On Sat, 14 Mar 2009 18:37:55 +0800 Fbsd1 <fb...@a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> Chris Whitehouse wrote: > > Fbsd1 wrote: > >> I have an desktop manufactured in 2002 by a South Korean company > >> Hyunju. The company is now out of business. > >> It's bio's do not allow booting from a usb memory stick. > >> > >> I want to find an bio's update that adds booting from usb memory > >> stick. > >> > >> I know the desktop uses AWARD bio's chip and the bio's id string > >> is 01/08/2002-694T-686-P6VXM2TC-00 > >> > >> All the internet bio's chip update url's found by Google search > >> are customized for MS windows. > >> > >> Suggestions on how or where to purchase the correct bio's chip > >> update? > >> > > > > What do you mean the update url's are customised for windows? The > > bios doesn't know anything about operating system. Most likely you > > could download a dos boot disk image - google, there are plenty > > around - create a bootable floppy and copy your latest bios image > > and bios update program, eg awdflash.exe onto it. Just boot from > > the floppy and run the update. > > > > Just be sure the bios image is really intended for your motherboard > > and don't interrupt the update. > > > > Chris > What i mean is all the bio update sites have a utility that runs from > the website to fetch your bio id string info. This utility will not > work on a non-windows operating system. I'd recommend having a copy of the Ultimate Boot CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/) for such situations. I even needed it when I had Vista x64 installed and found that the flash program wanted to load an unsigned driver - I had to boot into XP using the CD because Vista x64 blocked the driver. Once booted from the CD you can access the Internet and see local drives. -- Bruce Cran _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"