Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by wyrman, Nov 4, 2009.
Has anyone been sucessfull in installing Slic 2.1 on this board?
Below in the intel section of the post...
These threads are there to be searched through, you know...
Thanks bud. You wouldn't happen to know how to flash this bio? I take it you need a Dos Utility based program as the Intel site only has the executable types of bios's.
Best flash it in dos, use the dos biosflash tool for your mobo provided on intel support site. Instructions should be provided there also.
Well I tried a USB Boot disc just to find out that you can't boot from USB. I guess I will need to put these files on a DVD. Ok what's the best way to make a bootable DVD with these files on it?
Why can't you boot from usb ? Have you turned on the option 'boot from usb' in bios ?
As for bootable DVD's, there are many guides to be found when googling. Don't know which ones work/don't work or work best though.
Here are a few, but as I said, haven't tried them myself :
As you see you can also create one using MagicISO, UltraISO or Nero...
Nah, the modded BIOS in that thread is not SLIC 2.1 that you need for Windows 7. I assume it's SLIC 2.0 and only works for Vista. If you look at the date on the file, it's from April 10, 2008. I also own the Intel D865GBF motherboard and so far haven't found a SLIC 2.1 modded BIOS for it. If you look at the first post in the thread referenced above, you'll see:
"For SLP 2.1 mods see the list in the Windows 7 section. SLP 2.1 mods will work with Vista as well.
Then if you go to the 2.1 specific thread and search for that board, you'll get no results. Whoever made the modded BIOS in the thread above did not reveal what method he used or the information has been lost. If you do a full search on this site for D865GBF you'll find several attempts to mod this BIOS, but they all failed. So for now there is no BIOS for this particular board. I hope someone can prove me wrong on this.
He used Intel2AMI bios tool to unwrap the bios, then he modded the AMI bios inside. You can then push the bios back inside. Some work and some dont. I think the tricky part is the flashing, some are protected locations..
One is old HP SLIC http://slics.myftp.org/Intel/INTEL_865GBF_Micro_478_P25-0077_HP_SLIC_2.1_SSV3.rar
One is the asus from FZeven with replaced asus slic 2.1 http://slics.myftp.org/Intel/Intel D865GBF_P25-0077_Slic.BIO.rar
maybe no difference, maybe one works. I think I did the first one, I just switched SLIC in the second one..
I'll try them all. I just want to have a bootable DVD with all of the fikes on it. Not having any luck at all. Magic didn't work for me or Power ISO. That's where I'm at.
Thanks for posting
try one of these..http://www.bootdisks.us/windows-98/13/windows-98-bootable-cd-images.html
Are you using IFLASH to flash 'em...???
Is there another tool besides IFLASH that can flash to Intel BIOS? I'll give the ones you posted a try tomorrow if I have some time. Hopefully one of them will work.
I do not know. I have superficial knowledge of the Intel flashers and bios, simply because they are largely proprietary. There is not a large demand for these to be figured out, and I have little interest also. Sorry....
The PCI mod is a good alternative....
Yes IFlash is what the Intel site says to use. As far as the boot cd goes I downloaded an ISO file that is bootable with a wack of files on it. What do I have to do with IFlash and the modded bin? Do I put them in a folder and copy them over to the ISO image?
Going to try this one I found here.
This bootcd works for me. I haven't tried to flash the bios yet as it's not my box and won't be going there til tomorrow. Put IFash and your modded bios in the Flash folder and delete the Asus files. Burn and your ready to go.
I wouldn't mind knowing if they work as well. I going to try this tomorrow nite possibly.
Ok so here's what I found out so far.
1. The BIOS file posted by 911medic above labeled "old HP SLIC http://slics.myftp.org/Intel/INTEL_865GBF_Micro_478_P25-0077_HP_SLIC_2.1_SSV3.rar" is actually the latest unmodified BIOS for the D865GBF board. I ran a binary compare and there is no difference. Not sure why he named it HP SLIC 2.1 when there was no changes made to this file.
2. The latest IFLASH (v6.2) tool that is on Intel's BIOS download page for the D865GBF seems to be incompatible with this board. It will not flash any .BIO files modified or unmodified. I tried 3 different official BIOS files and none of them would flash. There's no error message of any kind. The IFLASH tool loads the .BIO file just fine, but when you tell it to proceed with the flash, it goes to a blank screen with some weird colors on it and nothing happens after that.
3. Using IFLASH v1.0 (very old) does allow you to flash unmodified .BIO files on the D865GBF, but will refuse to flash any modified BIOS files. It will simply reboot your machine. I tried flashing the second BIOS file posted by 911medic, then tried flashing my own modified BIOS, then finally tried flashing the old SLIC 2.0 modified BIOS posted here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/36267?highlight=D865GBF#post36267 which supposedly works. All three attempts resulted in a reboot without any changes to my BIOS.
4. If there is a way to flash a modified BIOS on this board, it probably wasn't done using IFLASH. I wonder what tool people used to flash the old SLIC 2.0 modded BIOS that supposedly works for Vista.
Well we have another dilema here. I'll try doing some googling. We have to get to the bottom of this. There sure is a lot of knowledge on this site. Someone must know.
@ umbala. I came accross this. have a look at the top of the page.
I little correction here. I only get the weird colors and the blank screen if I try to flash the BIOS from within the DOS GUI of the latest IFLASH tool. I was able to flash the BIOS from the command line using the /p parameter. However, it only works with unmodified BIOS files. Trying to flash a modified BIOS file still results in a reboot. This leads me to believe there's some kind of checksum that the modified BIOS files are missing. That's probably why they're getting rejected.