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Re: [OFF-TOPIC] burning eeproms under linux ?

From: Christoph Plattner
Subject: Re: [OFF-TOPIC] burning eeproms under linux ?
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 21:53:15 +0100

Also a question in this area:

Can the BIOS chip be accessed physically via Linux to read it out
(the compressed binary image). Is this Bios Chip mapped (here
physiocally) to 64M (-128K) or 512M (-128K). 

If yes, is this chipset independent ?

"Erik Starbäck" wrote:
> Old question... and no direct answer.
> Has anyone tried to burn the booteeprom with Donald Beckers
> vortex-diag.c <ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/diag/vortex-diag.c>
> If you compile it with libflash.c (see last lines in vortex-diag.c)
> it should do the burning. But I have not been able to test it (have no
> 3c905B-TX for the moment). If it works you can use a 3c905B-TX to burn
> anykind of EEPROMs with right configuration (not only bootproms).
> And a nice natural way to update the bootproms in all your linux
> workstations.
> /Erik Starbäck
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