[OT] help in bios update for a japanese laptop (I can't read/speak japanese)
Hello, sorry for the extremely off-topic, but a bios update for my
laptop is badly needed...
Of course my laptop at least runs Debian :) even if a small win2k
partition still survives for this kind of tasks...
I own a vaio gr7/k, a japanese model, I bought during a Tokyo
vacation in 2001 (oh... japan is such a wonderful place...)
Note: gr7/k is very similar to gr170k(US) and gr214MP (EU) so if anybody
who already did that could also tell his experience.
I'm looking for a (maibe native) japanese speaking guy who can briefly
help in making me understand how to udate the bios of the beast.
Sony support in italy carries 20EUR to talk to an autoresponder...
the instruction page is at
I downloaded the linked file (PK-000023-01.exe) that contains:
as I understand from the *crisisdisk.bat* file a floppy drive is nedded
but this laptop is not equiped with such a device :P
So please, can somebody help? If you feel this post is way too much OT,
feel free to answer me directly.
thanks in advance