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paulus
Hi,

I'm want to put an other BIOS on my (old) pc. I do not have a floppydrive. So i tried to make a bootable cd with : www.nu2.nu/bootcd. I did all that is written but it doesnt work!!!!! sad.gif

ROOT FAT KERNEL GO!

Is on my screen and it wont boot further!!!!!

Can some1 explain me (not too difficult) how to flash my new BIOS?


Thanxx
jaclaz
The procedure is explained here (for DELL computers):
http://www.bay-wolf.com/bootcd.htm

The problem "might" be in the building of the floppy image.

If you are not at ease with it, you should read here:
for AWARD Bios:
http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/flashAward.html
for AMI Bios:
http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/flashAMI.html

If you provide your motherboard model and type of BIOS, I could be more specific.

If you don't have a Physical floppy drive, you can use a FREEWARE Virtual one:
VFDWIN
http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html

to make the floppy image.

jaclaz
Ben_Mott
do not flash your Bios unless it is absolutly necessary
flashing with wrong Bios Update could render you computer Knackered.
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pmshah
QUOTE (jaclaz @ Jan 21 2006, 04:18 PM) *
The procedure is explained here (for DELL computers):
http://www.bay-wolf.com/bootcd.htm

The problem "might" be in the building of the floppy image.

If you are not at ease with it, you should read here:
for AWARD Bios:
http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/flashAward.html
for AMI Bios:
http://www.ecsusa.com/downloads/flashAMI.html

If you provide your motherboard model and type of BIOS, I could be more specific.

If you don't have a Physical floppy drive, you can use a FREEWARE Virtual one:
VFDWIN
http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html

to make the floppy image.

jaclaz


VFDWIN works only under winnt systems. Creating a dos bootable disk with it is practically impossible. For flashing the bios you need to boot to vanilla Dos. The flashing utility will most probably also want to backup the existing bios which will not be possible from CD rom boot. You can boot dos from the CD. Switch to c: drive. Have your flasing utility & the bin files in the root of the c: drive. You should then be able to flash the bios.

Unless you have some major problem I suggest you do not tinker with flashing the bios. If the process is interrupted for any reson you will lose it entirely & may end up spending close to US $70 if you MUST retrieve the MoBo.
chimeara
i am trying to install a amd 4400 dual core and i need to update my bios.. im pretty dumb with this but i got as far as i cxna with google and a buddy. right now i used clean 20 and i got this error and when I try to burn cd;'s anyother way it doesnt seem to work.. acciording to asus i need to make a rom with 4 differnt files on it. i have the files but i lack the knowlage of how to make this all come together so i can flash my bios and move on to the install. If you guys could help i would be very very happy ...because i could get some sleep

I have an asus a8v delux
jaclaz
QUOTE (chimeara @ Sep 6 2006, 12:26 PM) *
i am trying to install a amd 4400 dual core and i need to update my bios.. im pretty dumb with this but i got as far as i cxna with google and a buddy. right now i used clean 20 and i got this error and when I try to burn cd;'s anyother way it doesnt seem to work.. acciording to asus i need to make a rom with 4 differnt files on it. i have the files but i lack the knowlage of how to make this all come together so i can flash my bios and move on to the install. If you guys could help i would be very very happy ...because i could get some sleep

I have an asus a8v delux


Well, it seems like you either you are not fluent in English or in "computer jargon", just download the Asus manual for your board:
A8v deluxe Manual
ftp://dlsvr02.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket..._a8v_deluxe.pdf

and read chapter 4, EXPECIALLY chapter 4.1.4

Then download latest BIOS:
A8V Deluxe BIOS 1017
http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket...Deluxe-1017.zip

and (optionally) the DOS flash utility:
Afudos BIOS update tool V2.11
http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/flash/AFUDOS211.zip

The A8v is a "smart" motherboard that does not even need to have a bootable DOS floppy disk, as it can read directly a file called A8V.ROM from floppy/CD.

So all you need to do is :
1) Have a good, KNOWN to be working floppy
2) Uncompress the A8V-ASUS-Deluxe-1017.zip in a temporary folder on hard disk
3) Rename the resulting file A8V-ASUS-Deluxe-1017.ROM to A8V.ROM
4) Copy it to the floppy
5) Reboot the PC and press ALT+F2 to update the BIOS

I cannot see anything difficult in the above.

Please do post any specific questions you may have BEFORE attempting to flash the BIOS.

BIOS updating can be very risky, you should know what you are doing!
(and beside have a VALID reason to do the update - if it ain't broken don't fix it wink.gif )

jaclaz
chimeara
ok thank you you were the best answer i could decifer...lol

i kept putting 4 files on the cd and thats why it didnt work..also i didnt know that shortcut.

you have saved me many lost hours of sleep and lots of money saved from smashing pricey dual core cpu's with large hammers
jaclaz
QUOTE (chimeara @ Sep 7 2006, 12:13 AM) *
ok thank you you were the best answer i could decifer...lol

i kept putting 4 files on the cd and thats why it didnt work..also i didnt know that shortcut.

you have saved me many lost hours of sleep and lots of money saved from smashing pricey dual core cpu's with large hammers


Happy problem was solved. smile.gif

....and just for the record small hammers are equally effective when it comes to smashing dual core cpu's... tongue.gif

jaclaz
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