Toshiba Satellite P100-106 3.30 BIOS request

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  1. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    #123 tqhoang, May 31, 2021
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    Thanks, I’ll check it out. Although I’ve never had trouble with Windows 7/10 and AHCI, but that was on ICH8-M or higher. There must be something special that Windows is requiring.

    Unfortunately I’m not sure if I have access to any other ICH7 systems to compare the chipset configuration. Most of the stuff I have at work are Dell systems.

    No rush on the /proc/iomem. It’s just a one-line change in the DSDT.

    I think I’m going to revert back to an IDE BIOS and check out if suspend/resume works. Then I’ll know that I need to do something in the ACPI wake method. I tried applying AHCI again but that was worse than not doing anything.


    UPDATE
    • Suspend and resume work in IDE mode under CentOS 7...not so much in AHCI. I briefly saw an error pop up in the console about trying to reset the SATA bus, but the drive was not responding. Unfortunately too many times doing this and the XFS filesystem got corrupted.
    • I believe I do have a few Dell D820's lying around at work...will have to see if any still function.
     
  2. BugsB

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    I see - I read your update. What do you plan to do with the Dell D820?

    One more day delay: I was bitten by some strange grey striped insect today and have an allergic reaction - arm swollen like a ball & itching like hell. I took some anti-histamine, can do nothing but crush now and hope I'm fit again tomorrow to report back.
     
  3. tqhoang

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    I'm not sure anymore. From what I've read, Dell didn't enable AHCI in the D820 either...was hoping that they did and I could peak at the SATA registers.

    Hope you feel better.
     
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    Thanks. Am feeling pretty sick. Still went to work which took me to the edge. Can't do anything anymore right now but go to sleep. Maybe tomorrow
     
  5. BugsB

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    #127 BugsB, Jun 5, 2021
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    Am back up and running (after lots of sleep). Attached you find the /proc/iomem file from my Toshi P100 booted in 32bit mode (because I run both, Mac OS 10.7.5 and Windows 10 in 32bit mode, too) with an old Parted Magic version from 2013 included in the latest System Rescue CD (I guess that was the latest freely available edition of PM before they went retail). Hope it's helpful. Let me know in case it doesn't contain the data you need, and I can download a more recent Linux distro.
     

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  6. tqhoang

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    Just a quick update.
    • I have suspend/resume working in CentOS 7 in AHCI mode!!!
    • I reviewed your /proc/iomem file and was able to find a free memory region that we have in common.
    • Windows 7 & 10 installers do not see any hard drives when in SATA AHCI mode. It does see the SATA AHCI controller though, so it's definitely running my DSDT code.
      • Microsoft Standard AHCI ==> no drives detected
      • Intel MSM v7.0.0 ==> no drives detected
      • Intel RST v9.6.0 ==> BSOD
      • Intel RST v10.1.0 ==> BSOD
      • Intel RST v11.2.0 ==> BSOD
      • Intel RSTe v11.7.4 ==> BSOD
    I'm trying some other register probing, but I think I'm close!

    Do you know what the latest and pain-free way to try Mac OS on the P105? I'd like to see if that "just works" like Linux does.
     
  7. BugsB

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    Amazing - yes, sounds as if you're close!

    Mac OS must be 10.7.5 Lion. I did not find a website where you could download a hackintosh image. I'm at the end of the road here with very "thin" upload speed, so can't help with providing via upload. Best chance might be some via some old torrent some people hopefully still share, but I don't have any link or torrent right now :/
     
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