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Old 11-09-2005, 11:51 AM   #1
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Dosbootdisk for upgrading bios

I just bought a new Asrock K7S41 which will only run my also new XP 3100+ (I know it's old but for me it's really really new stuff ) if I upgrade the bios.
I have no access to any windows what so ever and the upgrade utility from asrock needs to be installed on a bootable floppy (to run the ASRFLASH.exe). Is there any way to create a bootable floppy in Debian to get this done?

Old 11-09-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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I went to and found THIS , it is a win98 bootdisk that can be written from Linux.

Extract it, cd into the directory and use "dd if=WIN98SEC.IMG of=/dev/fd0"

That will give you a bootable floppy. Copy the ASRFLASH.exe and BIOS image to the floppy, and boot. At the C:/ prompt run ASRFLASH.exe to update your BIOS.

EDIT: You will have to remove some files to make room. I am pretty sure you only need autoexec.bat, config.sys, msdos.sys, and io.sys.

Last edited by elliott678; 11-09-2005 at 01:50 PM.
Old 11-09-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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Thanx, worked like a charm1


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