On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, jm at jmason.org wrote:
> IBM did this for the T40 --
>http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Hidden_Protected_Area . However they
> didn't support BIOS updating from that; they required that you use
> Windows to upgrade the BIOS, instead.
Don't buy IBM so..
>> - Write your own firmware update. Ask the vendor for the procedure
>> and write a utility for your own OS.
>> !!! This might be possible if you're (a) a skilled sysadmin (b) have lots
> of free time and (c) are willing to sign NDAs etc... that's a pretty small
> group, in my opinion.
My personal experience says all three of those are straw-men. Not a
good sample size, but maybe it beats yours. ;)
> So, saying that Tim could *write a firmware updater*, is somehow a
> *better* excuse? wtf. ;)
I'm saying there are quite a few options. You're picking on the least
accessible example - try the "FreeDOS bootdisk" one instead.. ;)
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