BIOS update

Gilboa Davara gilboad at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 19:58:09 UTC 2009


On Sun, 2009-09-27 at 22:58 +0400, Hiisi wrote:
> Dear all!
> I would like to update BIOS on my desktop. It has gigabyte motherboard
> and manufacturer provides only exe-utility for BIOS update. I was
> trying to follow this tip:
> http://www.linuxinsight.com/how-to-flash-motherboard-bios-from-linux-no-dos-windows-no-floppy-drive.html
> It is possible to boot into FreeDOS but it's impossible to run
> BIOS.exe. The error is: 'This program can't be run in DOS'

Make sure you've downloaded the DOS version of their flash utility.
(Usually called... flash.exe).
I'm using in on a number of Gigabyte boards using freedos and it works
just fine.

> I have VirtualBox installed on the computer. Is it possible to update
> BIOS from window$XP on virtual machine as guest?

Nope.
Virtual machines cannot really see real hardware. (Hence the name
"virtual".)

> Thanks in advance!

P.S. which board is it?

- Gilboa





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