Linux.inet.hr: How to Flash Motherboard BIOS from Linux (No DOS/Windows, No Floppy Drive)?
Mar 13, 2007, 04:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"You've finally made the move to a Windows-free computer, you're
enjoying your brand new Linux OS, no trojans/viruses, no slowdown,
everything's perfect. Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your
motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically
the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash
utilities. You panic! Fortunately, this problem is easy to
"FreeDOS, a free DOS-compatible operating system, is up to the
challenge, no need for proprietary DOS versions. So, all you need
is a bootable floppy disk image with FreeDOS kernel on it..."