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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:

console=tty0 console=ttyS0,9600

libsmbios

Tech/libsmbios

Sol

Serial over lan

ipmi

ipmi

openmanage

omconfig omupdate

incubator

This chapter holds some wiki articles from me that need to be refined a bit till they become "real" wiki articles.

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

choose

(1) Boot Dos with CD-ROM support (standard kernel)

(1) BOOT WITH EL-TORITO CD-ROM DRIVER (DEFAULT)

(0) EN

ENTER

ESCAPE

Enable monochrome (/MONO) mode -> N

Do you wish to do a [F]ULL or [M]INI install [FM]? -> M

(p)

ENTER

Q (Quick Format)

y (yes)

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:

BIN.DAT

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!

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