Got this weird old 8088 board from Free Geek, didn’t expect much from it. But after bending over the key pin, it powers up and I’m treated to a custom BIOS! Don’t have any more 8-bit cards to go further, but this is very cool
@derek only if installing custom BIOS were so easy these days.
I have to break out a hardware kit just to flash core/libreboot.
@crash_override I've had some recent muscle memory with my EEPROM programmer, so I'm hoping I'll be able to stumble my way through it
@derek I would be interested in any ROM dumps that you may come up with,
@crash_override hell yes. If there aren't any issues I'll share what I get from this thing. But there are clone BIOSes (Phoenix etc) around for XT that I don't have a link handy for
@derek thank you so very much for satisfying my curiosities.
@crash_override yeah, no problem. it turned out to be less interesting than I'd though, since just the boot message was changed vs. other similar motherboard BIOSes