View Full Version : Coreboot and BIOS flashing

November 25th, 2008, 11:32 PM

I was just reading a post on coreboot and wondered. Flashing the BIOS in windows is quick and painless. (i have a dell and would just download the executable then make sure the machine 'was not powered off during the update process')

I think a built in tool in the linux desktop would be a cool way to allow users to replace their existing BIOS with coreboot.

You know, download the coreboot file, open it with a utility, machine restarts, bios is flashed. BOOM.

November 26th, 2008, 12:02 AM
There is already one which flashes the BIOS while the machine is running called "FlashROM", available from coreboot. But there isn't much reason to right now, since most BIOS are made to be used with Windows, and you have to either use windows or use a livecd if you are lucky.