While the author of this article has successfully run this procedure many times, your mileage may vary. This was something I hadn't thought about recently with updating one of my machines. Thanks Would anyone know what I should do about putting a BIOS update on a floppy that requires XP without using XP .
Its for a HP 751n I only have access to Linux boxes. Or maybe a bunch or people could post irrelevant comments that are amusing to smirk at. Anonymous Cowards who blast this method should be shot.
Press "Enter" when you have highlighted the update file.
EZ Flash will check the contents of the file to be sure it matches the current system.
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.
Asus is one such company, using an interface that they call EZ Flash, which can boot the PC to a level capable of reading from a CD or USB flash drive to update the BIOS quickly and easily.
The M2N-MX is one such motherboard that has EZ Flash. Rename the resultant file in the "8.3" format, where the file name is eight characters or fewer and the extension is three characters. Wait for EZ Flash to finish checking the current system BIOS.
As late as the year 2000, updating the BIOS of your motherboard was a risky endeavor that could only be done with a floppy disk and drive, and required knowledge of the DOS prompt and command line syntax.
In order to ease things, motherboard manufacturers started to incorporate simpler means of updating the BIOS without needing a floppy disk or drive.
We are fortunate that guys at FDOS site have prepared one suitable for us.
Use the OEM Bootdisk version, the one with just kernel and command.com, because it leaves more free space on disk for the flash utility and new BIOS image.
In other words: If the mount went without errors, copy BIOS flash utility and new BIOS image to the mounted floppy disk image.