Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#52350 by rmalcolm
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:00 am
IBM Thinkpad 1720. Trying to install BIOS upgrade obtained from Lenovo site (spsdijg8.exe). Created floppy as per instructions, booted from it and received error message "no command line interpreter. Please enter file pathway eg. C:\...COMMAND.COM"
I presume that the DOS that contains this file is supposed to be on the hard drive. This laptop had been reformatted and was running XP Pro, albeit VERY SLOW.
I want to install Xubuntu, but it has the old BIOS and dead battery. I noted on other pages of this forum that it might be possible to hit "print S/Scrl Lck" instead of F1 during install. Barring that, I also saw where one member substituted one of the files in the update successfully.
Can someone help me figure out the COMMAND.COM problem? That may be all I need to get this to work.