[syslinux] interesting problem...

ishwar ramani rvmishwar at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 14:47:25 PDT 2005

Wow that was great feedback. I tried the big and bigraw options though.
didnt work:(
The uniflash option is interesting. I checked their website but my
motherboard(supermicro p8sci)
is not listed. How safe is it try this exec on by board which has the award


On 10/27/05, H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:
> ishwar ramani wrote:
> >
> > my platform configuration is supermicro motherboards with award bios.
> >
> > So far I have been successful in loading the DOS environment, required
> for
> > my flashing program (awdflash.exe), using memdisk. But once i start
> running
> > the exe, it starts loading the boot image and pauses. Even when i ignore
> the
> > dire warnings of not to reboot the machine and do it, the old bios is
> > intact.
> >
> > i have heard that some BIOS flashing programs need to run in real mode
> to
> > work. Does memdisk by DEFAULT go into protected mode? Where/how does it
> > store the floppy image in memory?
> >
> Try passing the "raw" or "bigraw" option to memdisk.
> -hpa

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