Re: mount USB drive at boot: fsck failure
On Dec 4, 2007, at 11:48 AM, Ron Johnson wrote:
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On 12/04/07 08:45, Bogart Salzberg wrote:
Running "lshw" on the box shows the motherboard as a Dell 0UW457,
with socket M2 and Nvidia GeForce 6150LE chipset. The BIOS version is
about a year old (12/09/2006, v. 1.1.4), so it could probably use an
That sounds like something that a BIOS upgrade would fix, since the
box doesn't "know" Linux during POST.
Actually, if you have any tips on upgrading the BIOS from within
give me a shout. Most of Dell's "solutions" for BIOS upgrade are
convoluted or Windows-centric. I was playing around with the
utilities the other day. Perhaps there is something in there to
I've got a similar problem with a DOS-based upgrade app. I'm going
to look to writing FreeDOS to a USB key.
I spent some research time on this today and found a Dell project
After installing biosdisk (from the Dell site) and experimenting, I
was eventually able to update the BIOS by booting into a memdisk
kernel with an initrd created by biosdisk.
On Dec 3, 2007, at 8:26 PM, Ron Johnson wrote:
On 12/03/07 18:56, Bogart Salzberg wrote:
Interesting: when the USB drive is on, the box stalls during
POST. It is
apparently some kind of deadlock, because when I power down the
POST completes immediately.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
%SYSTEM-F-FISH, my hovercraft is full of eels
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