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Old 01-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #46
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Tho only way to "replace" your BIOS is to update it with a newer version. And, no, updating a BIOS does not require a working system, only a device (floppy, CD, USB Stick, etc.) from which it can boot. It is, in fact, safer to boot the min DOS to run the BIOS updater.

The reason you can't just replace the BIOS is that a BIOS must be specifically designed for the hardware and mother-board design used by the manufacturer. While such things are fairly standard, using a BIOS tuned for a different mother board would be a crap-shoot.

In any case, instruction on how to update the BIOS will be found (as you noted that you had found before) on the manufacturers Web site.

So instead of all the angst, why nor read the instructions, download the update, and apply it? It just might help. . .
I'm not angsting, I'm just asking the questions I need answers to in order to feel 'alright' with toying with my computer any more cause I don't want to screw it up any more than it is, then have more problems to worry about. lol.
No new's on the ubuntu download, cd's wouldnt work in my friends computer, so I'm having a friend burn a copy for me. So, hopefully this BIOS update + GRUB will help.

Thanks for all the help everyone, much appreciated. :]

-Tech
 
Old 01-20-2009, 04:31 PM   #47
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So then, is there any way to 'replace' my BIOS with something newer?
I'm burning Ubuntu today as well.
You could upgrade the BIOS via you motherboard manufactures site. Most motherboards do have upgrades to fix BIOS errors or patch needs. Be sure to backup your current BIOS before flashing. You should be sure as not to interrupt the flash or you will have a brick!
 
Old 01-20-2009, 04:40 PM   #48
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by PTrenholme View Post
Tho only way to "replace" your BIOS is to update it with a newer version. And, no, updating a BIOS does not require a working system, only a device (floppy, CD, USB Stick, etc.) from which it can boot. It is, in fact, safer to boot the min DOS to run the BIOS updater.
Depending on the motherboard, some newer systems allow a 'Live' update/upgrade. I do prefer the older and safer method of flashing a BIOS.

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The reason you can't just replace the BIOS is that a BIOS must be specifically designed for the hardware and mother-board design used by the manufacturer. While such things are fairly standard, using a BIOS tuned for a different mother board would be a crap-shoot.
Exceptions would be to get newests BIOS for your MB. Not a flash but a replacement. Most new designs don't allow a socket BIOS but a surface mount.

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In any case, instruction on how to update the BIOS will be found (as you noted that you had found before) on the manufacturers Web site.

So instead of all the angst, why nor read the instructions, download the update, and apply it? It just might help. . .
A lot of people are fearful to upgrade the BIOS. There are cautions that one should abide by. First, you should backup the current BIOS with the available BIOS utilities. Second, be sure as not to interrupt the Flash operation as this will produce a brick, non-operational.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 08:04 PM   #49
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A lot of people are fearful to upgrade the BIOS. There are cautions that one should abide by. First, you should backup the current BIOS with the available BIOS utilities. Second, be sure as not to interrupt the Flash operation as this will produce a brick, non-operational.
Yes, and almost all "BIOS flash" programs will offer to back up your BIOS to the "flash" media before actually flashing. You should not decline this offer.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 11:27 PM   #50
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Alrighty all, sorry for the long delay, but I had to wait for Ubuntu to send me a CD, just got it today, instlled Ubuntu 8.10 on my hard disk, and am still getting the 'No operating system found' message. So, next I'm going to talk to my neighbor about flashing my BIOS(he's done it plenty of times, and I trust him more to do it rather than myself.)

If that doesn't work, I'm giving up on this system since all I need is a 15$ video card and I'll have my new computer linux ready.
Thanks for the help everyone, I'll update after I have my BIOS flashed and let you all know how it goes.

EDIT: this is probably obvious, but GRUB is included in ubuntu, whoever was talking about GRUB, sorry, that didn't work.

Last edited by TechniSlave; 02-05-2009 at 11:41 PM.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 11:31 PM   #51
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Rhce 5 server

Any one knows is there open office is include in rhce 5.0 server or not....
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:41 PM   #52
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this is a simple fix to simple you installed it so it reads if you have a floppy it reads floppy it reads your cdrom and if you installed it then it all worked go into bios and make sure it is set to boot from your hard drive. and if it is a ide make sure you boot from the master if it is set to master if it is set to slave set bios to boot from slave. sounds to easy but the out come if not set right is no operating system found.
this is the only thing it can be. trust me. seen this many times people set the drives to cable select or slave and master and in bios never set it to the drive they want to boot from. good luck this is the problem and if you have a floppy disk in take it out.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 11:43 PM   #53
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this is a simple fix to simple you installed it so it reads if you have a floppy it reads floppy it reads your cdrom and if you installed it then it all worked go into bios and make sure it is set to boot from your hard drive. and if it is a ide make sure you boot from the master if it is set to master if it is set to slave set bios to boot from slave. sounds to easy but the out come if not set right is no operating system found.
this is the only thing it can be. trust me. seen this many times people set the drives to cable select or slave and master and in bios never set it to the drive they want to boot from. good luck this is the problem and if you have a floppy disk in take it out.
Alright, I'll check my HDD and my BIOS, if this fixes it, I'm going to be so very happy, but I'm going to feel so stupid at the same time.
-Tech

EDIT: Problem solved. It was something as simple as a jumper setting not being needed. I didn't even think anything of it when I left it on after pulling out my other hard drive. Gah, I feel so stupid now. I've been without an OS for almost 10 months becuse of somethig THAT stupid.
Thanks to everyone that contributed, and thank you Drakeo for the solution.

--Tech

Last edited by TechniSlave; 02-06-2009 at 12:30 AM.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 12:56 AM   #54
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wrong post. sorry

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Old 02-08-2009, 01:07 AM   #55
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Post Can install .exe package in Linux

can install .exe package in linx?? or can i install ms-office in rhel 5? pls help me..
 
Old 02-09-2009, 12:02 PM   #56
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can install .exe package in linx?? or can i install ms-office in rhel 5? pls help me..
I would suggest that you create a new thread since this thread is not related to your problem.

To answer your question directly. No, you are not going to install a .exe to a GNU/Linux. You should look at 'WINE' or even a Virtual Machine (VM).

LQ & goolge searches would surely benefit you.
 
  


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