Partition. Bootdisk.Com. Page 4 - Why and How to Flash Your BIOS. (Page 4 of 4 ) There is another way to flash AMI BIOS without the need for a bootable floppy disk.
Rename your new BIOS flash file to "AMIBOOT.ROM" then copy it to a floppy disk (that will contain only this file). Insert it into your FDD and reboot. Hold down "CTRL"+ "HOME" to launch the flashing process. You'll notice that the floppy LED (or the light on the optical device) is going to report that it's reading. Eject the CD or get the floppy disk out and reboot your system. But what if this doesn't help? You borrow that chip for a half an hour (from a friend, neighbor, etc), install it in your motherboard and boot up; your system will POST if the data on the new chip is correct. As a side note, please be very cautious and aware that fiddling with components without turning the PC off is very dangerous; you can do more harm than good.
Final Words Great, we've come to the end of this article. Good luck and be safe. Wubi - The Easiest Way to Linux. How to flash motherboard BIOS from Linux (no DOS/Windows, no flo. You've finally made the move to a Windows-free computer, you're enjoying your brand new Linux OS, no trojans/viruses, no slowdown, everything's perfect.
Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash utilities. You panic! Fortunately, this problem is easy to solve... Step 1: Download FreeDOS boot disk floppy image FreeDOS, a free DOS-compatible operating system, is up to the challenge, no need for proprietary DOS versions. Step 2: Copy your BIOS flash utility and new BIOS image to the mounted floppy disk image Requirement for this step is that you have support for the vfat and loop file systems in the kernel. Step 3: Burn a bootable CD which will emulate floppy device for us Next step is to burn the floppy image to a CD/DVD-RW media, but in a way that it can be booted afterwards. Step 4: Reboot, flash, reboot, enjoy your new BIOS. This is my defective kit.: Guide: Install Windows without a CD-R.
Guide: Install Windows without a CD-ROM or floppy drive There are many times where I have run across a system (mainly laptops) that I need to install Windows XP or Windows 2000, and the system doesn't have a CD-ROM (or functioning CD-ROM).
This is a method I have divised using another computer, that will help you install Windows on a system with no CD-ROM available. Items you'll need... - Windows 98 or equivilant CD- A floppy bootable with Windows 98 (you can get one at bootdisk.com)- A seperate system with Windows XP (that has a CD-ROM and floppy)- Working knowledge of Windows and some DOS (including fdisk)- Adapter to convert a laptop 2.5 inch to a 5.25 inch IDE Adapter (if you are trying to install to a laptop) 1) So you're ready to install Windows XP (or 2000) on a system with no working CD-ROM or floppy. 2) So you have your floppy that is bootable now. 3) Next you will need to write an 'autoexec.bat' and 'config.sys' for the floppy. Device=himem.sys smartdrv.exe.