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by jiteo
Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Something wrong with the login?
Replies: 2
Views: 4693

Something wrong with the login?

I have to login twice to get the three options "View Your Posts", "View Posts Since Last Visit" and the other one, although the "Users now browsing:" does show me as logged in while the top header does not - it still says "Log In", and not "Log out [jiteo]". Anyone else experiencing this?
by jiteo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Motherboard is dead
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

by jiteo
Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Booting from CD with XP Pro?
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

All the BIOSes I have seen did support it, but I haven't seen all that much compared to others here.

Just browse around the menus and options. Eventually you'll get to something like Boot Order or First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, and so on. Change it!

enjoy!
Artom
by jiteo
Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Award boot block bios beep code: video error?
Replies: 19
Views: 9598

Wee Hee! I fixed it I fixed it! Many thanks to the forum, and you can read all about the fixing at http://coth.no-ip.org/bios. If you see any mistakes in there feel free to yell at me!

Thanks again to all!

enjoy!
Artom
by jiteo
Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: Motherboard indentification tools for linux ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Doesn't give you the BIOS ID string though ...
by jiteo
Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: Motherboard indentification tools for linux ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Ahh. Server. Well what distro you use? There's package dmidecode for Debian Testing/Unstable http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/dmidecode.
by jiteo
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: Motherboard indentification tools for linux ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

Ahh. I don't know of any, but you can always write down the ID string while the computer is booting up.
by jiteo
Tue Mar 23, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: Motherboard indentification tools for linux ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

lspci will give you devices on the PCI bus, including the host bridge (which I think is the shouthbridge on the motherboard, but don't take my word for it). But exactly do you want identified? Chipset? BIOS?
by jiteo
Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Award boot block bios beep code: video error?
Replies: 19
Views: 9598

Heh heh, yeah the floppy is being accessed. I've pretty much given up on the bootblock BIOS. It seems other people had the same problem with it and ended up either hot-flashing or replacing the chip. I'll try hot-flashing. If you look at previous posts in this thread, I had the wrong ISA pin when I ...
by jiteo
Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Is my new DFI Infinity dead?
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Before hot-flashing you need to make sure that the two BIOS chips are compatible. What this means: - same voltage - same size - same pinout I used http://devicedatabase.dataman.com/ to look up these specs. You need to know the ID of both chips. They look something like W290C20 and are beneath the st...
by jiteo
Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Award boot block bios beep code: video error?
Replies: 19
Views: 9598

I've tried DOS boot disks of various versions from various places, and a GRUB boot sector too. Nothing.
by jiteo
Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Award boot block bios beep code: video error?
Replies: 19
Views: 9598

I should have read a bit before posting. What does not work with DMA2 might work with DMA3, but I don't see why that would have a bearing on the floppy not being booted from.
by jiteo
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Award boot block bios beep code: video error?
Replies: 19
Views: 9598

New Update. Yey! Got myself an ISA floppy controller, and found the IRQ/DMA/IO combination that works with the jumpers (thank you plug and play, thank you!). However any boot disk that I stick in there gives me the same error: insert system disk and press enter. I've tried the DrDOS disk from bootdi...
by jiteo
Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: How come evgeniy_xp's "Help. Strange thing!" is lo
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

How come evgeniy_xp's "Help. Strange thing!" is lo

So yeah. Why? I was going to suggest that his MBR got fried.
by jiteo
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: Award boot block bios beep code: video error?
Replies: 19
Views: 9598

Note to self: never get into techy stuff when tired. It'll lead to more embarrassment then you can handle.