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But, I'm quite sure it's pointless and wouldn't work. he didn't do this to get dugg, he did it to help people. If you are a Linux user, the title communicates to you exactly what you need to know.:) Since the bios flash utility, needs to do a write of the saved "actual bios code", maybe a CD is not that suitable. The author didn't focus on the details of the procedure steps when formulating the well-chosen title.Well, you theoretically could have some trouble after the BIOS update if some feature in the new BIOS is incompatible with your setup.But that is VERY unlikely, so IMHO you can effectively ignore that outcome.OTOH, BIOS update is dangerous because of some other things.Namely, if anything goes wrong during the update process (you lose power or similar) you will finish with a broken motherboard, and thus your computer will become completely inoperable (even though the OS itself is not affected).Notice that on some modern distributions, Step 4: Reboot, flash, reboot, enjoy your new BIOS Finally reboot your machine, make sure that your CD drive is first in the boot sequence, and then run your BIOS upgrade procedure when the CD boots.WARNING: Flashing motherboard BIOS is a dangerous activity that can render your motherboard inoperable!
If you read something like this "Build a High Performance Cluster with Windows (no UNIX/Linux)" and in the article it says download Cluster Knoppix or some other livecd cluster oriented distro. And english is not my mother tongue, as you may noticed. The information you provided saved me a trip to the computer store to buy the floppy, and a trip to a friend's house to make a Windoze boot floppy. It is amazing what you can do if you have the know-how! As Linux gets more popular, more and more people will need tricks like this. I don't understand why others bash it - while you are technically not flashing from linux, the target audience is those who run linux or some other unixlike os.You should be thanking the author, not crying about his title. I purchased an Asus a8js yesterday, wiped off the Vista and linux. COM /E:256 /P I used the "flash bios - the ubuntu way" howto that was based based on this page (hope i got it the right way round! tried to do the same with my HP zv5000 BUT the bios file (with installer) was over 2.5m. David *I only needed to change paths and sudo some commands. Like other people already noticed, why are some of you so picky about the correct wording?One of the things I wanted to do was update the BIOS but was having a hard time figuring out how. I've just tested the procedure and updated my BIOS successfully - no problem at all. I've found elsewhere that the magic incantation to find your current BIOS version (without rebooting) is: dmidecode -s bios-version Your comment is very childish, how old are you? You might want to add something about doing this from a usb drive since it's a waste to use a cd for this (and I don't have cdrw discs). tried with the 2.88 freedos but still not big enough seems i might have to extract the bits from the or just make a bootable rom, anyway still can't flash. cheers btw may have used a derivative of this page but thanks anyway (for the xpc, at least) Thank you very much - useful and informative I just updated a Dell Dimension 4300 bios using a CD, and I learned a bit more command line stuff. It's true that english is not my mother tongue, so it's slightly harder for me to compose completely correct sentences.In other words: If the mount went without errors, copy BIOS flash utility and new BIOS image to the mounted floppy disk image.You'll probably have to unzip the archive you downloaded from your motherboard vendor site, to get to those two files.What I wanna know, would it be possible to create floppy image, insert boot menu to grub/lilo to boot from it and then flash bios? Either way, there just isn't a way of upgrading bios without at least some kind of dos, whether it's M$ or some free version... Tell me, would people in my situation search Google for "freedos flash bios" or "linux flash bios floppy" instead?If you're making a CD ISO and have no need to "limit yourself" to the standard formatted floppy size of 1.44Mb, you'll have room for bigger files and/or more tools if you use the 2.88 version of FDOEM: FDSTD.288"standard" image has a bunch of irrelevant (for THIS purpose) utilities, and IMPORTANT! Also, if you look more closely, the whole procedure - except the very final step - happens at the linux prompt.At least until we achieve the World Domination(tm) and thus get to compile our own BIOS-es from source. I was just in this audience: no windows, no dos, no floppy drive.I roughly knew what to do, but did not know where to find freedos, rarely edited iso images, never burnt a bootable cdrom before, this article saved me a few hours of research and trial/error. No, installed OS is not affected with a BIOS update.I was thinking of a host virtual engine on linux, running a dos guest operating system, of course in a small configuration for this purpose. Yeah, I guess if you run a Free DOS system (who does?), then you would have a right to complain that the title is totally misleading!