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Re: flashing bios

From: Raphael Marmier <raphael@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 01:17:44 +0100


I would definitely go for a real copy of msdos to run that prog. It is most certainly totally untested on anything else and if fails in the middle your mainboard can become fubar. If getting a real msdos boot disk proves impossible, I would go for a freedos (www.freedos.org) bootdisk.

You don't necessarily need a floppy drive though. As long as you have a floppy disk image, I think there are ways to mount it, copy the file to it, and then burn it to a cdrom as a bootdisk image. When it boots you get an a: drive like it was a real floppy.


George Georgalis wrote:
On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 09:57:31AM +0100, Raphael Marmier wrote:

George Georgalis wrote:

I have a "fx83s032.bin" file that I need to run in dos to flash bios

Are you sure you need to run it?

I wouldn't be surprise if this fx83s032.bin file is just a boot disk image.

Yes, the instructions say run it from a lightweight boot floppy.
Also, without it I must go through a hands on 10 second circus
to reboot. cf "cool and quiet" 2004/06/28 on


If I'm lucky that will fix what may be an he IRQ routing issue too,
cf recent thread about vr0 interface on bugs list.

BTW this is for a Shuttle SK83G, with an AMD64 http://global.shuttle.com/Download/Download_File.asp?Item=SK83G
Shuttle XPC SK83G AMD 64 Barbone System
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Processor Socket 754, 1MB Cache

// George

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