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Everything posted by skamarla

  1. I'm pleased to report that the FreeDOS iso did its job admirably. Booted, went into DOS mode, found the USB unit (C:), cd'd into the firmware directory, executed the .bat file, BIOS got flashed. Thanks everyone!
  2. I have unzipped the EXE file, and I can confirm it's an Insyde BIOS: inflating: InsydeFlash.exe inflating: iscflash.dll inflating: iscflash.sys inflating: platform.ini inflating: CL50145A.fd inflating: iscflashx64.sys The file you get from Acer is a Windows executable. This is what a GNU file reports: BIOS_v1.45.exe: PE32 executable (GUI) Intel 80386, for MS Windows But I think I'll go for the ISO. It's 1.43 vs 1.45, big deal.
  3. The file is here, you have to click on the BIOS tab, of course. Thanks for the ubuntuforums link, it looks promising. Probably FlaCrud will do the job from Freedos. I'll report back.
  4. Hi, guys, I need some help. I am trying to resurrect an old PC, an Acer Aspire 5315. It used to run Vista, but that's been wiped out now, and it didn't come with installation disks. I need to flash the BIOS, so I got it from the Acer site. It's an .EXE file. I tried FreeDOS, but it refused to run "in DOS mode". So I have created a WINPE disk. It boots into a command line, but if I run the .EXE file I got from the Acer site, it fails silently. I just get the prompt back, no windows pop up and the BIOS remains in its old version. A "VER" in the command line shows "Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]". Any ideas? Do I have to install a full-fledged Windows just to run this file? I plan to install Linux in it after flashing the BIOS... Any legal way to run Windows just for a couple minutes?

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