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Hi folks, Mobo - Asus A8N-Vm OS - Linux Gentoo I'm prepared to update the mobo BIOS and couldn't discover the relevant procdure on; http://support.asus.com/technicaldoc...Language=en-us Most motherboards have a built-in ...
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    Update mobo BIOS question


    Hi folks,

    Mobo - Asus A8N-Vm
    OS - Linux Gentoo

    I'm prepared to update the mobo BIOS and couldn't discover the relevant procdure on;

    http://support.asus.com/technicaldoc...Language=en-us

    Most motherboards have a built-in update option within BIOS itself, and all I need at hand is a floppy disk with the latest BIOS flash image copied to it. But I couldn't discover such an option on the BIOS pages.

    Now I have both BIOS;
    - for others
    - for DOS
    download on BIOS --> BIOS;

    http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us
    (after selecting, motherboard/socket 939/A8N-VM and click "search")

    Please help. TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    I did a BIOS on this exact same motherboard model not long ago. For that I used AFUDOS (download here from Asus' site). The procedure is explained here.

    If I remember correctly, the latest BIOS version is 702.
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    Hi antidrugue,

    Tks for your advice.

    I got "A8N-VM release BIOS 0702" download, a .zip file. I'll decompress it, rename "0702.ROM" as "A8NVM.ROM" (all in CAPITAL) and copy the same on the floppy.

    I also got the procedure on "section 2.1.2 of the manual'

    What I'm most concerned is if something went wrong I can't reverse it back. PC failure to boot will be resulted.

    Tks.

    B.R.
    satimis

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    What I'm most concerned is if something went wrong I can't reverse it back. PC failure to boot will be resulted.
    it wont be possible to roll back BIOS update. if you update it with correct version of .ROM, then nothing to worry. i flashed BIOS from windwos. actually ASUS updater is windows based. it can fetch correct version from Web for you. in that case, there is no chance for any problem.




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