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Updating bios, iBuddie A900, Ubuntu.

Hi! I have installed Ubuntu and love it! But I need to update the bios on my machine so some of the features will work - the version currently on it is 1998 and I need to update to at least 2000. The problem I am having is that updates I find on the internet, including those on the ECS website, are all .EXE files, which are for Windows and which Ubuntu - a Linux program - won't open. So my question is, where do I download a bios update written in a Linux format, for an ECS iBuddie A900?

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  • lyontamer Apr 28, 2008

    Wow, that's a little over my head. OK it's way over my head. And I don't have any floppy or writeable disk drives on this computer. Should I just take the computer in and have someone else fix it?

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Go to bootdisk.com and download Driver Free Disk For Bios Flashing. Click the link #1 next to it. It is right there on the front of the page. After that throw a floppy drive in your pc. Run the program I made you download after inserting a floppy. It will create a floppy image. Then take another floppy and copy the 2 bios files you got from the manufacturer ( the exe and the bin file) and copy them to the second floppy. Now boot the pc from the first floppy. Once it says A:\ pop the floppy out and switch it. Dos will continue to run from your system ram. Now make sure the second disk is in. Run the exe in dos. Then once in the exe. enter the name of the bin file. Remember to include the file extension. Back up your original bios file if it gives you the option. It will copy it onto your floppy just incase your new bin file is corrupt. Then you can use this process again if everyting is screwed. Do as the prog says and it will do the rest. Enjoy!

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  • Filippo Moreci Apr 29, 2008

    naw man. don't take it to the store. that will cost an arm and a leg. instead. just use a bootable dos cd. and copy your files to the root of the cd. all of my instructions i gave previous will be the same but use a cd instead. just google for caldera dos and throw it on a cd. and on another cd burn the two files. the exe and the bin file to it. and follow my directions i had provided previously. it is alot easier than it sounds. if you want to email me at 87supra2jz@gmail.com. I will guide you through the process on how to do it via chat. it's really simple man. just email me and let me know your time zone and a time you wanna meet up online. dont forget the time zone. i am in us central. so i dont want to screw up the time. i'll help you out bro. very simple.



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    Leading Edge Computers LLC

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