Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#54903 by kishy
Thu May 27, 2010 12:06 am
Hi all, first post...

First let me say that in my quests for BIOS upgrades over the years I continually find myself on this website, and be it for a download or just information I've yet to be disappointed...cheers for the good work :)

I come to you with a couple of Pentium 1 laptops which have an extremely crippled CMOS setup and difficult, incooperative BIOS (rather poor resource assignment, low hard drive size limit and so forth). These laptops appear to use a modified IBM BIOS based on a very IBM-like POST screen, IBM copyrights and a distinctly 1990s IBM CMOS setup (missing about 90% of the options normally present in an IBM CMOS setup, though).

I'm wondering if anyone here has the time, knowledge and willingness to either:

a) examine existing BIOS (note there are 3 major generations of the CF-25, I only have Mark 3s) and find a way to fix the problems, open up more options, etc.

or

b) adapt one of the more "generic" sorts (say, Award or AMI?) to the machine.

I don't know the first thing about how to make the necessary changes but it is my suspicion that this is certainly possible and probably not terribly difficult for someone who knows their way around BIOS modifications.

Although only a small group would benefit from such changes, it is definitely more than just myself, so I'm not on an entirely selfish quest here.

Thanks!