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Not to worry, it hasn't done anything to them; you'll just have to decide based on the first few characters of the actual file name. If you want a greater than 2.88MB boot CD, you need to make a Hard Disk ISO and somehow get that onto a CD and make the CD boot. Question: If I didn't change anything in the BIOS, and my problem started happening after restarting from an update, is it possible an outdated BIOS issue? Log in to post comments Marco (not verified) Mon, 2007-10-15 12:41 Permalink Consider using LinuxBios Consider replacing completely the bios with free software, and using LinuxBios. http://evendirectory.com/bios-update/bios-update-sp76205-error-message-can-t-update-system-bios.html

In that case, extract the disk image with cabextract as per instructions above and dd it to an usb stick. (This will destroy the data on it, of course.) Acquire a So, why is it not recommended? Dell If you are using UEFI and your F12 boot options include "Flash BIOS upgrade", one may download the BIOS upgrade .exe from Dell's website, and put it to your /boot/EFI/ I didn't really fancy having to install windows to upgrade.

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For my manufacturer, I also had to install wine to get the files out of the self-extracting EXE, but other than that I was able to follow your guide to the This can be used directly to flash the image, and the invocation is typically "phlash16 /exit $01c80000.fl1". This is a native, open-source Linux and BSD command line utility, no need to mess with floppies or CD-ROM drives, or DOS...

tried with the 2.88 freedos but still not big enough seems i might have to extract the bits from the .exe or just make a bootable rom, anyway still can't flash. But I was really banging my head against a wall and giving up hope until I finally decided to look into the "protected mode" error I kept getting. Locate the memdisk file from the syslinux package. Easy Flash Asus Log in to post comments Xeper (not verified) Sat, 2009-08-01 17:36 Permalink Thank you Thank you for cutting to the chase with this article and making my bios flash process a

Finally, this whole procedure is dangerous because FreeDOS is used instead of the "official" DOS OS. Update Bios Linux Log in to post comments Uwe Hermann (not verified) Sat, 2009-09-12 11:11 Permalink Flashrom, a Linux utility for flashing your BIOS (or NIC, or...) Hi, please consider trying/using flashrom for flashing Packages are available for Debian, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, and some more distros. usually there is the flash (*.fd file) in the mix You can use a various dos based flash programs to with that file.

You can now burn the bootcd.iso to a CD in your favorite CD-burning program. Geteltorito After you download the image, you need to decompress it. I knew about freedos but did not know how to make it into a bootable CD. Log in to post comments Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 2010-08-27 16:53 Permalink Absolutely!

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Usage To use the biosdisk utility to create a BIOS flash image, first download the latest raw BIOS image for your system from your manufacturer's website. https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/csc/people/computingstaff/jaroslaw_zachwieja/readynaspro-jailfix/ Usage is as follows: biosdisk mkpkg [-o option] [--install] [--distro=] [--name=] [--version=] [--release=] /path/to/{.exe | .img} The install action will create the biosdisk image, copy the image file to /boot, and Ubuntu Bios Update The BIOS update utility should run and you should succeed in flashing BIOS. Update Dell Bios Linux First one is that there's so much bios devices out there that it is close to impossible to support well all of them.

My only thing to add - the hitch that held me back - was this: You have to --in freeDOS-- say NO to all the expanded memory options, 386, all that Check This Out Thanks for the article! Make sure the firmware bootdisk is in linux 'dd' format, as the self-extracting .exe disks from the IBM website cannot be booted directly as such. Use type FD00 instead of the old FD. Freedos Flash Bios

Linux is truly a great system. OK. Request recovery media from the vendor, so one may utilize it for an update. http://evendirectory.com/bios-update/black-screen-bios-update-uefi-update.html Steps to replace disks with larger ones (no downtime required!): Pull one disk out, cat /proc/mdstat will report it as faulty.

The difference is that it's FreeDOS not MSDOS. Linux Flashrom Log in to post comments Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 2007-12-10 21:53 Permalink by Virtual machine ? anyway.

Log in to post comments André Aziz (not verified) Fri, 2008-10-31 15:54 Permalink It works!

Log in to post comments admin Sat, 2007-06-02 22:26 Permalink BIOS update No, installed OS is not affected with a BIOS update. It is designed to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware/optionROM images on mainboards, network/graphics/storage controller cards, and various programmer devices. NOTE! Biosdisk this will erase the USB mass storage device content. 1.

Outstanding job, Azca! Log in to post comments Hidden (not verified) Mon, 2008-08-18 03:24 Permalink I think you are totally I think you are totally right here Log in to post comments Spuffler (not Log in to post comments MobileTrend (not verified) Tue, 2008-08-05 10:45 Permalink I also tried it but it does I also tried it but it does not work. have a peek here For instance, if your floppy is a 1.44MB, you would use 1440.

back to this topic.... Thx Log in to post comments admin Sat, 2009-12-19 20:30 Permalink You don't mention what You don't mention what happens when you follow the instructions in the original article? If you don't know what you are doing or feel unsafe at this point, it is highly recommended to ask for help or consult a professional. I change the memory stick for a brandnew ones I had and the problem remains.

So FreeDOS is Linux? Product Name: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Fortunately, it's easy to extract the original tarball. and end with nothing.

For the i Series 1400 follow instructions on this website. This has the large advantage of being able to update the BIOS remotely, and not mess around with boot media. Remove the W98 bootdisk and put the disk with the BIOS update in the drive. Help needed How exactly did you do this?

Thanks very much! BACKGROUND Flashing a BIOS typically serves the following functions: to fix specific bugs, to support newer hardware, or to fix a damaged BIOS. Log in to post comments Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 2007-03-12 03:14 Permalink An Observation "..morons bricks..." Anybody that would use such language and terminology are themselves most likely a moron. Reboot your computer, entering the GRUB menu and selecting IBM BIOS Update, or whatever you named the new section in /boot/grub/menu.lst.