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I guess this is technically not a Linux question, but I'm sure the problem will sound familiar. I want to flash my BIOS, but the downloaded software only works in Windows or DOS. My plan was to download a FreeDOS floppy bootimage and make a bootable iso with the BIOS software.
This is what I've done:
I've downloaded the BIOS software here and the bootimage here.
Then I executed following commands:
I'm able to boot with this disk and I choose to start FreeDOS. There, I do the following (the last step is as described in the README.txt of the downloaded BIOS software):
T:\ cd 3A32
T:\ PHLASH16 ZL53A32.WPH /mode=3 /X
The "Phoenix Phlash16 Utility Version 1.4 Build 57" starts. It mentions it's loading the image file but halts with the error:
"Invalid Opcode at 00F8 0001 0282 3B02 75C6 E22B 81F6 00C3 8110 00FB 72A0 66E5 C0"
I hate it how hardware vendors are able to make a non OS-specific task a nightmare.
Last edited by merchtemeagle; 04-24-2006 at 03:50 PM.
I'm checking the list of supported motherboards on the Uniflash website.
Problem I'm having now is: I don't know what chipset my motherboard uses. I can't see the STOP procedure, it seems like my screen is warming up then.
If I enter the setup by pressing <F12>, then I can see: VGA Bios Version SiS 2.27.g8. Does that tell me something about the used chipset?