Ubuntu upgrade bios toshiba u205 laptops

I needed to upgrade the bios on my toshiba u205-s5034 laptop. There was only a windows executable file on there website. I called toshiba, and they told me that there is NO way to upgrade the bios using linux. I thought they might be wrong. It's true: they're complete idiots. Here's my super easy wa ...

I bought a P4 2.4B - (Asus mobo) EZ Flash Bios?

I just bought a new computer... Finally, I have something faster then a P2 266mhz.P4 2.4B FSB 533 Cpu512 Kingmax 512mb RamAsus P4PE-L Mobo.etc...But I have a problem. I built the computer myself and everything is in the correct place, but now I can't get into my bios to change my settings so I can h ...

Flash BIOS in HP ze2000

I have an HP ze2000 and I need to flash the BIOS because I bought an Atheros Card and in order to be supported I needed to edit the BIOS so it can be accepted by HP because they have their BIOS locked.I created the BIOS.WPH file that later I will use to flash the BIOS but when I use the WinPhlash pr ...

Can't boot Vaio after flash Bios update

After updating the flash bios on an old Sony Vaio, I can no longer boot up (I got the message that the update was successful. I get the Sony screen (with the "Phoenix Technologies" logo in the corner), and it goes no further. I can't get into the bios, and it won't respond to the Windows C ...

How to programme flash bios ?

How to programme flash bios , which language is neccessary to learn before progmming bios.&& please provide me any best book name .... ...

Flash BIOS?

What does flash bios mean and what does it do ...

Unable to update Maverick Ubuntu OS on Toshiba L640-X4310

Is there any buddy who can solve my problem?My problem is same as written aboveIssue:: Unable to Machine configuration: Toshiba L640-X4310OS: Release 10.10 (Maverick) kernel linux 2.6.35-23-generic gnome 2.32Error log:$sudo apt-get updateinstallArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed ...

flash bios from ubuntu which is the best way?

There are three options, BIOS Windows Flash BIOS DOS Flash (Disc-Image) BIOS Flash (ISO CD-Image)i suspect first one is not suitable, but what about the other two, shall i use dos image or iso image? also dos seems to be a floppy image, so would it be easier to use iso? ...

HOWTO: Flash BIOS, The Ubuntu Way

HOW TO FLASH YOUR BIOSWARNINGBIOS flashing is destructive. If you don't understand what this means, start reading here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS) and here (http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1605). Read these documents and all related documents very carefully.RELEASE COMPATIBI ...

Flash BIOS in ubuntu 11.10 Aspire fan issues

everyone, this is probably just newbie noise, but...I've installed ubuntu 11.10 on my acer aspire 5715z and it's grrreat but because of a design flaw, the aspire's fan only works with windows. Therefore my system overheats and the machine clicks off after 30 mins.I heard that:a) you can solder the f ...

ASUS Flash Bios - Boot Problem

Quick scenario:Home built computer, P3 1000; Asus CUSL2 MB; 320m Ram.This machine has worked fine for years until I tried to be all cool and finally upgrade to XP (from 98). Went for a clean install, and never could get to main setup, after first reboot would get hard error:STOP: C0000221 UNKNOWN HA ...

Flash Bios Issue

I would like to make a bootable CD to flash different BIOS. I have looked at instructions here http://www.bootdisk.com/txtfiles/flashcd.txtI have 6 different types of BIOS I need to flash on hundreds of machines is their anyway to make a bootable CD where I can have a menu to select which BIOS FLASH ...

can't start BIOS Toshiba Satellite 2805-S401

I have a TOSHIBA Satellite 2805 - S401 and I can't go to BIOS screen (Esc + F1) to change the Boot priority. The hard disk was wipped out by somebody else and I try to reinstall an OS on that, but can't boot from a CD. I tried everything what I found on internet forums but nothing worked. CD drive g ...

Ubuntu How to flash BIOS in Linux?

I have searched for instructions, and I cannot find a way to flash the BIOS in a computer without a floppy or CD/DVD burner {Asus Eee 1000HE}. I have downloaded the update (1000HE-ASUS-0802.ROM). How do I flash the BIOS? ...

Need to Flash BIOS

I have an IBM AMD Athlon 462 Socket Motherboard and I need to flash the bios, where c an I get an upgrade, I cannot find one.Tim ...

Ubuntu flash bios

i have an old box and it will not shut down , so found the manufacturer and they sent me a newer revision for my bios. i opened and have the readme:LASH BIOS UPDATE PROCEDURE1. Please check the current BIOS revision and make sure it is more current then your BIOS.2. Unzip the BIOS update file and yo ...

Ubuntu Continuous have to Flash BIOS to boot

I recently installed Ubtunu 8.04 on a home built PC my dad and I created about 3 years ago. Specs:Pentium 4 Processor2 Gigs of FBDimmsSoyo SY-P4VTE MotherboardVerto GeFore4 MX/Ti VGA cardFor some reason every time that I shutoff the computer I have to flash the BIOS and select a BOOT device to get i ...

Ubuntu Ultimate way to flash BIOS with Linux and free software

I came up with a slick way to flash the bios, and thought i would share it. Dont need windows, or MS dos. dont need floppy drive. DO need a CD burner and a blank CD.Bios flashing is a risky thing, and i can't guarantee your success. I can say that it worked for me on an ASUS board. YMMV1) get Ultima ...

Ubuntu Flash BIOS Serval Performance

I bought a Serval Performance last year (the Combal FL92 model) and so far it's been doing great.I noticed there is a new BIOS upgrade available from the Compal website. I tried to run the .exe under a windows installation and got the following error:cannot flash if memory managers (e.g. EMM386) pre ...

Ubuntu How do I flash bios?

I have spent hours trying to find ways to upgrade my bios. I have found lots of instructions none of which have worked.The first stage might be to get my floppy to work. I have some old floppies that I had hoped to use for the flash upgrade. Under Ubuntu I view the contents and some files are on it. ...

Ubuntu Sound and flash problem, Toshiba Statelite

I have two problems with Ubuntu Gutsy on my toshiba Satellite A105-S27161st- Sound doesn't work, I've looked through the forums at the various post for a fix and not only o they not get the sound working properly but they cause additional problems. 2nd- Flash on Firefox (I also tried on Opera with s ...

Ubuntu Gigabyte mobo requires windows to flash BIOS

From the manual for my Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128050):With Q-Flash you can update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows first. Embedded in the BIOS, the Q-Flash tool frees you from the hass ...

Ubuntu Attempting to flash BIOS

I have a Dell inspiron mini 9 and am running Ubuntu 11 off of a flash drive and am trying to flash the bios using the terminal. I'm following this http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/firmware# set up repos wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash aptitude ins ...

Flash bios for vid card question.

I can't get my vid card to accept a new bios. It is a gigabyte with a radeon 9250 - GV-R925128T. Could anyone help me with the wording as to how it should be typed in MS DOS. ...

flash bios fails--computer dead

I've been having trouble reinstalling XP Pro on a raid drive. Went to upgrade bios and kapoof, no bios, no computer...dead.Asus K8V-SE Delux. Is this the end or can it live again? ...

PC restarts itself + can't flash BIOS (A REAL CHALLANGE)

OK, this has become real challange for me as I tried almost anything, now I am out of ideas...The story:It is my friend's old P3 comp, Runs on SOYO SY-7VBA133 mainboard, one small RAM stick, integrated everything, and small HDD. The problem:The PC was working perfectly untill now, then it suddenlly ...

Need to flash bios for Ubuntu 9.10, can't use floppy or usb? Please help!

So, I have been scouring every forum I could find on this matter but have yet to find something that works. First of all, I have an older Dell Dimension 8100 (Pentium 4) that I want to install Ubuntu 9.10 on (it was recently cleared of all data and OS's). I tried installing Ubuntu last night but whe ...

Ubuntu How to flash BIOS?

How would someone go about flashing the BIOS on a dell studio 1536? I was going to try this: http://linuxchronicles.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/flashing-a-dell-bios-in-ubuntu-or-debian/But i am not sure that it will work correctly. So if that will work please tell me and if it wont then please give me ...

Ubuntu flash bios winflash

helloMy HP Pavilion dv8000 laptop runs Ubuntu only now and all is fine, but I have several errors at startup that say something similar to the following, PCI: failed to allocate mem resource I was hoping to update the bios with the latest upgrade available at HP.com to see if this would help with th ...

Ubuntu Flash BIOS?

I've got an old machine, and before I trash it, I want to make use of it.While the 64 MB RAM computer has a working CD drive, the error message I get is:[0.000000] ACPI: BIOS age (1992) fails cutoff(2000). acpi: force is required to enable APCI.The solution to this (dated) problem seems to be loadin ...

Flash Bios desde Ubuntu

Buenas, Tengo ubuntu 9.04, una placa madre biostar mcp6p-m2, y procesador Amd 5200+.Hace mucho tiempo intente flashear el bios y puse mal el modelo, la cosa es que la pc funciona de milagro, nunca pude volver a la version del bios original, siempre intente mediante Dos y un disco de arranque. Me gus ...

Ubuntu Toshiba L640 Wireless BCM4313 Not Working

I also have a HP Laptop which has BCM4311 and getting Wifi to work on it was easy simply had to disable Broadcom STA Driver install firmware-b43 and RebootI have a Toshiba L640D having BCM4313 Wireless card.First thing I tried was the above Troubleshooting. Also read the BCM4313 solved thread statin ...

Flash BIOS

I have heard this phrase a number of times in technical forums, but I have no idea what it means, or why you would do it. Can anyone enlighten me please? ...

Ubuntu Boot CD for BIOS Flash Problems

I am trying to create a boot cd so that I can flash my BIOS. I followed the directions here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=190615&highlight=flash+bios but when I try to copy the .exe and the .bin it says that there is no room. Also, the bootdisk that it references did not boot when I ...

Ubuntu HOWTO:Flash Your Bios Using Only A CD

Note: please use the guide posted here HOWTO: Flash BIOS, The Ubuntu Way (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318789&highlight=Flash+Your+Bios) as the links in this guide no longer work.I found a little document wich tells a way to flash your motherboard bios in a floppiless way. Please be ...

Ubuntu Toshiba/Dell/HP computer bios mis-configurations

Just wondering if anyone else has had any experiences? But to me it seems that now-a-days doesn't matter which company you buy your pre-built hardware from that they don't know how to correctly configure a bios. TOSHIBA I hope you read this, I have been a long time supporter of Toshiba Laptops and f ...

Windows won't install any OS on Toshiba Satellite m40

My Toshiba Satellite M40 (canadian version) laptop showed a message of an error and completely froze up. I thought that this is a Windows XP problem and tried to reinstall windows. When I started installing windows it froze up again on the 35-38 minute of installation process, just before windows wa ...

IDE #1 error on bootup (Toshiba laptop)

I have a Toshiba Satellite A25-S3072. The CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive was replaced with the exact same model # SD2412. Toshiba's "useless" website suggests unplugging all devices (CD, battery, memory), which I did and this did NOT resolve the IDE #1 error. I'm reading in other forums about flash, ...

Ubuntu Replace BIOS chip?

I have a Toshiba Satellite (Model no. A200; Part no. PSAE0C-AH308C), and installed Windows XP over a previously corrupted version of Vista (which had 4 partitions, which were corrected, erased, then reformatted into one solid block). Now, I installed all the proper drivers off of Toshiba Canada's su ...

Ubuntu system BIOS

i have searched all over for this answer and found many dumb responses. can someone please give me a simple answertoshiba support lists their BIOS updates for my machine (m305-s4848) and some of the older ones have (64bit) written beside them. ive updated now, back and forth between the new ones (w/ ...

RDM 8843 BIOS update task

When I run the System Firmware Flash BIOS task for a 8843 HS20 Blade Server I receive the following error:. RDAgent returns: RDMCCL232E MTFTP FAILEDSame script but different BIOS for the 8832 HS20 blade works fine. I have also tried using an older bios version 1.04 instead of 1.05 same issue.Ideas/S ...

xServer 235 BIOS Update 1.17

I am looking to update the x235 servers with the latest IBM BIOS 1.17 using IBM Director. Within IBM, I copy Flash BIOS Update IBM eServers xServer 234 (Windows) GRJT58A-1.17 to the a specific server. The jobs runs but I get a Skipped error message.The following messges appear in the Log:server clie ...

Updating a Asus BIOS ?

my BIOS crashed recently so i forced to copy a similar BIOS from a front using a BIOS flasher. my Asus motherboard is p4p800vm and the current loaded bios is of p4p800mx this is some what compatible with the board, but not fully supporting it.I tried to flash bios using Asus bios update utility (am ...

HELP - Need bios for 5900XT to 5950 Ultra!!

Does anyone know where i can find the flash bios ROM for the Nvidia 5900XT, the one to bring it to the 5950 Ultra. I cant find it anywhere!! ...

Ubuntu Can I update BIOS on a linux box through bootable USB made on XP?

I need to update the BIOS on my old computer which has only Xubuntu on it. I loaded it so that I could play/learn linux environment in spare time. Well, it has an outdated bios, so I figured I will update it, but I have no floppy drive or CD writer on the linux machine. I searched around and suppose ...

searching for bios informations

in first, excuse me for my poor english. i have a lot of different machine in my domain and i'm looking for a tool that can give me hardware information. i have seen in the /proc directory but some information like serial number or memory slot used aren't.i remember the dos tool "smb16.exe ...

Ubuntu Anyone update Latitude D800 BIOS?

I'm running an early Dell Latitude D800 (1.4 Ghz Pentium M) with BIOS version A02. I'd like to update the BIOS to the current version to gain USB-boot capability. Dell's support website claims I can run BIOS version A13 based on my Service Code.I run Ubuntu 10.04.1, so I tried to use the HOWTO: Flas ...

Ubuntu Update Bios

Update my BiosPhoenix-Award Bios March 9th 2005The motherboard is a SiS-741o3/09/2005-SiS-741-6A718FK9C-11-NoneWinfast K7S741MSeries 426WP234030905-6.00PG________________________________I am lost as to finding a update to flash bios.My firmware is not ACPI compatible and I cant adjust the clock rate ...

Ubuntu Help me falsh my BIOS

I'm trying to update my MOBO's BIOS to see if this helps me get to work my e-geforce 6200, 256 mb video card.My video card is an ECS elitegrup P4M800PRO-m v1.0a.I tried to follow this guide;HOWRO: Flash BIOS, the Ubuntu way (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318789)But i got up to the point o ...

Ubuntu Unable to unzip .exe bios file

I'm following the HOWTO: Flash BIOS, The Ubuntu Way. I'm fine with the whole process apart from I can't extract the necessary files from the D600_A16.EXE file. It unzip with the unzip command in terminal. I get this:"End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is nota zipfile ...