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  1. Asus M2400: How to update Bios

    Hi,

    I think my Kernel 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 does not work with my current Bios
    Version. When I start Linux with lilo and the Option: acpi=off they
    will run.
    So I downloaded a newer Bios Version. It's a ROM file. I don't know
    how to update the Bios under Linux. Can anybody help me. Or must I
    install a M$ product?

    Sascha

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  2. Re: Asus M2400: How to update Bios

    On Tuesday 04 Oct 2005 21:09, Sascha Berkenkamp wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I think my Kernel 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 does not work with my current Bios
    > Version. When I start Linux with lilo and the Option: acpi=off they
    > will run.
    > So I downloaded a newer Bios Version. It's a ROM file. I don't know
    > how to update the Bios under Linux. Can anybody help me. Or must I
    > install a M$ product?


    You probably have to boot a DOS veriosn, not necessarily MS and you shouldn't
    need to install it. There's some info at

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04/10/4/147478

    HTH

    Neil Youngman


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  3. Re: Asus M2400: How to update Bios

    Le Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 08:13:11AM +0100, Neil Youngman Úcrivait/wrote:
    > On Tuesday 04 Oct 2005 21:09, Sascha Berkenkamp wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I think my Kernel 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 does not work with my current Bios
    > > Version. When I start Linux with lilo and the Option: acpi=off they
    > > will run.
    > > So I downloaded a newer Bios Version. It's a ROM file. I don't know
    > > how to update the Bios under Linux. Can anybody help me. Or must I
    > > install a M$ product?


    For exactly this sole purpose (of flashing newer BIOSes) I installed a
    FreeDOS on a DOS-FAT partition on my MSI S270 Turion laptop. The
    uploaded BIOS file is a .zip containing the ROM file and a flashing
    utility (AFUDOS in my case):

    % ls -l 1013_370.zip
    -rw-r--r-- 1 basile basilegr 346867 Sep 28 11:14 1013_370.zip
    % unzip 1013_370.zip
    Archive: 1013_370.zip
    creating: 1013_370/
    creating: 1013_370/A1013AMS/
    inflating: 1013_370/A1013AMS/A1013AMS.370
    extracting: 1013_370/A1013AMS/A1013AMS.BAT
    inflating: 1013_370/A1013AMS/AFUDOS.EXE
    inflating: 1013_370/A1013AMS/RELEASE.TXT

    Be sure to boot freedos without any drivers!

    See also
    http://freedos.org/
    http://starynkevitch.net/Basile/msi_s270_linux.html
    http://support.asus.com/technicaldoc...Language=en-us

    I would guess that your A1AFLASH.EXE utility should be FreeDOS
    bootable. You should try (at your own risk, as usual when flashing
    BIOSes).


    Regards

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  4. Re: Asus M2400: How to update Bios

    * Basile STARYNKEVITCH [05.10.2005 10:13]:

    > I installed a
    > FreeDOS on a DOS-FAT partition on my MSI S270 Turion laptop.=20


    ok thank you. I will try this at the weekend. I think it's much easier
    than creating a bootable CD-Rom. I've got an old partition with about
    20 MB free. I hope this will suffice.

    Sascha


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