help modding PCI card Raid bios Silicon Image, model SII3124

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  1. Jimmy8881

    Jimmy8881 MDL Novice

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    #1 Jimmy8881, Mar 30, 2010
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    id like to know if anyone here have any knowledge on how to mod a bios from a PCI Raid card from Silicon Image, model SII3124 ??
    I need to disable INT13 on this bios, my motherboard is having trouble trying to boot anything pluged to this card, Highpoint Raid cards have an utility for their bios to disable INT13, but their cards are really expensive.
    id like to disable INT13 on the Base bios 6.4.09 , link to the bios
    Code:
    http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/3124_6409.zip
    any help will be apreciated.
     
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    Moolt MDL Novice

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  3. truthinjection

    truthinjection MDL Member

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    Well, disabling Int13H extensions in a PCI card firmware will remove that card from the list of bootable drives, so you wouldn't be able to boot from it at all then.

    Assuming that's what you want (for example if you're booting off the motherboard SATA ports and the SiI3124 card is getting in the way), then you could, in theory, just remove the BIOS for the card entirely or flash a dummy ROM over it, then (this has worked with cards for me in the past like this at least) let the driver scan/add the drives on the card during the Windows boot sequence.

    Hope that helps,
    -tij-