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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:15 pm
by WTK779
Hi all

Amiboot.rom works with any type of Ami Bios?

I have a PcChipsM810LR, I tried this feutures
but does not work, why?


Regards :D

Re: Amiboot.rom

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:37 pm
by cp
the emergency flash works with all BIOS bootblocks that support it. ASRock is known to have this feature removed from their BIOSes because of space limitations. anyway, just put the BIOS to be flashed on a formatted floppy disk (yes, those 1,44MB disks), rename it to 'AMIBOOT.ROM'. If the bootblock is still intact it will try to load the file from the disk and flash it. if not...just nothing will happen.

Re: Amiboot.rom

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:32 pm
by WTK779

you saying that if nothing happens, the bios has no option amiboot.rom?


Re: Amiboot.rom

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:41 pm
by edwin
you will need to hotflash the chip in another board.

Re: Amiboot.rom

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:55 am
by cp
if nothing happens the following things could have happened:

1. mainboard doesn't boot because of other defects (cpu fried, mem faulty, psu faulty, damaged pcb)
2. fault floppy drive (cable twisted, dead drive)
3. bootblock of bios overwritten with garbage (this is where the emergency flash lives)

as edwin already suggested: flash the bios in another mainboard using the hotswap method.