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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-16-2009
Location: UK
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Message 11 of 13

Re: S10e - Loud beep on AC connect and disconnect!

@KalvinKlein: Looks good - thanks for the screenshot.

 

I see you are also running Linux - and that the BIOS update utility available from Lenovo is an .exe for windows only. How do you run it under Linux?

 

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Message 12 of 13

Re: S10e - Loud beep on AC connect and disconnect!

Due multiboot with xp,w7,ubuntu, my update is easier Smiley Happy i use the normal winpflash... 

but this could help ya


to make a bootable USB.
Download makebootfat
here
http://advancemame.sourceforge.net/boot-download.html
compile it using

 tar -xvf makebootfat-1.4.tar.gz
  cd makebootfat-1.4
  ./configure
  make
 
Download FreeDos files
here
www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.0/pkgs/ kernels.zip commandx.zip and unstablx.zip

Copy command.com and kernel.sys to /tmp/fs-root
Copy fat12.bin, fat16.bin and fat32lba.bin from kernels.zip to /tmp
Copy mbr.bin of your syslinux from /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin to /tmp
sudo /<path to makebootfat>/makebootfat -o /dev/<usb device> -E 255 -1 fat12.bin -2 fat16.bin -3

fat32lba.bin -m mbr.bin /tmp/fs-root

copy BIOS files to the USB drive. boot from it, cd DRIVERS/WIN/BIOS,type flash.bat,Attend: loud

beeps while BIOS flashed. will restart.

hope that works for you KalvinKlein
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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-16-2009
Location: UK
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Message 13 of 13

Re: S10e - Loud beep on AC connect and disconnect!

Hey, thank you so much, KalvinKlein!

 

Mission accomplished ..

 

This method of making the FreeDOS USB with makebootfat did not work for me - I had to resort to a pretty roundabout method in the end: I created a bootable FreeDOS USB stick on a Windows machine, using the HP create bootable USB utility. Then, since that didn't boot properly either, I replaced the command.com and kernel.sys files on the USB stick with the ones from the .zip archives unstablx.zip and commandx.zip, which I had downloaded as per your instructions.

For some reason that yielded a working freedos usb stick, which I will now retain for future times of need!

The BIOS flash went off without a hitch, and the loud beep is now gone.

Thank you so much for your help!

 

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