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Old 01-18-2011, 05:37 PM
Nikos Chantziaras
 
Default BIOS flash safe with dosemu ?

On 01/18/2011 06:41 PM, Helmut Jarausch wrote:


Hi,

does anybody if it's safe to flash the BIOS using a DOS emulator like
app-emulation/dosemu ?


It won't work. The flashing tools are designed to be run in real mode.
Dosemu runs in vm86 mode.


Your best bet is to get a bootable *.iso from the mainboard
manufacturer, write it on CD and boot from it.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 05:52 PM
pk
 
Default BIOS flash safe with dosemu ?

On 2011-01-18 17:41, Helmut Jarausch wrote:

> does anybody if it's safe to flash the BIOS using a DOS emulator like
> app-emulation/dosemu ?

If you have a compatible board you could try flashrom. It's in portage
and the homepage is: http://www.flashrom.org/Flashrom

MfG

Peter K
 
Old 01-19-2011, 04:10 PM
Volker Armin Hemmann
 
Default BIOS flash safe with dosemu ?

On Tuesday 18 January 2011 17:41:52 Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> Hi,
>
> does anybody if it's safe to flash the BIOS using a DOS emulator like
> app-emulation/dosemu ?
>
> Thanks for sharing your experience,
> Helmut.

it is not considered safe. Get an usb stick with freedos or systemrescue cd or
use the builtin flashtool of you mobos bios. dosemu is not a good idea. Even if
it may work - are you really willing to brick your board?
 

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