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Old 09-10-2008, 07:03 AM   #1
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Has anyone ran a bios upgrade under WINE?

I think my machine needs a bios upgrade - I'm having problems with 1Tb disks.

However, the manufacturer offers it's bios upgrades only for windows (xp, vista etc.) in *.exe files. (although it has started offering linux upgrades, these do not cover the only earlier upgrades which are the ones I need).

Has anyone done a bios upgrade by running these .exe files under Wine?
Old 09-10-2008, 07:15 AM   #2
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I don't think a BIOS upgrade will fix your problem. I've only ever seen this sort of thing cause more problems than it may solve.

Anyhow, Linux looks beyond the BIOS.
Old 09-10-2008, 07:37 AM   #3
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Anyhow, Linux looks beyond the BIOS.
Thanks - I didn't realise that.

Looks like I'm back to square one (again).


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