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Old 09-29-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
satimis
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Update mobo BIOS question


Hi folks,

Mobo - Asus A8N-Vm
OS - Linux Gentoo

I'm prepared to update the mobo BIOS and couldn't discover the relevant procdure on;

http://support.asus.com/technicaldoc...Language=en-us

Most motherboards have a built-in update option within BIOS itself, and all I need at hand is a floppy disk with the latest BIOS flash image copied to it. But I couldn't discover such an option on the BIOS pages.

Now I have both BIOS;
- for others
- for DOS
download on BIOS --> BIOS;

http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us
(after selecting, motherboard/socket 939/A8N-VM and click "search")

Please help. TIA

B.R.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:22 AM   #2
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Page 2-2 of the manual for the motherboard details the four choices you have for updating the BIOS.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 01:25 AM   #3
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Hi macemoneta,

Tks for your advice.

I got "A8N-VM release BIOS 0702" download, a .zip file. I'll decompress it, rename "0702.ROM" as "A8NVM.ROM" (all in CAPITAL) and copy the same on the floppy.

I also got the procedure on "section 2.1.2 of the manual'

What I'm most concerned is if something went wrong I can't reverse it back. PC failure to boot will be resulted.

Tks.

B.R.
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:37 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by satimis
Hi macemoneta,

Tks for your advice.

I got "A8N-VM release BIOS 0702" download, a .zip file. I'll decompress it, rename "0702.ROM" as "A8NVM.ROM" (all in CAPITAL) and copy the same on the floppy.

I also got the procedure on "section 2.1.2 of the manual'

What I'm most concerned is if something went wrong I can't reverse it back. PC failure to boot will be resulted.

Tks.

B.R.
satimis
According to your motherboard page you have a crash free bios which will allow you to recover it and from the looks of it you should just be able to hit a key when booting to get into the EZ-Flash utility and load your new bios from there.
 
  


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