QUOTE(Chancer @ Aug 1 2005, 12:06 PM)
A flash disc is not converted to Xiso. It should be burned as a regular data file. Hacks files are images of the complete disc for ease of burning
A premade ISO flash disc image from HackDaBox (nothing to do with Xiso) was what I had to ultimately resort to. But what I was trying to do initially was to create my own bios flash disc using the metoo bios; it didn't work
. I renamed the bios file bios.bin, added a dummy file, and burned as ISO according to various tutorials on x-s, and yet the chip simply would not find the bios file...however it obviously recognized the disc itself, because the boot screen would show the disc name. For future reference, any suggestions on what I may have been doing wrong? Perhaps the metoo just isn't compatible with Spiderchip 1.1? (specifically, metoo-m8plus-1.6)
QUOTE(otherguy @ Aug 1 2005, 04:58 PM)
when the files are sorted alphabeticaly on the disk the bios.bin file must be the first in the list.
Naming the dummy file aaa.aaa most likely was your problem. If you try making a flash disk in the future i suggest you name the dummy file dummy.bin or zzz.zzz or something to that effect.
This seems backwards of what would make sense. If I understand correctly, most burning apps by default burn ISOs alphabetically starting in the center. I also checked the burn order, and the dummy file was listed first (which according to my application's help file, the files at the top are burned first, innermost). Please correct me if I am wrong, but to my knowledge the purpose of a dummy file is to increase the bitrate at which the relevant data is accessed at a given rotational speed (by pushing that relevant data (bios.bin) further out toward the edge of the disc); thus it makes sense to me that the dummy file should be first in the order of files burned. This is why I named it so that it would alphabetically precede bios.bin.
QUOTE(Chancer @ Aug 1 2005, 05:12 PM)
It doesn't make any difference at all. The Flashbios will not read the dummy wherever its burned on the disc. It merely pads out the burn. The disc is checked for the correct file over the entire written area.
Er...so what is the point of a dummy file (see response to otherguy's quote)?