Re: [OFFTOPIC] BIOS Password defeat
Just pull out the CMOS battery and refix it. Once the CMOS info is
totally wiped out, the passwords would have gone too, afterall the
info is kept in the CMOS and not the BIOS. It is admitedly a crude
method, but works. Needs no tools besides your screw driver and
On Tue, 08 Aug 2000, Daniel Reuter wrote:
> 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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