post 2000 yr bios required for ubuntu installation
yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun May 20 20:38:29 UTC 2007
Bit Paranoid wrote:
> I recently bought an old Compaq Armada M700 laptop. I have both the CD
> and floppy drives for it, but can only have one in place at a time.
> When I tried to install Ubuntu 7.04 via the CD I received from Ubuntu in
> the mail, it complained that my BIOS didnt make the cut-off date and it
> was "pre-2000".
> The problem is when I go to HP to get a new BIOS update, HP requires you
> download it for various flavors of Windows (only) and when I try to
> update using those the laptop complains ntldr, etc., is missing. I dont
> really want to fool with trying to install Windoze (dont have any CDs
> for that anyway) and I just want to get Fiesty Fawn installed.
> Are there any workarounds for this?
Use FreeDos www.freedos.org
I've updated the BIOS on several machines with it.
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