Unisys AQUANTA motherboard - Looking for Phoenix BIOS

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Postby dve83 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:17 am

\:D/

Hi dont mean to barge in but I've seen enough since 2003 to know

you may want to send me the details and let me have a go. If it's in there I will find it...


evasive might just be able to...he's pretty good :-) (and by that I actually mean the best Ive ever seen)
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Postby Loche » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:55 am

Hi evasive. Did you receive it?
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Postby evasive » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:22 pm

Yeah but they didn't work :(

My account has not been activated either so I suspect their authentication mechanism is t*ts-up at the moment.

I am going to email them anyway to ask if I can host some bioses and manuals for their EOL systems. As the Aquanta DM/6 series support has officially been ended Feb 28,2008
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Postby evasive » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:32 pm

Yay. Found their FTP server back. Loche, you've got mail. Like they said... if it's there I'll find it...
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Postby fussnfeathers » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:35 pm

You haven't found my car keys yet.
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Postby evasive » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:06 pm

fussnfeathers wrote:You haven't found my car keys yet.


if it's there I'll find it...


since when can you FTP car keys?
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Postby fussnfeathers » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:41 am

I've been know to get a call from my ISP after a particularly nasty fart.
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Postby Loche » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:39 am

Hi evasive. Great job finding that file!!!!!
I've downloaded it... thank you so much :)
Now I'm trying to make it works.....
I'll let you know soon.......... :lol:
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Postby evasive » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:26 am

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Postby Loche » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:29 am

Hi. Happy Easter to all....
Nothing to do about Aquanta motherboard :(
I've tried the hotswap using an AmiBios board and the file V60X.190. I've flashed it by using uniflash ver. 1.22 & 1.37.
The program can flash the chip but at the end it says there is a data verify error.
It shows a diagram like this: xxxxxxxxxokokokkokokok. It seems there is a data error in the first 128k of the bios file.
The I've tried to put a copy of the amibios on the phoenixchip and all went well.... the aquanta chip is good, it works.
Probably to flash the aquanta chip with V60X.190 file needs to use the phlash.exe and platform.bin files that comes with the V60X file but it seems that phlash program doesn't work on the amibios board :(
It says that Himem.sys is load but it not the true because I have deleted Autoexec.bat and config.sys from the Win98 boot floppy I used to boot the system.
Now that even the boot block on Aquanta chip is corrupted what can I do? :)

Another thing... I edited the 384k file produced by Awflah when I made the backup of PhoenixBios (after the disaster) e took off the first 128k of the file (it is all 00 00 00 00 00 ....). So I had a 256 bios file. I binary compared this file and the V90x file and they are very similar... I flashed it on the Aquanta chip and in this case the Aquanta board emitted beeps :) the beep code is 1-2-2-3... it means CMOS cheksum error. Isn't it?
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