[svlug] Mobo flashing

Marc MERLIN marc_news at merlins.org
Sun Jan 19 05:20:10 PST 2003

On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 03:41:26AM -0800, J. Paul Reed wrote:
> Don't bother replying to this... I found out the hard way that even though
> you may think the BIOS updating process has hung, do not reboot.
> Now I get to buy a new mobo + CPU.

Mmmh, I'm pretty sure that most mobos still have a failsafe mode that
boots if the flash was aborted.
The failsafe flash is however very limited. The one I had only supported
booting from a floppy and using an ISA video card (which wasn't required
for the reflashing)

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