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Old 11-05-2004, 08:09 PM   #1
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Steps to upgrade BIOS

Can someone point me to a URL where there are steps to
upgrade a BIOS? I have a ABIT NF7-S2G mother board.

I am using Suse Linux 9.1. Is there a command to
read the current BIOS version?

Also, the ABIT web-site has only .exe files. I will need to
convert them to upgrade my BIOS.

My current BIOS version does not recognize my CPU(sempron),
and the processor speed, hence need to upgrade
Old 11-05-2004, 08:22 PM   #2
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Have you looked at Abit's website for instructions?
AFAIK there isn't a linux BIOS upgrade conversion process. Your going to have to use a windows PC to extract the files and create a bootable floppy disk.
Old 11-08-2004, 11:08 PM   #3
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Yes, I did go to ABIT's web-site. There is a BIOS upgrade for my
motherboard, so the sempron can be detected.

My problem is all these files are either .exe or .bat. Is there a
tutorial where in I can I can covert the .exe to a linux executable.

I did try converting .bat to a shell executable, but the next
step is to convert the .exe.

Anybody aware of any web-site that has a linux equivalent
of the ABIT Bios upgrade??
Old 11-09-2004, 02:46 AM   #4
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When i have small utilities like this i usually use Wine, it can handle most small Windows apps .. I even use alot of XBOX tools on my computer with Wine!
Old 11-18-2004, 01:35 AM   #5
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There is a way to upgrade a bios through linux and im kinda looking into it at the moment. You have to get a /dev/bios setup and then its a simple dd command process.
dd if=biosupgrade.bin of=/dev/bios
I'll let ya know if I get things going here
Old 11-18-2004, 02:05 AM   #6
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/dev/bios didnt support my chipset =,(


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