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Log in to post comments azca (not verified) Sat, 2009-01-03 07:00 Permalink The following is a brief The following is a brief outline of how I created a 4MB CD boot If you are in a graphical environment then unmount the USB stick again. If cabeextract/innoextract fails Diskette .exe for some older models can't be extracted using cabextract. When searching for the latest BIOS update, please make sure one checks the OS for both Windows and Linux to get the latest fixes. http://evendirectory.com/bios-update/bios-updates-on-linux-m3800.html

When you try some unfinished software product, it may segfault, it may corrupt some of your files, it may even crash the OS. Log in to post comments Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 2007-12-10 21:53 Permalink by Virtual machine ? I tested it successfully on T400. FOOTNOTES[Δ] For lots of detail on making and burning .iso files, see The Linux Documentation Project (tldp.org): 3.1 Writing CD-ROMs (pure data). https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Flashing_BIOS_from_Linux

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MSI MSI offers an update via a command from within the UEFI/BIOS to select and load a specific file from a USB drive. Reply Dylan2017-01-28 at 04:49Permalink Thanks for this - worked like a charm on the W541. Yes compatibility is a disaster for hardware from XP to Vista, but from XP to 7 and Vista to 7 not so much. FWIW, my computer runs PATA / IDE HDs and optical drives.

Thank you, this page is exactly what I needed. Here's the RIGHT way to do it: (I am assuming you have obtained the BIOS update files from a reliable source, that they are unzipped and stored in a separate directory A lot easier than having to find a USB CD ROM drive and burning a CD that you're only going to use once. Freedos Flash Bios Run the following: updtrom /np /prep1 updtrom /np /prep2 updtrom /np /prep3 updtrom /np /romcmp /romflsh /prep4 updtrom /np /h8flsh /h8img /model Yes, you need to run updtrom five times.

Log in to post comments Matt (not verified) Fri, 2010-04-09 05:12 Permalink Worked Like a Charm Just updated the BIOS on an ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA (http://tinyurl.com/create.php) with their latest (http://tinyurl.com/ylladky) using my I know the .exe is winflash.exe file. Needed to select as follows: USB UEFI support = enabled OS optimized defaults = disabled secure rollback = disabled secure boot = disabled UEFI / Legacy = both Priority = Legacy https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318789 The EC firmware is usually much better at backwards compatibility than the BIOS.

I had to upgrade an old machine that did not have Windoze or a floppy disk. Freedos Usb Flash Drive Once the bootable image, FILENAME.IMG, is extracted from the .exe, it can be booted directly through GRUB without the need of burning a CD, using the SYSLINUX image-loader memdisk. If it's on another device on your laptop then you will destroy your data. If you're lucky and you get a set of MS-DOS tools, just grab some FreeDOS live CD or floppy image and boot into FreeDOS to use the tools (although you will

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Only the web site theme is a customized child theme based on the beautiful ColorMag theme from themegrill.com and thus licensed under the GPL. You can say thanks by clicking on the + in the purple thumbs up icon next to the Reply button. Ubuntu Bios Update Are C strings always null terminated, or does it depend on the platform? Linux Flashrom Log in to post comments tracyanne (not verified) Sun, 2007-03-11 22:04 Permalink Topic just fine It helped me find what I needed.

Understand what you are doing before you begin. this contact form See here. RELEASE COMPATIBILITY (Ubuntu x86/i386) All versions of Ubuntu have been tested using the methods listed below (4.10 - 12.04). To do this, first you need to find the index for the first occurance of MSCF in the downloaded executable. Easy Flash Asus

Question: Are BIOS updates risky? Log in to post comments George (not verified) Sun, 2010-03-21 01:04 Permalink Success Worked like charm! You can also alter GRUB 2 using Daniel Richter's "Grub Customizer" -- read more about it here, here, and here. http://evendirectory.com/bios-update/bios-update-sp76205-error-message-can-t-update-system-bios.html well I dont know what to say.Here are the contents of the script:http://pastebin.com/WyTuZfLK Reply 0 0 erico Provost Posts: 41,101 Member Since: ‎01-07-2009 Message 6 of 29 (12,681 Views) Report Inappropriate

Log in to post comments Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 2007-12-11 01:05 Permalink Nope It's a common misconception. Biosdisk Then when you are at the windows vista installation page where it doesn't detect your HDD, click on load drivers, browse to USB, select the folder with the RAID drivers you All rights reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Browser Compatibility Discussion Boards Open Menu Discussion Boards Open Menu Welcome to the Forum!

Set BIOS to boot from USB (USB-ZIP) and You will be able to backup Your existing BIOS to disk.

Log in to post comments admin Wed, 2010-06-30 21:39 Permalink I guess you're out of luck. Here is a typical session, back up your current bios: # flashrom -r current_rom.img flashrom v0.9.1-r710 No coreboot table found. My sincere apologies if some of you were mislead thinking that you could flash your BIOS from a running Linux, I'm really sorry, this article is not about that. Update Hp Bios Linux Ubuntu Ubuntu Insights Planet Ubuntu Activity Page Please read before SSO login Advanced Search Forum The Ubuntu Forum Community Other Discussion and Support Tutorials HOWTO: Flash BIOS, The Ubuntu Way Page

What will you think? In the latter case, load the modules before the next step, like this.
modprobe vfat
modprobe loop
Consult /proc/fileystems to see if you have the needed file By following any of the instructions here you are accepting the very real risk of turning your ThinkPad into a big expensive paper weight, as a firmware update gone wrong can http://evendirectory.com/bios-update/black-screen-bios-update-uefi-update.html Answer: Yes.

Namely, if anything goes wrong during the update process (you lose power or similar) you will finish with a broken motherboard, and thus your computer will become completely inoperable (even though ACPI-Related Issues Sometimes these issues can be fixed by updating your BIOS. DB Log in to post comments admin Mon, 2007-04-16 15:00 Permalink Thanks! FreeDOS FreeDOS a free DOS-compatible operating system, is up to the challenge, no need for proprietary DOS versions.

Enter a terminal window and enter "dmesg | tail". Reboot and select "Flash BIOS upgrade" option.