Bootable FreeDOS Live image for BIOS upgrade
Download Rufus. Attach your flash drive and run Rufus. Select MBR partition scheme in the dropdown box and leave all boxes as checked. Use Fat32 for a file system. In the dropdown box that lists iso image select FreeDos. Press Start. Backup any data on the flash drive as it will be formatted. If the flash drive does not boot then try tapping F11 at boot to access the boot menu.
It may be A: or a different letter. Type Dir at the prompt and see if the two files you copied are present. If not you will need to try a different drive letter at the prompt. When the files are listed type the following command to flash the BIOS. This should start the flash. After the flash is complete reboot your computer. Hopefully it works and the computer is not bricked.
Thanks for the tip. Can I use the linux version of Unetbootin to do this? It is not from the MSI site. There is no need to run it in Wine unless you do not have an available Windows computer. Format the drive with Gparted as FAT Note: You may need to name the flash drive FAT See this post.Traditionally, updating any BIOS is cumbersome.
Some vendors have integrated solutions like Dell with their Lifecycle Controllerbut all lack in some way. I certainly do. And in my case, none of these options worked. And I did! But that did persuade me to search for ways to activate this option, and I found a separate solution from Supermicro that does, and it supplies the aforementioned activation key, too. You can request an evaluation version on the SUM product page.
Upload the BIOS binary image, press some buttons and wait a while:. The code they sent me is longer than 24 characters long. I wonder if they stopped doing this or did I do something wrong? Looks like they have removed the option to get an evaluation code from their site. Too many people must have taken advantage of this particular loophole.
Oh well. Worked like a charm, Peter. Thanks Peter. Worked like a charm. Did any get the batch script to work? Or any alternativ? Sometimes it requires reboot to enter into update mode and then do second execution to update.
Not all boards are supported. How about an activate all in one command: assuming you have ipmitool installed, and sum in the current directory. Now hopefully I can use this barracuda for something other than a door stop. Categories: VirtualLifestyle. Joep Piscaer.FreeDOS is open source software! You can also share FreeDOS for others to enjoy! Version 3. Quake will now play audio. Also mirrored on the FreeDOS files archive at ibiblio.
Sources are in NASM. The toolchain itself is bit, but it will output bit code. The packages and release notes are available both at gcc-ia16 GitHub and at gcc-ia16 GitLab. Laaca writes: "After quite a long time is a new Free Pascal version available. For us is important mainly the improving DOS realmode target. Free Pascal is a 32, 64 and 16 bit professional Pascal compiler.
It can target many processor architectures and operating systems, including Intel x86 including and DOS 16 and 32 bit. This required a very minor code tweak. You can type in a script with the builtin or your favorite text editor and then run it on a DOS command prompt. Version 1. Need to recover data from an old business program? Or maybe you need to run a report from your old finance system? Many embedded systems run on DOS, although modern systems may instead run on Linux.
If you support an older embedded system, you might be running DOS. And FreeDOS can fit in very well.Jump to navigation. But sometimes it does become necessary. And that can be a problem for those of us who don't use Windows in any form, like me. There is a Windows application that can install BIOS upgrades on modern computers while Windows is running but that is obviously not an option for me.
I have been running BOINC for several years to participate in various distributed computing environments and have been using those two computers almost exclusively as compute platforms for that purpose. I decided that I wanted to add more computing power to those tasks so decided to update some of my older computers rather than purchasing new ones.
After all, these are perfectly good computers with yet untapped capabilities. And—being the geek that I am—I also just wanted another hardware project with at least some little bit of justification. You all know what I mean, right? I originally used these two identical systems in a classroom environment where raw performance was not an issue. I purchased them several years ago from the local Intrex computer store with Intel DH61BE motherboard that supports third-generation Core i3, i5, and i7 processors in the LGA package at up to 3.
At the time these were pretty close to state of the art but not top of the line. They worked perfectly for my classroom. In addition, I use one for testing Fedora upgrades and other new software, and I use the other as a firewall and router for my network. To upgrade, I purchased a pair of unlocked Intel K at 3.
These are the fastest ones available for those motherboards and my research on the Intel website revealed that these processors would work. I also purchased non-standard CPU coolers with a higher cooling capacity than the ones that come packaged with the CPUs.
After receiving the replacement processors I installed one in the test system because it does not perform any tasks critical to my network. Upon attempting to power up the system, I received nothing but a repeating pattern of three one second beeps from the motherboard speaker.
The motherboard documentation—yes, I download and keep it—translated that as meaning the system had a memory error. Of course, it was perfectly good memory right in the middle of the spec for the new processor. This at least allowed the system to boot and let me get to BIOS to check the BIOS version level and, using the Intel support website, found that to be many levels behind the most current. The -t option specifies the type information to be displayed, in this case, type 0 is for BIOS information.
Well, I wasn't thinking about writing about this at that point in my travails. We can decode most of the fields in this version number by assuming that the dots are field separators. The first field is the board model number and the second is probably an engineering release level.
The third field,is the actual BIOS version level, and is what appears in the Intel web pages; if someone says you need to be at BIOS version 48, that is the number to look at. I don't know for certain what the last field is, but I think it might be a time in hour format so that the last three fields represent the date and time the BIOS was compiled.
My original BIOS was version 23 and, according to the Intel website, the most current version is That failed and the system just locked up when I tried that. Some additional searching with Google and in particular on the Intel website provided me with a bit more information.Discussion in ' Processors and Motherboards ' started by webjunkieJan 5, ServeTheHome and ServeThe.
Biz Forums. Joined: Mar 17, Messages: 31 Likes Received: 4. Joined: Nov 10, Messages: 1, Likes Received: Tried this? K D Well-Known Member. Joined: Dec 24, Messages: 1, Likes Received: K DJan 5, PigLover Moderator. Joined: Jan 26, Messages: 2, Likes Received: 1, SYS" in the config. It causes conflicts with the flash program after the image being flashed reaches a certain size which is has on the more recent X11 images. Yes - I know this seems counter-intuitive since the HIMEM driver should make more memory available for user space programs.
I can't explain it. PigLoverJan 5, Evan and K D like this. Joined: Mar 18, Messages: 1, Likes Received: For my x10sra I had to use the compatibility mode instead of uefi for bios update. TedB Member. Joined: Dec 2, Messages: Likes Received: TedBJan 6, Another way then, try getting an eval copy of SUM, then use the ipmi feature license to activate the ipmi bios update feature?
Joined: Sep 11, Messages: Likes Received: I use a bootable USB drive and it works just fine with x10 boards.
The disk image I linked was built using the freedos disk image builder. I normally just create a boot disk with the firmware that I am updating and use ipmi to mount and update. It has worked successfully for around 20 installs without issue. I generally have UEFI boot disabled and use only boot via legacy. K DJan 6, FireMedic New Member. Joined: Feb 2, Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0.These boot disks are auto generated about once a week.
For tested boot disks, use the official releases see freedos. Some portions such as the Kernel are built from latest source or latest downloadable binary, whereas other portions are manually updated. An archive with all source to satisfy various license requirements, e.
You should obtain it at the same time, as only the latest available boot disk and source archive are provided. If you have suggestions for a new boot disk, corrections, want additional disk image sizes not supported yet, but will be soonetc.
Please do not ask for inclusion of programs without a clear copyright notice that allows such inclusion!!! Please use the FreeDOS lists if you need assistance. Also read the boot disk FAQ. If you need them uncompressed, please download then use unzip, winzip, or similar tool.
SuperMicro X11SSM-F + Kaby Lake G4600 = reboot loop on booting Linux/FreeNAS
These are intended for smaller download any unzip program should work to extract the raw image and should hopefully be directly usable by winimage.
If you need them uncompressed, please download then use gzip -d, winzip, or a similar tool. These can also be used as a smaller download than the raw image, which can be easily extracted. This image is intended not tested yet to be directly usable as a compressed image for use with isolinux via memdisk. The disk images contain identical files! Please select either zipped. It is meant as a basic disk for normal DOS use.
Last modified Wednesday May 27, Example syslinux. SYS lines from syslinux. This is meant as an updated Installation boot disk. This is bare boot disk, with just kernel and command.Need some help installing FreeDOS 1. Here is a step-by-step guide to installing FreeDOS. Jim recorded a short video to walk you through installing FreeDOS 1. You can choose to install FreeDOS, or boot from the system harddisk or from a diskette.
How can I boot to DOS with a UEFI BIOS? (re: updating BIOS)
Welcome to the FreeDOS 1. We provide a standard warning here. Please be careful. When asked, select Y to use all available free space for your primary DOS partition. On an empty hard drive, this uses all of it. After you partition your hard drive, you need to reboot for FreeDOS to see the changes. The FDISK program will warn you that you need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
If your C: drive isn't formatted for DOS, the installer detects that. If you just created your DOS partition, the installer can format it for you. If you don't press a key in fifteen seconds, the installer continues anyway. The installer first needs to gather some information.
At this step, the installer is reading configuration data. Your preferred language might not match your keyboard language, so we let you select your keyboard layout here. The FreeDOS 1. Because FreeDOS is open source software, we give you the option to install source code, too. The installer prepares for the installation. At this step, the installer is reading a list of packages to install.
The installer lets you know it has finished installing FreeDOS. Depending on what you chose to install and the speed of your system, the install usually takes a few minutes.
Booting into FreeDOS 1. Every time you boot FreeDOS, we give you a menu where you can select the memory configuration. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. Installing FreeDOS 1.
The installer supports different languages. The default is English. If your C: drive isn't partitioned for DOS, the installer detects that. Select 1 to create the DOS partition. This will be your C: drive. At the next screen, select 1 to create the primary DOS partition. The FreeDOS installer lets you reboot your computer. Restarting the install… After rebooting, the installer starts up again automatically.