FT//s BIOS Revision Summary (Rev 1.4.3)

Release Date Changes
Flash ROM
1-00-05
BETA
19/3/93 Security has now been included in the BIOS.

AZ9034 support has been added and tested
1-00-07
BETA
19/5/93 The error report 'Error XXX, invalid configuration information (ASC type)' has now been corrected.

The memory error reported then a memory 'hole' is enabled with 12MB of memory has been corrected.

Security logon with a monochrome monitor has been fixed.

The 'white box' appearing in the security logon panel has been fixed.

Adaptec & IBM drive delay.

Cirrus BIOS 1.20 is now used. This fixes MCLK and 'no monitor becomes monochrome
1-00-08
BETA
26/5/93 60Hz Hi-res. support for monitor type 0 (VGA) has been added.

Memory holes are now correctly supported.

Memory checking now extends beyond 64MB

Error message 110 is now spelled correctly.

The Microsoft Diagnostic, 'MSD.EXE', no longer hangs.

Version number changed to 1-00-08.
1-00 9/6/93 This is the first formal release of the Panther II BIOS.
1-01 14/6/93 This release is functionally unchanged from version 1-01-02 BETA.
1-02
1-03-01
BETA
5/7/93 The keyboard self test logic has been changed to correct '301' error during post.

The OTP and Flash BIOS revision information has been moved to CRC'ed Extended CMOS

'F1' confirmation on error logic has been corrected
1-03 5/7/93 The keyboard self test logic has been changed to correct '301' error during post.

The OTP and Flash BIOS revision information has been moved to CRC'ed Extended CMOS

'F1' confirmation on error logic has been corrected
1-04-02
BETA
28/9/93 Specific to Pentium
Correct Pentium-60 CPU clock speed display on signon.

The following features are added for Pentium, BIOS Caching, Memory parity error checking, SLIK data bus parity error checking.

BIOS caching is disabled, if ROM is not shadowed.

Changes for Pentium and '486
Support RLL controllers and drives.

Chipset sub-address 01Bh register can be changed through XCMOS.

Hanging when floppy disabled by security has been fixed.

IBM HDU start-up delay now controlled through XCMOS.

Fixed UNIX hang when Front Panel message received but no driver loaded.

Fixed Rev B I/O board securityset-up problem.

Fixed Cirrus 'noise' at 800 x 600 x 64 K in Windows.

Support for BIOS INT 015h, function 0C9h (Processor ID) added.

Fixed video card problem with hanging after reference, without video ROM signature. Eg. Matrox.
1-04 5/11/93 This release is functionally unchanged from version 1-04-02 BETA.
1-05-01
BETA
15/11/93 The BIOS function INT 15, 0C9h (return Processor ID) now returns valid data.
1-05 15/11/93 This release is functionally unchanged from version 1-05-01 BETA.
FT//s Front Panel Firmware
1-00-07i 17/3/93 Door closing sometimes used to trigger security alarm. This has now been fixed.

Pressing a front panel switch after a 'RESET' sometimes used to trigger a security alarm. This has now been fixed.

Support has been added for the new MK2 UPS.
1-00-07i 24/3/93 Door closing sometimes used to trigger security alarm. This has now been fixed.

Pressing a front panel switch after a 'RESET' sometimes used to trigger a security alarm. This has now been fixed.

Support has been added for the new MK2 UPS.

Please note that this release replaces the previous version 1-00-07i and fixes a potential problem with security violations on power up.
1-00-07 30/4/93 Door closing sometimes used to trigger security alarm. This has now been fixed.

Pressing a front panel switch after a 'RESET' sometimes used to trigger a security alarm. This has now been fixed.

Support has been added for the new MK2 UPS.
1-00-08i 9/6/93 Front panel power, reset & door switches are now correctly secured upon activation of security line from the security processor.
1-00-09 26/5/93 Model string has been changed to 'FT//s'.

Security Alarm no longer sounds momentarily on Front Panel 'reset'.

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