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Re: flash bios



You should generally keep these discussions posted to the list so that
others can learn from and contribute to the discussion.

On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 19:38:06 +0200,
  François Patte <francois patte math-info univ-paris5 fr> wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III a écrit :
> > On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 14:25:28 +0200,
> >   François Patte <francois patte math-info univ-paris5 fr> wrote:
> > 
> >>Bonjour,
> >>
> >>Is there something to flash the bios from linux? I'm running FC4 and I
> >>don't have any floppy driver....
> > 
> > 
> > BIOS flashing tools are typically obtained from motherboard manufacturers.
> 
> Yes but, though recently bought computer have no floppy drive, they
> still describe the method for flashing from a floppy.
> 
> Now, it seems that you can flash your bios from windows: is there the
> same utility under linux?

You need to ask the motherboard manufacturer. Motherboard flashing through
the motherboard (as opposed to pulling the bios rom and putting in a
programmer) is not standardized and each motherboard needs its own flashing
tool.
If they descxribe how to do it using a floppy (presumbaly under DOS), you
can probably do this with a CD instead. As I said there is a tool for writing
floppy images to CDs so that the CD is bootable. I used that technique to
reflash the motherboard of an older machine at work that didn't have a floppy
drive.


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