I have two Iopeners that I plan on hacking however the talk about the diffrent versions has me confused.
I think that I have either a V3 or a V5 but am not sure how to proceed.
have no epoxy on the BIOS chip
have RiSE MP6 processors
are missing chip U14 (Yahama sound according to other threads?)
have U18 (Adlib sound? part no: AD1881A)
have stickers that say REV:3B with dates near 2000.08.16
has a 44 pin header
don't respond to any sequence of keys during the "iopener" boot screen (Bios splash screen?)
Am I correct in assuming that this is a V5?
Does this mean that I will need to purchase a V540a BIOS from BadFlash in order to add HD/CF/Serial/etc..
On a slightly related topic, I have a pair of laptop HD converters that allow a Laptop HD to be plugged into a standard IDE cable (with a power cable for supplying +5V) If I use one on the motherboard, swapping out the pin pairs (2,1 4,3 6,5 etc.. ) will I be able to use a IDE HD (with an external power supply). Will I require the Badflash BIOS to add the HD anyway?
Thanks for your time! I look forward to getting these projects underway!
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