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Re: [vox-tech] mobo bios upgrades
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Re: [vox-tech] mobo bios upgrades



If the upgrade is a windows executable that *makes* a bootable floppy,
then you can use any computer to do it, and you can certainly try Wine
too (it won't be unsafe, even if it doesn't work).

Check out the website, and look to see what it is you're downloading.

On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 11:52:51AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> heh.  i may know exactly when the last time you bought new hardware was.
> that was the last time i bought hardware too.  for about 2 weeks we had
> the fastest AMD x86 systems money could buy.
> 
> well, i imagine i can install win98 for a few minutes, but oh, what a
> waste to install an OS just to upgrade the BIOS.   sigh.
> 
> pete
> 
> On Tue 06 Apr 04, 11:42 AM, Foo Lim <@...> said:
> > Hmm..  the last time I upgraded my BIOS, I had to download a Windoze 
> > executable to put on a bootable floppy along with the BIOS image.  Some 
> > mobo manufacturers have an executable that can upgrade while you're in 
> > Windoze.  However, both methods require you to have Windoze installed.  
> > Mark's method may work.  I haven't had to upgrade my BIOS in a long time 
> > (which also means I haven't bought new hardware in a long time  :(  ).
> > 
> > Foo
> > 
> > On Tue, 6 Apr 2004, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > 
> > > a 64-bit mobo i'm eyeing takes PC2700.  just learned of a bios upgrade
> > > that lets the board use PC3200.
> > > 
> > > since i don't plan on putting MS windows on this machine i'm curious how
> > > you upgrade a bios, since i've never done it before.  do upgrades come
> > > in the form of...
> > > 
> > > a. bootable disk (like DOS) in which case linux users can use them?
> > > 
> > > b. a windows EXE, which case you have to install windows (i'm not sure
> > >    i'd use wine for this) to upgrade the bios.
> > > 
> > > c. both forms have been known to be used.
> > > 
> > > thx,
> > > pete
> 
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