Eprommer for Linux

 

Software for EPROM burner "Quickbyte 2.0" alias "Junior Prommer"

The EPROM burners "Quickbyte 2.0" and "Junior Prommer" were originally built for use with Atari, Amiga or DOS PC. They are compatible to each other and become connected to the parallel port. This software makes it possible to use them with Linux on x86 computers. Originally it was written by Thorsten Hempel and ran under the Linux 2.0 Kernel. I adapted the tio device for Linux Kernel 2.4. As I am not familiar with kernel programming, all changes are guesses!

If you have any hints or improvements mail to LSto at gmx dot de.

Supported EPROMS

EPROM tested
2716 (read only) no
2732 (read only) yes
2764 yes
27128 no
27256 no
27512 yes

Where to get it

The sources of my adapted version for Kernel 2.4 you can find here. The original version for Kernel 2.0 you can find at http:// www.tux.org/ pub/ sites/ ftp.llp.fu-berlin.de/ LINUX-LAB/ EE-tools/ eprom/ prommer.html and ftp:// ftp.llp.fu-berlin.de/ pub/ linux/ LINUX-LAB/ EE-tools/ eprom/ prommer.html .

Compiling hints

Maybe the following hints solve problems I have due to an insane system. However, they might help you.

When I tried to insert the module tio.o the first time, I got unresolved symbols. I found, that the file / usr/ include/ linux/ autoconf.h did not fit to my system. During the compilation of prommer I had to change the line #define CONFIG_SMP 1 to #undef CONFIG_SMP. An appropriate autoconf.h can be found in / usr/ src/ linux/ include/ linux/

Copying / Warranty

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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