OT: Help on a few fronts...

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Tue Sep 16 04:37:00 2003

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, Roger Merchberger wrote:

> 2) Off-topic, but hackerdom-based... I have a friend that has an AMD
> "Super-Socket-7" pentium based motherboard - model: Micronics C200.
> It has a fragged BIOS. He gave me the "correct" .bin file that I
> burned onto a provided EEPROM - but it 1) wasn't the right file, or
> 2) wasn't the right format for burning. Does anyone have that board
> that could get me a workable BIOS dump?

I think I can do one better...

Micronics was bought up by S3 around the time they bought up Diamond
Multimedia and then changed their name to SonicBlu. I managed to archive
all of the Micronics files when I was rebuilding a copy of the Diamond
Multimedia archive, and I think I have the BIOS files you need. I may also
have copies of the manuals and/or instructions for flashing the BIOS.

All of the S3/Diamond/Micronics/Supra/etc files *except* for the Rio and a
couple of other related products were "purged" from the Diamond/S3 ftp
server not too long ago. When I called S3 about it, I found that my call
was being routed to a call center in India, where the staff couldn't help
me at all. Most of S3's assets were sold off to another company just
before the big purge of files, and they didn't buy the
S3/Diamond/Micronics/Supra stuff, including S3's video chipset division.
(I'm not currently sure how I'm going to obtain programming docs for the
S3 video chipsets now, and XFree86 needs lots of porting work done on the
S3 server.)

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