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Re: [OFFTOPIC] BIOS Password defeat

Danel, Try unplugging the unit, and removing the battery.  When you pop it back in, it should reset the defaults for the motherboard BIOS settings.

>>> Daniel Reuter <reuter@Uni-Hohenheim.DE> 08/08/00 09:25AM >>>
Hello there,

I found a pretty nice 486 PCI-motherboard in the bulk waste last week,
which I would like to use as secondary computer with debian. The board is
working, but unfortunately, it was setup in a way that you can only boot
from harddisk, and shadow RAM was enabled. So I tried to change the
settings, but the preliminary user has installed a Setup-Password, so that
I can't access the BIOS. I know, that there are ways to get around this,
but I don't know how to do it in this special case. 
So does anybody know where to find the necessary information? Is there a
tool for Linux or DOS to access and change BIOS-settings (I could plugin
the harddisk from another computer and try to boot into Linux or use the
small DOS-partition I have on this disk). Or is there some kind of cheat
password, which will always work? 
The BIOS is a Phoenix version 4.04.


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