wow. DAMN IMPRESSIVE
Just been playing with my Epia M10000 Bios.. I've manged to change the first boot up screen, instead of showing the normal Via Epia logo it now shows a small BMW logo in the middle.. just makes it look more stock :-)
I have attached the altered bios image.. its the latest one downloaded from epias site.. the original bios name was ' i0100113.BIN '. Just flashed it up with the normal award software (also attached). This might be a whole new crazy.. who knows :-)
REMEMBER :- DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.. IT WORKED ON MINE BUT FLASHING YOU BIOS IS ALWAYS RISKY !!!!
Bios file - HERE
wow. DAMN IMPRESSIVE
Nice! I edited mine to just black, but after seeing that I might be tempted to make it say ford!
Thanks I'll give it a go...Originally Posted by CdRsKuLL
ok.. I assume you can do it on all epia boards..
Remember if you f*** it up.. you will have a dead board.
The first thing I did was download the latest bios from epias website for my board and the awdflash util as well.
Then I went to http://www.blackfiveservices.co.uk/awbmtools.shtml and got his conversion tools.
I then created a 640x480 image in photoshop.. (keeping it small for size reasons)
changed the image mode to index, and saved it as a .tif then I used his tools to convert it into a logo.bmp.. If you dont get a logo.bmp when you try and convert your tif must not be saved right.
I then downloaded CBROM215 from http://www.stormpages.com/crazyape/cbrom.html
I used this then to put the logo.bmp into the bios file.
thats about it really. I was very carefull not to make ANY mistakes and went over it twice just to make sure. I also used the AWDMOD from http://sourceforge.net/projects/awardmod/ to make sure it all looked right before I flash it... I cant stress strongly enough that this file MUST be right, otherwise its a dead board time.. not good.
If you need any more info let me know
Playing with your bios is a risky bussiness. But if anything goes wrong there is a way to recover :
btw thanks CdRsKuLL for the step by step guide. I'll definatelly try this...
I can't download CBrom 2.15 from http://www.stormpages.com/crazyape/cbrom.html, Could you post a link to download or email it to me
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