Updating award bios
Size Contraints In cases where the new BIOS image and related files are larger than 1.44MB, you can go here or here to learn about creating or using customized boot disks of larger sizes to help in flashing your BIOS.
As an alternative, you can try the third method listed below that uses GRUB to update your BIOS.
i di itover and over, made new disks, to no avail, then I thought I recaled reading along time ago about some motherboards having a jumper that is used to clear the cmos ( i believe this is what holds the bios settings) and that if this jumper is in place the bios is unwritable. For instance, if your floppy is a 1.44MB, you would use 1440. Replace "[SOMENAME]" with a name that helps you remember what the disk is. For instance, if your floppy is a 1.44MB, you would use 1440. Replace "[SOMENAME]" with a name that helps you remember what the disk is.
well, i removed the jumper temporarily and sure enough, my new bios was flashed on the motherboard and I am now not getting the apic errors in my syslog anymore about the cpu error 40 something or other. I think you should FYI people about a possibler jumper preventing them from writing to the cmos or bios or whatver the term is. i used this to flash my foxconn motherboard and everytime I would get to the part in the award bios flasher it would say, press y to program or n to cancel and I would hit y and it would just sit there????? In my case, I typed: This will give you a directory list of your home directory. In my case, I typed: This will give you a directory list of your home directory.