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Hi, I've just bought a netbook running linpus lite and thought it would be a good idea to setup a bios password. I entered the password, confirmed it and rebooted. ...
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    [SOLVED] linpus bios password


    Hi,

    I've just bought a netbook running linpus lite and thought it would be a good idea to setup a bios password.

    I entered the password, confirmed it and rebooted. It now won't let me login.

    Searching around I've found out that it only allows 8 characters for the password and I've entered 9.

    Any help with what happens to a password when you enter too many characters would be much appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You'll probably need to reset the BIOS to the default settings. I don't know how to to that on your particular computer but maybe someone who does will respond right away. In the interim, you can check the owner manual for a possible BIOS fix.
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    Man, I hope this thread is legit, and I am not giving advice on unlocking a Hot Laptop. So here goes, I guess.

    macles*: Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery

    When doing this fix, you must be very careful when it comes to flashing a bios. Any power interruption of any sort and the Laptop becomes a doorstop. Make sure external power supply is used, instead of relying on the Battery. I don't own one of these laptops so I am not an expert when it comes to netbooks. I prefer bullet proof laptops myself.
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    Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the quick reply

    I'm in the process of creating a recovery usb device. Will this bypass the bios password when I enter setup mode as currently it is asking me for a password as soon as I press the button?

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    Read the comments section in the link I gave you. This fix seemed to make a bunch of folks happy when it came to having entered too many characters for a bios password. I am not a expert on these netbooks, so I really don't know the answer to your previous post.
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    Oh, and follow the instructions to the letter.
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    Thanks a lot for the link rokytnji, that worked a treat and don't worry I am genuine, just having a very bad day but it's all good now.

    Thanks again

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