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#31 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by Fernando 28.01.2016 19:38

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Zitat von yakou32 im Beitrag #30
But, even if I understand the main idea, I don't understand how the hexa editor works, and I don't identify the values to be replaced.
Maybe someone can help you to do it.

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I'm afraid to be stuck with some 4TB drives that won't be recognized by my old RAID :(

What makes you so sure, that you would be able to solve this problem by updating the NVIDIA nForce RAID ROM module?
According to my knowledge not even the latest nVRAID ROM modules do support > 2TB RAID Volumes.

#32 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by yakou32 29.01.2016 01:18

Well, I don't really remember where I read that information.
It was saying that Mediashield 9.x was required to bypass the 2TB RAID limitation.

I re-searched, and found that other post: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic...85-or-newer-/1/
It seems to be working...

By the way, it seems that those people use the cbrom-only method which would cause a change of the file size. But still, it seems to be working...

#33 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by Fernando 29.01.2016 10:01

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@yakou32:
If you tell me the nForce chipset of your mainboard resp. the HardwareIDs of your on-board NVIDIA nForce RAID Controller, I will create for you a suitable NVIDIA MediaShield ROM module v9.87.

#34 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by yakou32 29.01.2016 10:46

Thank you so much!!
That's really nice of you.

The nForce chipset is the 750i SLI.
The hardware ID of the ATA channel is 10de-0265
The hardware IDs of the Raid nForce controler are ACPI\NVRAIDBUS and *NVRAIDBUS

I was just re-reading the post on the GeForce forum :

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If [the ATA channel's hardware ID] is 10de-0265, then you don't have to hex edit this NVRAID.ROM file, just integrate it into your bios package.



I think I could give a try with the untouched NVRAID.ROM, don't you think?

Thanks again!

#35 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by Fernando 29.01.2016 11:11

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Zitat von yakou32 im Beitrag #34
The nForce chipset is the 750i SLI.
The hardware ID of the ATA channel is 10de-0265
One of these infos is obviously wrong.
The DeviceID of the nForce 750i (=MCP55) SATA Controller is either DEV_036F, DEV_037E or DEV_037, whereas the DeviceID DEV_0265 belongs to the nForce 430/410 chipset (=MCP51).

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If [the ATA channel's hardware ID] is 10de-0265, then you don't have to hex edit this NVRAID.ROM file, just integrate it into your bios package.

This is correct, but you have to be sure regarding the HardwareIDs/nforce chipset of your system.

#36 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by yakou32 29.01.2016 11:32

Hmm... This is strange.
Here is what I have:


I finally tried to update the BIOS with a modified version (nvraid.rom untouched at the end of the bios file).
Bios update went fine, and Mediashield is now 9.x. Disks are now properly identified as 4TB.
However, the mirrored RAID is 2TB...

#37 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by Fernando 29.01.2016 12:28

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@yakou32:
I just have checked it: The latest original BIOS 1401 for your mainboard contains the NVIDIA MediaShield RAID ROM v6.70 for the DeviceID DEV_0265.
This indicates, that you have inserted the correct MediaShield RAID ROM v9.xx, if it has been designed for DEV_0265 as well.

#38 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by ed168 05.08.2016 17:36

@Fernando

I'm trying to determine the current ROM versions and possibly update them.
I see from your guide you are also using a GA-X58A-UD3R board.

I was able to find the ROM for the Intel and the Gigabyte (JMicron) controller but not the Marvell.
From what I can tell from the CBROM and HxD outputs PCI ROM[A] is the Intel AHCI ver 1.20e, [B] is Intel MSM ver v8.9.0.1023, [C] is Gigabyte 1.07.06, [D] is Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.29 (06/30/09).
I noticed in CBROM, GROUP ROM[17] refers to a M9123FW.bin but having problems extracting it (think I have a syntax issue).

I've attach a copy of my BIOS file, any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks

#39 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by Fernando 05.08.2016 22:45

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@ed168:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von ed168 im Beitrag #38
I see from your guide you are also using a GA-X58A-UD3R board.
That was not my mainboard (I never had an X48 chipset system), I just used this BIOS for my guide.

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I was able to find the ROM for the Intel and the Gigabyte (JMicron) controller but not the Marvell.

This indicates, that the BIOS doesn't contain any Marvell AHCI/RAID Option ROM module.
There is no need to insert an Intel AHCI/RAID ROM module unless you want to boot off a SATA HDD/SSD, which is connected with one of the Marvell ports running in AHCI or RAID mode.

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I noticed in CBROM, GROUP ROM[17] refers to a M9123FW.bin but having problems extracting it (think I have a syntax issue).

This seems to be the Marvell Firmware, but not an Option ROM module.

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#40 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by OGA 04.09.2016 14:25

good morning, Dmitri,

i'm having SO much trouble with my bios. I have a Dell Mini 1010. the bios version is Tigera A11. The problem is that there is 1) no ACHI function & 2) only 8 MBs of shared video memory. I also have a Mini 1012 that's working perfectly. it's bios version is Samosa A12. that one has the Sata option. I've tried the CBROM & Andy's Tool. I've also tried The Phoenix Bios Editor. NOTHING WORKS! So if i'm doing something wrong, please tell me. all I want to do is getting a SATA option in the Mini 1010 & to get at least 64MBs of GPU. i'll give you specs.

Manufacturer: Dell
Model: Inspiron Mini 1010
Motherboard: M036P
BIOS Version: Tigera 11
Bios Manufacturer: Phoenix
Ram: 2GB
CPU: Item Atom 1.86Ghz
Video Card: Intel GMA 500

I was thinking that I can extract the SATA rom from the Mini 1012, then add it to the Mini 1010. it's really frustrating. so please help me if you can. Thank you in advance, Peace, & God bless you & yours.

O.G.A. South Bronx, NYC..

#41 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by Fernando 04.09.2016 17:08

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@OGA:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von OGA im Beitrag #40
good morning, Dmitri
Who is Dmitri?

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#42 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by OGA 04.09.2016 17:27

(laughing)..my bad..a person should AT LEAST get the name right..i apologize for that..BUT!!?? The message is still the same..i really need help with this..(thinking)..hit me back

#43 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by Fernando 04.09.2016 17:38

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Zitat von OGA im Beitrag #40
I was thinking that I can extract the SATA rom from the Mini 1012, then add it to the Mini 1010.
I doubt, that this procedure will give your Dell Mini 1010 AHCI support. What you additionally need is the BIOS option to set the on-board Intel SATA Controller to "AHCI", but this requires a modification of the related system BIOS module.
I am sorry, but I cannot help you. You should better ask Dmitri ...

#44 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by OGA 05.09.2016 00:00

well thank you for 1) quickly responding to me..(Dieter..you have NO idea how many sites I've been to and you either get 1) a pseudo knowitall..or 2) no one even bothers)..& 2) for having a sense of humor..like I said..i'm sorry for that..(laughing)..you have to cut me some slack though (smile)..do you have any idea where I could go for help with this? (SSDs are a nightmare in IDE mode)..LOL..and did you give any thought about my other issue..(the GMA 3600 w/Win10)..again..i thank you..& hit me back if you get time..Peace..& God bless..

OGA..

#45 RE: [Guide] Award/Phoenix BIOS Modding by freddt2790 10.10.2017 18:07

NOT SURE WERE TO ASK THIS QUESTION can the dell manufacture use the intel me to lock out a upgrade for a video card

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