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Date:      Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:37:36 -0000
From:      Fbsd1 <>
To:        Chris Whitehouse <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Bios chip update suggestions
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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
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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.

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