View Full Version : [ubuntu] BIOS Flash Troubles With FreeDOS

August 10th, 2011, 06:42 AM
I'm having problems flashing my BIOS from CD using FreeDOS. I have meticulously followed the instructions here: http://www.linuxinsight.com/how-to-flash-motherboard-bios-from-linux-no-dos-windows-no-floppy-drive.html

I have an Intel Server Board SE7505VB2 (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Server+Products&ProductLine=Intel%C2%AE+Server+Boards&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Server+Board+SE7505VB2) .

The instructions from the vendor are as follows to upgrade to BIOS release 1.10:

1. Extract phlash16.exe, AUTOEXEC.BAT, OEMPHL.EXE, OPTIONS.BAT, 1.bat, 2.bat and BIOS.wph to a 1.44 floppy diskette.
2. Boot the system to pure DOS mode.
3. Run A:> 1.bat for auto mode, 2.bat for user mode.
4. When BIOS flash is over it will show message and beep, then reboot.
Note: The boot to DOS must be non-HIMEM management environment.

When I copy the seven above mentioned files to /tmp/floppy, then burn a bootable CD and reboot, the following lines appear in FreeDOS:

InitDisk can't get drive parameters for drive 03
Bad or Missing Command Interpreter \COMMAND.com /E:256 /P
Enter the full shell command line:

When I try to type in A:> 1.bat, it returns:
Bad or Missing Command Interpreter: A:> 1.bat

Does anyone know what this means or how to solve the problem?

August 11th, 2011, 03:12 AM
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