Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#41633 by Katch
Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:42 pm
Just throwing this out to the masses for some asssistance.

The Lenovo C100 officially only supports 2 WiFi cards in the Mini PCI bay, one is Broadcom based, the other, Intel Pro 2200. I really need to get an Atheros card under the bonet for maximum cross platform compatbility (Linux, XP and OSx86).

The BIOS is provided by Insyde. As of yet I am having difficulty even extracting the contents of the ROM.

The latest BIOS is here;

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... af04us.exe

This self extracting .exe will give you the latest ROM image and the Flashing utility.

I have 2 goals -

1) Extract the contents and find the Whitelist DEVIDs (maybe there is undocumented support for an IBM Atheros card)

2) "Fix" the image and its checksumming to include a DEVID of my choice.

I'd really appreciate any help and ensure any progress is well documented for future users.

Regards.