kevin lyda wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:58:26PM +0100, P at draigBrady.com wrote:
>>>Today I wanted to flash my BIOS from linux.
>>This was definitely not obvious to me so...
>> just curious, why?
So I can upgrade the BIOS remotely.
Also for personal use, messing with a DOS floppy
which is the standard solution is awkward.
There is nothing special about a BIOS.
It's just (an increasilngly large) lump of buggy
code like any other, and I've personally found
many bugs in most BIOS that I've used.
I guess I should also mention the related nvram.
Support for this is in the kernel by default so to use it:
# mknod /dev/nvram c 10 144
# insmod nvram
Now one can read/write the 114 bytes of nvram
(14 of the 128 are for the RTC).
It also parses some of the info to /proc/driver/nvram
Pádraig Brady - http://www.pixelbeat.org
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