[Soekris] bios versionquestions
h_reuver at mantell.xs4all.nl
Sat Nov 29 11:48:21 UTC 2003
On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 04:20:40PM -0700, Sancho2k.net Lists wrote:
> Of the two listed BIOSes on soekris.com, are both acceptable to use on
> the net4521?:
> bios_115a.bin net45xx BIOS release version 1.15a
> b4501_122.bin net45xx BIOS release version 1.22
> I realize the web page lists the "net45xx" series as the target, but the
> "4501" string in 1.22 bios's name leads me to want to make sure. Also,
> what is the recommendation for using 1.22 over 1.15a at this point in time?
If the current BIOS works with the board, why should you change it?
If you need the added functions in the 1.22 you might want to upgrade.
(See the changelog.txt for details.)
The changed download mechanism might be an option that compromises
compatibility with existing installations, therefore the 1.15a is probably
provided as "stable" for backwards compatibility.
If you read the specs of the net4501/11/21 you might see the only real
difference is the added PC-card/Cardbus. Since the added text says "net45xx"
you might take the hint that the net4501/11/21 can work using the same
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