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On a ASUS eee PC 900, which is notorious for poor battery performance, I have downloaded a ROM update file from the makers. 900_ASUS_0601.zip. in a user/src directory, I have ...
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    Installing a ROM update file in linux


    On a ASUS eee PC 900, which is notorious for poor battery performance, I have downloaded a ROM update file from the makers.
    900_ASUS_0601.zip. in a user/src directory, I have unzip'd to create a README and a 900-ASUS-0601.ROM files. The README lists all the changes but doesn't help in installing. I've tried apt-get <various options> but I can't get any further. Can anyone suggest my next step please?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    When you unzipped the file, did it create an INSTALL file? This would contain any specific instructions.
    If no INSTALL was created, you may be able to get it going with the following commands:
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    ./configure
    make
    Then as root:
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    make install
    Post any errors that might come up.
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    sudo ./configure: command not found

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    Are you making certain that you are in the correct directory?
    Try doing ./configure without sudo.

    Was there an INSTALL file?
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    Hello Jay, thanks for the replies.
    No, there was no INSTALL file, just the README and the dotROM files were unzipped.
    My prompt is
    /home/user/src>

    with sudo ./configure, I get
    sudo ./configure: command not found

    with ./configure, I get
    bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

    Hope this makes it clearer ?
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    When you unzipped the downloaded file, it should have created a new directory. Something like /home/user/src/<something>
    cd into that new directory, as that is where the installation scripts should be located.
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    Sorry Jay, that is not working for me. When I unzip'd the original file, it didn't create a directory, it just inflated the files into the My Documents where it started at. No installation scripts, just the README and dotROM files.
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    @jayd512: It's a firmware blob, not source, hence there is nothing to configure or make.

    I found this guide: How to update your bios [EeeUser Eee PC Wiki]

    There seems to be a perl script for flashing the firmware from the zip you've downloaded (you don't seem to need to unzip it).

    It may be out of date, so double check that it applies to your system - in short if you brick the thing, it's no one's fault here. Try googling for more info first.

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    Thank you caravel - I think !!
    I'll read through all that info, and let you know if it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caravel View Post
    @jayd512: It's a firmware blob, not source, hence there is nothing to configure or make.

    I found this guide: How to update your bios [EeeUser Eee PC Wiki]
    Well, that explains my confusion. I've never had the need to install a ROM update, so I foolishly assumed that it would be installed in a similar fashion. From now on, I'll know to keep that in mind. :P
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