BIOS Upgrade

Frank Louwers frank at
Mon Apr 29 12:35:00 CDT 2002

> The bios upgrade is done via a DOS boot diskette,
> so you'll need a windows machine to make the bootable
> disk regardless.

... which can be a pain in the ass! We once wanted to upgrade from
lilo to grub as bootloader, and tested it on a new PE, and it worked
like a charm. So we went to the datacenter, did it on the first
semi-production PE, and it failed: the (old) PE had a bios that was
too old.

Now, you can imagine our frustration when we wanted to upgrade the
bios, but didn't have a windows box around ...

It's not because the upgrade is done with a dos bootdisk, that the
tool to create that disk should be windows only!

Dell tech support has never heard of 'dd' and 'rawrite'?

Vriendelijke groeten,
Frank Louwers

Openminds bvba      
Tweebruggenstraat 16  -  9000 Gent  -  Belgium

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