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Old 03-11-2007, 07:16 AM   #1
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LXer: How to flash motherboard BIOS from Linux (no DOS/Windows, no floppy drive)?


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You've finally made the move to a Windows-free computer, you're enjoying your brand new Linux OS, no trojans/viruses, no slowdown, everything's perfect. Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash utilities. You panic! Fortunately, this problem is easy to solve...

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You've finally made the move to a Windows-free computer, you're enjoying your brand new Linux OS, no trojans/viruses, no slowdown, everything's perfect. Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash utilities. You panic! Fortunately, this problem is easy to solve...

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Thanks. I had actually attempted something like this recently, and didn't quite get there. I spotted one comment on the Digg thread that intrigued me - could a tiny partition be set aside for this stuff booting freedos only and grub be made to boot it? Thus saving on even having to burn a CD...
 
  


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