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Mickey Juice
14th February 2009, 09:29 AM
Heya!

Just wondering what the best BIOS would be to use on an aladdin modchip (I need LBA48 mode supported to put in a 500Gb drive). It currently has X2 4983.67.

I assume it takes 256k sized BIOS?

DevoDave
14th February 2009, 03:18 PM
M8plus is the latest bios. There is a version for the Xbox 1.6 too.

Yes, most modchips only need a 256K bios.

cwispy
14th February 2009, 07:26 PM
If you aladdin is socketed I can send you over a chip preflashed with a bios which will work for any model and give you F and G drives if you have a large hdd.

Mickey Juice
15th February 2009, 02:00 PM
What's the best ie easiest way to flash it?

cwispy
15th February 2009, 02:43 PM
In a programmer is it has a 49lf020A chipset in it. If its a 49lf020 then it will flash easy with the evox cd.

Mickey Juice
17th February 2009, 12:12 PM
Thanks.

I ended up using the BIOS' on Slayers install DVD. Worked fine. (Tried M8Plus, then settled on X2)

xbpartitioner whinged about not supporting LBA48 but the 500Gb I installed seemed to format fine with 32kb clusters for F drive.

cwispy
17th February 2009, 11:53 PM
Not really a good idea formatting as a large F drive. Your much better off using a G drive for the extra space. Way too many stories of corrupt files from large F installs out there, but if your not keeping anything on there that your worried about loosing I guess it doesnt matter.