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alpha relese — Pär Moberg

Willem

Burning EPROMs using willem based programmers.

Shopping List

You will need:

  • PC with a IBM parallel port
  • Willem based programmer
  • Power supply (optional, see below)
  • EPROM, UV or electronic erasable
  • Network card with a ROM socket or ROM-card so you can use/test your new burned EPROM
  • Operating system that can run Windows 32bit programs
  • Programmer software (look on your programmers homepage)

Setup

Hardware

Connect your programmer to your computer and a power supply.

“I would recommend that you use a external power supply, a wall wart, instead of USB when given the choice. My experience is that EPROMs needs more power than USB can provide” — Pär Moberg

An erased EPROM

Software

Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP

Extract/install the programmer software and start programming

Linux

Install Wine

Wine

Wine is usually included in the packet repository of your distribution but the latest development releases for the big dists can be found at http://www.winehq.org/download/ with good instructions.

Wine prefix

A wine prefix is usefull to make for the programmer software since its needs is quite specific. It will be needed to run in Win9x mode and not in a WinNT/NT derivative mode. It also need a registry hack.

“In this tutorial I will be using the folder EPROM under my home directory to setup wine in” — Pär Moberg
First make a folder and go to it in a terminal window
Now, to make Wine aware of that this is a prefix we need to export this directory to environment as WINEPREFIX
export WINEPREFIX=$PWD
And to check that it worked
echo $WINEPREFIX
It should return the full path-name of your folder.


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