Ubuntu Upgrade BIOS Acer 5050

How i can upgrade my BIOS Acer 5050 on ubuntu....maybe with this upgrade fix my problem some times CPU very hot....current ver: 1.3309new ver: 1.3315 ...

Updtae BIOS (Acer, Phoenix) with Ubuntu

The BIOS on this Acer Aspire 5100 series needs to be updated.I'm trying to install Windows on it, but there is an error that I think has something to do with the BIOS. However, i get ubuntu on it. So is there a away to update the BIOS with ubuntu? Help would be appriciated. ...

Acer DVD Rom

i am using Acer Travelmate 4230 and a few weeks back i had severe trojans in it. i have somehow cleaned the whole stuff and now it is squeaky clean. the problem i am facing right now is that the orbicam on this Acer sometimes turns pink.. and i am not sure what triggers it. the second problem i just ...

Win 98se & bios update with Bin file

My bro has a problem with his Acer Veriton 7100. Win98se rebooted every time after password screen. Went into safe mode and removed ACPI from system. Now boots all the way. Started installing diff system devices trying to find problem. PCI bus gives yellow ? mark. Select properties and was advised t ...

how to reset bios on a Dell Laptop XPS M1330

I bought this laptop from a friend of a friend about six month ago, it was runnig good, but some how got corrupted and I thought that by formating the hard drive would help. My friend gave me the system password and the hard drive password but forgot to give me the bios password. Now the laptop came ...

Ubuntu installation on a system without operating system with no usb and bad cd rom

I have a sony vaio FS-315M, it has a CD ROM which is out of order for sometime. It used to have windows XP but i messed up windows MBR while attempting to install ubuntu thru USB by the help of PLOP manager.Now i am messed up because system can't boot giving me "Missing Operating System" e ...

Ubuntu Acer Aspire One Netbook wont boot to usb

Having some real issues with an Acer Aspire One AOA 110, i cant seem to get it to boot to usb or external cd drive.It loads the BIOS (acer splash screen) when ubuntu on usb is inserted it just hangs for around 20 min then boots windows same issue when i have my external usb optical drive inserted.Wi ...

Ubuntu Acer locked up

Recently installed 10.10 alongside Windows 7 on a friend's new Acer Aspire laptop. Installation went well and the laptop dual-booted without issue. Now, suddenly, the computer has frozen at boot. On power-up it will display only the Acer splash screen and give the option to enter BIOS with the F2 ke ...

Ubuntu Gutsy Install Problem on Acer Travelmate..

*sigh*after using Ubuntu for a few months, finally i managed to seduce my girlfriend using the same OS.. She's getting tired with viruses (and stuffs) under Windows..The problems is, she got Acer.. And eventually i got stuck with its installation process.. everything works soooooo sllooooowwww..... ...

Ubuntu CD rom not found

I just downloaded, burned an iso CD and installed Ubuntu 7.04 on a previously factory installed Linspire pc. I also downloaded and installed a bunch of upgrades. I have removable drive trays so I do not have to suffer with dual/multi boot. Ubuntu 7.04 works very nicely. I tried 5.1 some time ago but ...

Ubuntu HOWTO: Update BIOS from USB thumbdrive easy way.

This is my first HOWTO that I would like to share with community.I was looking every where on how to update BIOS without optical drive, without Floppy or Windows.I have borrowed a few steps from here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318789 - which is HOWTO flash bios using CD or Floppy (I ho ...

Xubuntu on old vaio, no cd-rom

I have a N505 vaio, Pentium II, 64mb ram with no cd-rom. It has Win 2K, but is does not have network, I can't connect it to the internet. I do have a wifi PCMCIA card, but the driver will not make it work...Would like to install xubuntu but have some questions:1 - Is it too heavy for my laptop? Shou ...

howto make a dos-bootable udisk under ubuntu 10.10?

Hi, i need to update my new laptop's bios (acer aspire 4253) but i have no windows/dos system or bootable cd-rom now, all i have is an udisk and the ubuntu, what should I do:confused::confused::confused: ...

more wireless problems in SuSE

all, recently got SuSE 9.2, but am having problems with my wireless card.Here's one of the main problems, and it stems from my own lack of knowledge.It has an intel mobile M Celeron processor with centrino technology and I have an intel pro wireless card,but I also apparently have a broadcom 54G max ...

New motherboard - new problems

Just replaced motherboard, cpu, ram. Knew enough to set bios to cd/rom to first. Now it won't boot up, won't start windows normally, and won't go into safe mode. It just repeatedly restarts. Other info: using the old ide cable from cd to hdd to motherboard. Asus manual recommends a 500w power supply ...

Yoper on laptop related questions...

recently switched to yoper on my desktop, and wanted to put it on my laptop, for which the specs will be found below. I put in my CD, I get to QTpartD, and my computer freezes. Here's what I know....Gateway put their system restore disc as an actual partition on the harddrive, but labeled it really ...

Ubuntu A few questions

Hello, I am currently a user of Windows XP SP3, but I'm planning on installing a copy of Ubuntu 8.10. Before I do so I want to know a few things.First of all my system specifications, I'm not sure if they'll be a problem but the computer is quite old(2005):Operating System OS Name Microsoft Windows ...

can't boot suse 10.3 from DVD

Linux newbie here. Hoping to become proficient enough in Linux to get away from Windows altogether eventually.I'm trying to install suse 10.3 onto a Dell with Win XP Pro SP2. I have Windows on C: (~47GB) and have ~28GB of free space available on my 80 gig HDD. I downloaded "openSUSE-10.3-GM-DVD ...

wireless questions from a moderate linux user

all, recently got SuSE 9.2, but am having problems with my wireless card.Here's one of the main problems, and it stems from my own lack of knowledge.It has an intel mobile M Celeron processor with centrino technology and I have an intel pro wireless card,but I also apparently have a broadcom 54G max ...

mouse hangs if w/o noapic up

AUSU A8N-VMnVIDIA GeForce 6150BIOS, latest 0702.ROMPCI-E Graphic card - Gigabyte GV-NX66256DP2nVidia G-Force 6600CPU - Athlon 64 3000+OS tested - Gentoo_64, FedoraCore5_64 and WinXPI got this motherboard on April, 2006 up to now with following problem un-solvedMouse (ps2/wireless) always hangs if wi ...

Ubuntu Grub no such disk

i have a acer laptop with windows 7, & Ubuntu 9.10 on dual boot, i also installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a USB memory stick, now if i start the laptop up with out the memory stick plugged in i get. I start the laptop, you see the bios acer screen and then.GRUB. no such disk ...

Ubuntu Configuration/Installation problem?

I had an old computer just standing on the floor collecting dust so i thought i could just install Ubuntu on it as i've always been a little interested in trying Linux out.So i changed boot device priority in BIOS to CD-Rom at first and booted the PC with the CD and it started the ubuntu installatio ...

Ubuntu Failed to boot from CD

HeyI was trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit from the bootable DVD I burned and I've set the priority in the BIOS to CD-ROM and then to Harddisk yet it keeps loading Windows 7 directly without asking me to press a key so I can load from the Ubuntu CD. I used to have 10.04 a few months ago working ...

N00b Installs Ubuntu and cannot get it to boot

Hey, I have messed around with Ubuntu in the past but am still a complete n00b.I have:AMD athlon 64 3500Gigabyte GA-K8N Ultra-SLI motherboard2gigs of RAM80 SATAII Hardrive, 60gb partitioned for vista ultimate, 20gb for Ubuntu40gb IDE hard drive for storageI installed Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS AMD 64, I was ...

Need Help after Ubuntu Install

I have been lurking here and getting intrigued by ubuntu. I bought an old dell optiplex gx620 for my test of ubuntu. I have xp pro and vista computers. I wanted to set up ubuntu for my computer at home to surf the internet and handle email. The dell had xp pro and I had another 80g sata drive that I ...

Ubuntu Battery Recalibration

I recently rebuilt a lithium-ion battery for my acer laptop by replacing all of the cells. Unfortunately, the battery needed recalibrated for the new capacity to be recognized. My laptop manufacturer didn't provide any type of functionality to do this in the BIOS (Acer). So at first, I tried running ...

Help with Ubuntu 7.04 Installation from Live CD Configurations

I'd appreciate some help from those who are far more accomplished than myself.I have a Fiesty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) Live CD from a Netherlands sub-contractor.The CD works fine in both running atop a WinXP Pro SP2 OS and from a BIOS-configured CD-ROM Boot.My questions revolve around two central issues:1 ...

Ubuntu 7.04 Installation from Live CD Confiurations

I'd appreciate some help from those who are far more accomplished than myself.I have a Fiesty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) Live CD from a Netherlands sub-contractor.The CD works fine in both running atop a WinXP Pro SP2 OS and from a BIOS-configured CD-ROM Boot.My questions revolve around two central issues:1 ...

Ubuntu external dvd/cd writer (ubs connection)

I want to know how to install the drivers that come with the external dvd/cd writer. how does ubuntu detect it is there any BIOS settings that need to be changed?i in fluxbox.lex1PSthe available lines in BIOS arecd-rom/dvd drive( i think this may refer to internael drive?network bootfloppy drivehard ...

Ubuntu the eye book aint right

ok here is what the live cd gives me when i boot it on my ibook g3 300mhz 512 ram and type in live or live-powerpc or any other that will boot it or text install it in any way shape or form...:Can't allocate initial device-tree chunk apple ibook ver2.2 (bios info boot rom ver. ect)Welcome to Open Fi ...

Ubuntu Passin' The Penguin! Need Proofread!

Near where I live is an outdoor mall with lots of vendors and performers. As a retirement hobby I'm going to sit out there and pass out Ubuntu cd's ($1.00 each, my cost) to promote open source. I'll set up a table with a poster of Tux.The following will be taped onto each Ubuntu cd sleeve. I need yo ...

ubuntu instalation problem

ciao...i'm totally newbie here, i have a basic programming skill but i think i have to council all my problems regarding my installation in ubuntu,i heard a lot of humors and i see a lot of problems in this forum regarding thier instalation of ubuntu and im afraid of doing so .,so i decided to write ...

Ubuntu next step dell2oem

Please help me fill in the final steps!1. Build an OEM (done):)My OEM is: ASUS M2N32-SLI-DAMD64 +3800 Dual CoreCORSAIR XMS2 240-Pin DDR2 800NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, HDD WD 150G Raptor2. Get it to POST. Hint -- drive the OEM box around in back seat of a car for a day to get it to POST -- what is with ...

Ubuntu nec versa p8100

I've got a NEC Versa P8100, bought new earlier this year, and can't figure out how to get it to boot from cd-rom or floppy! It came pre-installed with XP, and I thought I'd give an Edgy live-cd a go, but can't...The BIOS shows CD-ROM and FLOPPY as disabled, even though they are before the HD in the ...

Ubuntu Install CD doesn t boot

I have got a old laptop with no system like windows etc.I try to boot the orginal ubuntu install Cd Version 5.04 Intel x86, suse 9.1 and ubuntu live cd. Nothing work; The laptop answer "NTLDR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+del to restart".The boot sequence in BIOS is "CD-ROM then A: then C ...

Ubuntu CD-ROM idoes not work on Acer AX1700

there. My cdrom drive either does not work, or if it does it is painfully slow. Here is my hw:root@kebin:~# lshw kebin description: Desktop Computer product: Aspire X1700 vendor: Acer serial: PTSBF0X019912022083000 width: 64 bits capabilities: smbios-2.5 dmi-2.5 vsyscall64 vsyscall32 configuration: ...

Ubuntu No CD-ROM at all on Acer Travelmate 522

Adding acpi=off to grub bootline did the trick!PAH! with acpi=off CD-ROM starts to work as should, but then no battery information and charging information etc on the Linux... Any hints how to have both?So as title says, I have no optical drive at all on Acer Travelmate 522TXV. /dev has no whatsoeve ...

Need help with DVD-ROM DMA support on Acer Aspire 5680

I am having problems with the speed of the DVD-ROM on Acer Aspire 5680. I have managed to start DMA on the hard drive, but using hdparm on the dvd results in:kireto ~ # hdparm -d 1 /dev/hdc /dev/hdc:setting using_dma to 1 (on)HDIO_SET_DMA failed: Operation not permittedusing_dma = 0 (off)I am using ...

ASUS P2B --- I get a BIOS CD-ROM FAILURE.

When I try to install Windows XP pro from CD driveI get the following BIOS error message;CD-ROM: FailureI tried three different working CD dives and get the same error!!!I then installed Windows XP pro from Floppy disks.The Windows XP pro boot disk has six floppy disks.Installing XP from Floopy disk ...

Acer Travelmate 8104 - Mandrake 10- no cd-rom at instalation

guys, this is my first post and I really need some help if I want to continue on my inux quest!I have the mandrake 10.0 powerpack distro. I have succesfully installed this version on my other P3 650mhz without any problems. Here what happens when I tried the same thing on my laptop, Acer TM8104 P M ...

How to Read BIOS ROM

I have one and only one application (coded in Visual C++) running on a Windows XP Embedded system. That application needs to read several bytes of data from the BIOS ROM. Can someone please suggest a method for doing this?The data to be read will have been previously stored in the BIOS ROM at a know ...

Acer is charging 200 quid for a replacement CD/DVD ROM combi for a Acer 660 laptop!

My first post. I have a Acer 660 laptop which has a duff CD / DVD rom combi drive. I need to replace it but Acer Support is charing 200 pounds for a replacement. The thing is I've seen similar drives on ebay for 20 pounds but what's the difference?My model number is Quanta Storage Inc SBW242SE, UX16 ...

ACER Travelmate C300 BIOS Flash Problem

My ACER Trevelmate C300 BIOS was upgraded in the past with no problems, but using the most recent BIOS Flash upgrade to version 1.13 (Can-V113.exe). The version I upgraded from was 1.08.After completing what I thought was a good flash, the maching restarted on its own and it never came back. The dis ...

hi i need boot rom bios for asus ptgd1-la

i am having compaq presario sr1425il boot rom bios driver is currupt. M/b is Asus PTGD1-LA(Goldfish2) I don't know what to do? ...

BIOS Rom Checksum Error

Lately, I have been having problems starting my computer. I push the power button and the computer doesn't come all the way on. I wait about 15 minutes for it to seemingly "warm up", then hit the reset button and it starts up fine. Today when I tried to start it up, it made a strange wound ...

Bios rom checksum error

Am having the following error on switching on the comp. , anybody has got a clue on how to safely flash the BIOS.---------------------------------------------------------"Award BootBlock BIOS.V1.8copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, IncBIOS ROM checksum errorDetecting floppy drive A media...Inse ...

BIOS ROM checksum error

HiI have a problem with my barebone system,it was running fine for a couple of months untill one day. I turned it on and a error message came up like this.BIOS ROM checksum errorDetecting floppy drive A media ...Drive A error. System halt.1. I don't have a floppy disc drive in my system2. i've plugg ...

acer bios reset for aspire 5735z

my friend brought me her laptop and it has a problem, i cant enter the bios, as soon as i press the buttun the bios demands a password befor starting that she forgot, i would like to clear the password but i cant seem to find the battery, or a way to reset the bios settings to manifacture prev setti ...

Acer Aspire 5051 Black Screen, tried bios reset with no joy!

everyone i need some help!I have an Acer Aspire 5051, now when i try and turn it on, the power light comes on, fans kick in as normal but no screen just black, the hard drive light is constantly on though. It will turn on with the power button fine, but when turned on will not respond when you holdi ...

After Hard Drive Lock Bios not recognizing hard drive or CD Rom Drive

I got me a new used computer from a neighbor in trade, I formatted and put win xp home on it. After getting all my basic setup done, I went in to bios and set all my security like I always do with any of my CPU's. After doing the normal Start up and Bios security, then into Win XP and set user, I we ...