Subject: Re: partially OT: reading EPROM/FLASH image
To: None <>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/04/2001 16:18:16

IIRC the modern boards that support 2MB flash roms (and I thought 
it were 2MBit) ususally make use of it. There are emergency setups 
that let you boot from floppy and reflash in case the Bios update 
process failed, as well as software reaid functionality and I have 
one board that supports tty controlling of the Bios setup, POST and 
boot process. Newer Bios update files with up to 250KB have been 
seen. Be careful.

I do not know how to do it anyway.


On 4 Nov 2001, at 10:56, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> how to read EPROM/FLASH image on PC?
> i mean how to do it in my own program.
> how much address lines are for EPROM/FLASH chip on PC? is it possible
> to install 2MB (16Mbit) FLASH (enough for 128kB BIOS image and rest
> for modified bootloader and netbsd kernel with md)