How to Modify Your Own Bios Using AMI Mod Tool and Award Mod Tool

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Busykid508, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. laddanator

    laddanator MDL Junior Member

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  2. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    A Dynamic Mod should work for that BIOS.
    I would make and use a R/W Report while making the Mod, just to be safe.
     
  4. laddanator

    laddanator MDL Junior Member

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    I retried it before I saw your post and the flash was successful this time and I didn't do anything different. Thanks for your help :biggrin:
     
  5. P-CHYLD

    P-CHYLD MDL Novice

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    I just Slic 2.1 a Dell C610 latitude and Dell Inspiron 1200. I tried to do my C600 but I got HDR checksum not correct.:unsure:
     
  6. dedode

    dedode MDL Novice

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    I will make a try ;)
     
  7. chuacw

    chuacw MDL Novice

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    Motherboard Manufacturer: MSI
    Model: MSI 785GM-E51
    Bios Revision: 2C
    Bios Type: AMI
    Bios SLIC: 2.1
    Bios Link: Can't post as my post count < 20.

    I tried to mod this on my own with the AMI SLIC Mod v1.54 tool.

    My steps are:
    1. Original BIOS - A7596AMS.2C0
    2. Manufacturer - MSI
    3. SLIC File - SLIC21\MSI\MSI.BIN (from the AMI SLIC Mod v1.54 tool)
    4. SLIP File - SLIC21\MSI\Details.txt (from the AMI.Slic.Tool.1.54 tool)
    5. Certificate - SLIC21\MSI\MSI.XRM-MS (from the AMI.Slic.Tool.1.54 tool)

    I get the error - Not enough space to add SLP string. Truncate SLP string to Binary BIOS SLIC Filename...

    I'm prompted to answer Yes/No. What are the implications of this?
     
  8. Tito

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  9. flyingfalcon

    flyingfalcon MDL Novice

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    PCIe BIOS update

    Hi everyone, I would like to modify the Asus Z9PE-D16/L2 BIOS to accommodate additional PCIe I/O boards which will be attaches to the Asus MB via PCIe expansion chassis such as Magma or Cycle Technologies. Currently with an industrial backplane I'm limited to only 32 PCIe devices (Linux OS) and the rest are not recognized. This is due to PCIe enumeration issue which on some BIOS does not recognize PCIe slots outside of its internal slots. The vendor of an older motherboard modified their BIOS but now we are moving on to faster boards and moving to PCIe, I have not been able to get any support from Asus or AMI and I'm hoping I can avoid the original vendor and use this Asus board.

    Can i modify the Asus Z9PE-D16/L2 AMI BIOS using this tool to change the PCIe enumeration?

    Thanks
     
  10. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    On the first page of this thread it states in tem 5

    "NOTE - If you see a BIOS which has both 64 BIT and 32 BIT, ALWAYS choose 64 BIT though your machine is only 32 BIT - Of course if there is a link to download the Windows 7 Bios, choose this link but always choose Windows 7 64 BIT though your machine is 32 BIT"

    Could someone educate me for the reason of this
     
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  11. CougTek

    CougTek MDL Novice

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    I have problems modifying a BIOs for a GigaByte X58-USB3 rev. 1.0. I've used the latest version of the Award BIOS tool and it gives me an incorrect BIOS size error. I've tried the SSV3 and 0+2 methods without success, although the tool tells me it succeeded modifying the BIOS. The FlashSPI utility always gives me an error.

    I know that BIOS has been modified before because it's been posted twice. I asked in the BIOS mod request for an updated link for the one Akcent did, but no one replied. That's ok, it not like I'm paying for a service. So I tried to mod it myself, but I get that size error. It is quite annoying.

    The original BIOs can be found at h t t p://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/BIOS/mb_bios_ga-x58-usb3_f5c.exe (can't put the link since I've less than 20 posts). I've searched the forum but came up empty for a solution. Any idea why I get the error and how to fix it?
     
  12. CougTek

    CougTek MDL Novice

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    Instead of an incorrect size error, I get an "unable to read BIOS file succesfully" error. Thanks for your help. This one really is a bitch to modify.
     
  13. CougTek

    CougTek MDL Novice

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    "Bad BIOS image" with Serg008's attempt. Something's wrong. You obviously know how to mod a BIOS, yet all trials fail on this particular motherboard. I swear it's a GigaByte X58-USB3 rev.1.0. The system is very stable (it's been doing distributed computing for almost a month now, without a hicup). What could prevent the installation of the new BIOS file? There's no BIOS flash protection enabled. This is weird.
     
  14. aramchek

    aramchek MDL Novice

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    Really struggling here...

    I have an Asrock H77 Pro4-M motherboard. I have a SLIC 2.1, and matching SLP and cert (picked Asus). I flashed the latest BIOS (1.80) from Asrock using a FreeDOS USB stick (Rufus). So far so good.

    But... I just don't understand how to extract the BIOS files from Asrock's available download files. They offer the BIOS as a bundled "exe" (contains APTIO v 2.59_ASR01 and the BIOS) or as a ".80" for their UEFI flash utility, but I cannot see how to extract the actual BIOS from either of these files. Edit: (The ".80" is obviously just the end of the file name, not an extension.)

    I have tried 7zip, Universal Extractor, and - I think - MMTool 4.50.0.23, as well as the MMTool version bundled with AMITool 1.63, although I haven't found any documentation for MMTool so perhaps I don't know what I am doing.

    I read that people can also just "back up" the BIOS running on their machine, maybe with AFUDOS or the "Universal BIOS Backup Toolkit" from davidxxw on this site, but this seems to me like a second-best option compared with just finding a way to extract the BIOS from the exe. Any ideas? Since APTIO is in fact MMTool, can I just use Asrock's own exe with a command-line switch or something to extract the bin files?

    Also, out of curiosity, why does AMITool use version 3 of MMTool instead of the latest version 4.50.0.23?
     
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