First post, by aries-mu
Hello fellow retro-enthusiasts!
I was wondering:
1) In your opinion, is it possible to do some hardcore hardware hacking like, for example, to:
• Take a PCI 486 Motherboard, de-solder ALL the components pertaining the PCI bus (chipset, various chips, capacitors, etc., and the whole PCI slots section)
• Then take an ISA-only 486 Motherboard and, with soldering iron, wires and other stuff, kind of interface the above parts with it, so that the ISA-only motherboard now also has a working PCI bus subsystem (it doesn't have to be on the same actual "board", even on an add-on card connected by some flat IDE-like homemade large cable or something...)
• Then hack the (formerly) ISA-only motherboard's BIOS to "add" whatever it needs to properly "see" and "use" the newly transplanted hardware
• And have it work well with PCI cards too?
2) If point n. 1) is possible, could you please list all the subjects one should learn, in chronological order, to be able to design, develop, and achieve it?
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