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Re: mount USB drive at boot: fsck failure

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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, v. A03
> 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
> upgrade.

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 Linux,
> give me a shout. Most of Dell's "solutions" for BIOS upgrade are
> convoluted or Windows-centric. I was playing around with the libsmbios
> utilities the other day. Perhaps there is something in there to help...

I've got a similar problem with a DOS-based upgrade app.  I'm going
to look to writing FreeDOS to a USB key.

> Thanks,
> Bogart
> On Dec 3, 2007, at 8:26 PM, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 12/03/07 18:56, Bogart Salzberg wrote:
>>>> Ron,
>>>> 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 drive
>>>> POST completes immediately.
> What motherboard?

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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