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cannot burn bios cd iso

Postby bailout » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:07 am

I am going to update the bios in my 1505. I have downloaded the cd iso from fs support, in fact I first tried with the 1.08 and now with the 1.10 and get the same result with both.

After brning the iso the cd is completely blank. It has a name in explorer and when I triied booting to the 1.08 cd it booted to a free dos prompt so something was burned. However, there are no instructions just the dos prompt and if I look at the cd in explorer it is blank, no bios flash program.

I have tried with the two bios versions I listed above and even downloaded the 1.08 version twice to be sure. I have tried burning to two different rewritable cds and one writable cd and tried on both my laptop and my desktop with both nero 6 and 7 and k3b under linux.

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: cannot burn bios cd iso

Postby aspettl » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:34 am

bailout wrote:After brning the iso the cd is completely blank.

That's ok.

bailout wrote:it booted to a free dos prompt so something was burned.

Try "dir" to see the files. There should be a file like "readme" where you get the instructions. (You can view text files with "type" or maybe "edit".)

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Postby bailout » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:54 pm

Thanks for the reply. It sounds as if my cd burned ok then. It is strange that the files do not show up. Anyway I see the following files if I run the dir command from the freedos prompt:

kernel
command
autoexec
flash
l50ii0
sflash16

Do I now just run the flash.bat file? If so is the command just 'flash.bat' or run 'flash.bat'.

Does updating the bios, without being told to by support, affect my warranty? I assume not as it is openly listed on their download site without any warnings.

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Postby aspettl » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:59 am

bailout wrote:It sounds as if my cd burned ok then. It is strange that the files do not show up.

No, you don't get to see the "real" content of the CD - you see the content of a boot image.

bailout wrote:Do I now just run the flash.bat file? If so is the command just 'flash.bat' or run 'flash.bat'.

"flash.bat" should work.

bailout wrote:Does updating the bios, without being told to by support, affect my warranty?

If the update is successful, it doesn't affect your warranty.
Afaik a bad flash of the BIOS is only covered by warranty if you're told to upgrade the BIOS by the support of FSC.

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