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Old 08-05-2009, 06:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by DotHQ View Post
With bios password protected I don't think you can upgrade bios until you supply the password.
While this certainly could be the case with some machines, I've never experienced it on any desktop machine, nor during a BIOS upgrade on our Toshiba 4090 laptop.

Originally Posted by Colonel Schell
Actually, Sasha, after very careful reading, I'm not certain that vi08mbelc meant that he/she did not have another machine nor access to the Internet, but that it was the friend who owned the laptop who had no Internet access...and that was perhaps only from the laptop.
Perhaps so, nice call; hopefully you are correct.
It could also mean the OP is visiting LQ from work, or an internet cafe, etc.

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That is one problem with being very informal in these forums: sometimes we need a touch more precision to correctly understand the situation.

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And may I also add, we have a large number of readers who speak English as a second language, which is not really a bad thing, just something we should remember when posting.
This point, I am well aware of; and it is definitely not a bad thing at all!

Originally Posted by Colonel Schell
One other thing: I know Linux isn't for everyone (yet), but am I the only one here who is cringing just a little bit to hear a story of someone wanting to uninstall a Linux distro in favour of XP?

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Sorry for being so unclear!! What I meant to say is that the laptop with ubuntu has no access to the internet and of the several other machines in the house, only the ubuntu laptop has a floppy drive.! And the son she want's to have it is only ten and he has only ever used xp... kinda rules out the option of leaving ubuntu on!
Will look into flashing the bios thankyou. Thanks again for all replies and sorry for being so unclear!
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You can also try using SmartBoot Manager or PLoP from floppy which will allow you to boot from CD.



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