post 2000 yr bios required for ubuntu installation
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Mon May 21 21:11:19 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?
I can't help, but thanks for the warning. When my wife wants her M700
replaced (which may be soon), I'll probably put Ubuntu on it, so now I know
I need to update the BIOS first.
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