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Old 05-04-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Flashing Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop


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Linux hardware support has improved a great deal over the past few years, but there are still a few troubled spots. With computer motherboards, for instance, the core functionality is generally there and most consumer motherboards will "just work" with the latest desktop Linux distributions out there. Where users though can run into problems are with the ancillary features. Motherboard manufacturers usually bundle proprietary software with their products that allow monitoring of hardware sensors, flashing of the motherboard BIOS, and overclocking all from within the Windows operating system. With the exception of LM_Sensors providing some sensors support, this is a grey area for Linux. Fortunately, however, the folks working on the CoreBoot project have developed a program that will near universally allow you to flash your motherboard's BIOS from within the Linux desktop.

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Old 05-05-2009, 04:33 AM   #2
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I wonder how dangerous this is compared to the DOS bootdisk method. Should I try this next time I want to update BIOS ?
 
  


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