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Re: flashing bios

From: Andreas Kohn <andreas.kohn@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 21:41:06 +0100


On Sat, 15 Jan 2005 11:53:31 -0800 (PST), Matthew Dillon
<dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> :I have a "fx83s032.bin" file that I need to run in dos to flash bios
> :
> :The command under doscmd (from pkg_add) 'segfaulted' -- don't have the
> :exact error but it was a binary incompatible...
> :
> :I do have an old dos floppy on disk, but creating a disk and installing
> :a floppy drive won't be trivial, is that the only way?
> :
> :// George
> :
> :George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
> :http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx
>     You can't run a bios flashing program from doscmd.  Pretty much the
>     only way is to use MS Windows on a machine to generate a bootable
>     DOS floppy.  Once you have the bootable floppy you can mount
>     it on BSD and copy the additional files you need onto it.  You can also
>     dd the entire image into a file for later recreation (so you don't
>     have to run Windoz again).   It also generally works to take a floppy
>     image and burn it onto a CD for those machines which do not have floppy
>     drives.
>     I've never understood why the BIOS makers, who have full control over
>     their machine's BIOSes, can't supply bootable images for flashing
>     purposes.
Even this problem contains no need for MS Windows...
http://www.bootdisk.com/ (for example, there are many more sites)
contains images of boot disks.


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