniflash Website and Information
Replies: 25
Views: 60083

divide by zero crash rt 200 bug

I compiled the sources with TP7 okay, but the proggy crashed after the first begin line divide by zero - whatever the first line was (even D:=1;). is the run time lib so old it crashes on modern athlon64 ? some tp7 compilations run nicely. I want to get PCI NIC rtl8169 support going. --- folks you n...
by franka2
Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: BIOS Services
Topic: Flasher / EPROM burner 90 euro www.willem.org/
Replies: 1
Views: 8239

Flasher / EPROM burner 90 euro www.willem.org/

I am just a customer, but my market research had only 1 "strong buy" while big german vendors offer standard equipment at 200+ EUR this guy sells complete burners (PCB but no cable, power via USB) at 90 EURO, DIYT kits at 45 € which is really with hardly much of a margin 8O free software download wh...
by franka2
Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: My guide to award BIOS reverse engineering
Replies: 25
Views: 20470

3C905C-TX NIC ATMEL 128kbyte AT49BV512 flashable in linux

seems like of those flashable NICs which are also cheap and available, only for abovementioned one there is tested flash software availbale (libflash in linux). for the rest u need an eprom-burner (200 euro) or s.o. who owns one. flash hardware (non-eprom, non-prom softwarily asf.) can be gotten at ...
by franka2
Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: My guide to award BIOS reverse engineering
Replies: 25
Views: 20470

PCI expansion ROM 128KByte for MENUET OS 15€uro

PS: read about XROMBAR in the PCI specification (version 2.1 and above ). OK I'll come round to do that OVR Xmas. so far i am hardwarily set up: Longshine RTL8169 NIC , 32pin socket, AMD 5V-only 128 KB flash-rom and UNIFLASH.EXE. too bad uniflash hangs so far - I'll try to figure that out. total co...
by franka2
Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: Uniflash and Bootblock Mismatch warning
Replies: 8
Views: 14929

get to hat flash

you may run into this prob if u picked up a mobo from inferior manufacturer ... ;)

the smartest guys have ELITEGROUP featuring TOP HAT FLASH

a socket to flip over soldered on PLCC / bad bootblock no problem whatsoever!

check out for youself - it's pretty much a failproof concept "by design"...
by franka2
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: My guide to award BIOS reverse engineering
Replies: 25
Views: 20470

Re: PCI expansion ROM 128KByte for MENUET OS

Have you read [url=http://www.geocities.com/mamanzip/Articles/POST_jump_table_hacking.html] ya maman, I had seen that on that cool codebreaker page. excellent stuff. The issue of modifying BIOS seems well-documented by now and its absolutely feasible to start publishing ready-made mods. In EFI real...
by franka2
Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: My guide to award BIOS reverse engineering
Replies: 25
Views: 20470

PCI expansion ROM 128KByte for MENUET OS

or perhaps you like a PDF version here . yo, I do like that PDF, its better stuff than the stuff from my favourite PC mag (c't) :lol: Longshine used to sell a LCS-8038TXR7 NIC with 32pin socket. http://www.longshine.de/longshine/p_100mbit.php?lang=ger it sells around 4 EURO over here! but on some p...
by franka2
Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: My guide to award BIOS reverse engineering
Replies: 25
Views: 20470

NIC EEPROMS - how much $$$ ?

It seems to be the current de-facto article on BIOS code analysis :lol: . this seems to hold true ... :D almost like in good old days I read my book "spectrum ROM disassembly"... some guys might consider to switch to some current mobo with award BIOS (possibly elitegroup featuring top-hat-flash-fai...
by franka2
Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: Structure of Asus microcode update files
Replies: 1
Views: 9801

pretty cool

this is interesting of course. microcode patches have been discussed on the web. it is, however, hardly poss to implement new assembler-ops or redefine existing ops into others that would make much sense. it is mostly used to disable buggy ops or parts. actual space for patches is somewhat limited. ...
by franka2
Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: BIOS Flash Protection
Replies: 1
Views: 3876

BIOS Flash Protection by jumper RULEZ !

Is it possible to disable BIOS flashing like BIOS Guardian without using a hardware jumper? sure it's poss. but then its also poss to disable that very disabling-software. you can trap io-port access and stuff, but you can also revert that trap softwarily. a jumper, is a safe, practical and cheap s...
by franka2
Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:25 am
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: dual bios OR top hat flash,what's better? failproof flashing
Replies: 1
Views: 3484

dual bios OR top hat flash,what's better? failproof flashing

Elitegroup have their top hat flash socket to put over soldered on BIOS chip (probably using chip select to disable original chip with bad BIOS). then other vendors use two redundant chips on mainboard. what is better / safer ? is it poss to screw up dual bios ? top hat is pretty foolproof I guess !...