Trying to get HP SLIC 2.1 on Asus board

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  1. jamesm80

    jamesm80 MDL Novice

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    #1 jamesm80, Jul 27, 2009
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    Hi,
    I've been searching around to see if it's possible to mod my P5N32-E SLI with SLIC v2.1 - i wanted to have a go at it since i have some spare BIOS chips laying around and was interested!

    I found that my Asus board has SLIC but it's disabled (not shown in Everest) and so read that the "pubkey / marker" method would be possible in this case?

    I got hold of a HP SLIC v2.1 BIN file and seperated the pubkey from the marker, inserted them into my BIOS BIN and flashed it. It works and a SLIC table is shown in Everest but the OEM ID field is missing. I have the rest though inc. OEM Table ID = A1, and Creator ID = AWRD...

    I tried using HWDirect, dumped the SLIC table, corrected the header and saved. After refreshing Everest, all is good and i have the OEM ID. How can i go about making this permenent in my BIOS mod, since i cannot see the SLIC header like i did in HWDirect, using MODBIN - perhaps because it's compressed?

    Thanks,
    James.
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    How did you insert the pubkey/marker???
     
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  3. jamesm80

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    I used cbrom commands:

    cbrom 1203.BIN /other 4078:0000 PUBKEY.BIN
    cbrom 1203.BIN /other 4079:0000 MARKER.BIN

    Where 1203.BIN is my original ASUS BIOS and PUBKEY.BIN and MARKER.BIN are the seperated HP pubkey and marker.

    James.
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Incorrect..you need to add them as the slpcode, not just modules..

    cbrom 1203.bin /Slpkey bbpubkey.bin
    cbrom 1203.bin /Slpmarker bbmarker.bin


    Which cbrom are you using??
     
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  5. jamesm80

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    CBROM219.EXE i assume v2.19? Is there a newer version i am missing then?

    Thanks,
    James.
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I was just curious..it is not a problem..
     
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  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Just wonder why not to use Andy's tool?
    Is there a reason for it?

    sebus
     
  8. jamesm80

    jamesm80 MDL Novice

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    Ok, do you think it's just the commands that causing this trouble? i'm going to give it another go later on and see if it will activate Vista.

    @sebus - Haven't read about Andy's tools, i'll check into that although i like to try and do things manually if possible and learn how stuff works etc. Perhaps if i don't get anywhere that would be useful to me, thanks!

    James.
     
  9. JustDoIt

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    Pls do that, since a lot of people trust Andy's tool:) And we all love you pop push and mov guy's:D
     
  10. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #10 911medic, Jul 27, 2009
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    It follows the manual method..cbrom and everything. It will work the same way..

    @JustDoIt:
    You have to have a SLIC table in your ACPITBL module for pubkey/marker to work. This is default for asus award bios in the tool. If you dont have the slic, it will not work. The tool works great on 99% of the bios out there. 100%(maybe) if you know the advanced options..
     
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  11. jamesm80

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    Hi guys just re-flashed using the /Slpkey /Slpmarker switches (had to use cbrom 1.82 for them to work) but unfortunately same results as before. Gives me a SLIC table but no OEM ID field.

    I'm thinking this is something more specific to the fact that this board already has some "prepared" but disabled SLIC table already?
     
  12. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Try the isa method..
     
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  13. jamesm80

    jamesm80 MDL Novice

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    Thanks to those who have helped, the ISA method has worked. Just one last question, the ISA BIN contains the full SLIC table and i'm currently using a v2.0 SLIC. I assume that if and when i want to, i could hex edit the ISA BIN, overwriting the old SLIC with a v2.1 SLIC for example?

    James.
     
  14. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    You absolutely could..Only the slic code though.:D:D

    I figured the ISA was the ticket..You can do this by hand if you want.


    To remove the present one:

    cbrom 1202.bin /isa release

    then do:

    cbrom 1202.bin /d

    to insert the new one:

    cbrom 1202.bin /isa slic.bin

    then check it took:

    cbrom 1202.bin /d

    enjoy the flash!!!
     
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  15. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    911medic

    Can you share a link to a pubkey/marker guide?

    I really need to mod an asus bios

    Thanks