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Linux boot with serial console
/boot/grub/grub.conf insert the following lines:
serial --unit=0 --speed=9600 terminal --timeout=60 serial console
remove lines that start with "splashimage" Add the following strings as kernel parameter, if you wish serial console:
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update my bios
I want to update my BIOS on my Dell computer running SUSE Linux
if the hdr file is available
yast -i libsmbios-bin getSystemId
if the hdr file is not available
install freedos into a VM
install freedos into a qemu VM.
dd if=/dev/zero of=disk1g.img bs=1024 count=1000000 qemu -cdrom /mnt/freedos.img -hda disk1g.img -boot d
(1) Boot Dos with CD-ROM support (standard kernel)
(1) BOOT WITH EL-TORITO CD-ROM DRIVER (DEFAULT)
Enable monochrome (/MONO) mode -> N
Do you wish to do a [F]ULL or [M]INI install [FM]? -> M
Q (Quick Format)
Get the exe from support.dell.com. copy it to a virtual floppy. attach the virtual floppy to freedos's a: drive. Execute 53012.exe. The system will realize its ID is not the one of the physical computer, break and delete all files, so be faster and interrupt the program. You find the following files on your system:
and much more. copy BIN.DAT onto the virtual floppy. Stop qemu.
install freedos onto a flash stick
put a USB stick into your computer, let's assume it becomes /dev/sdb.
dd if=disk1g.img of=/dev/sdb
Boot from the USB stick. You boot freeDOS!