how can i update bios in this nice laptop >(
i do not own any windows.
i do not own ‘floppy drive’<–or what ever it is
hp only tries to --force those windows binaries to me and i dont know what to do with them.
i read somewhere that stupid hp.exex wants to run from C: drive formatted with FAT or something and it even check some rescue partitions which i do not have anywhere(offcourse)
can it be done with somekind of bootcd or do i haveto use some weird way to get 'loan’windows to do that 'must_be_done’update.
anyone ever tried/got this working…
Are any of those utilties DOS based? (ie can update from DOS) or do you you need MS-Windows?
I’ve never tried to burn the BIOS without a floppy or without a valid C: partition myself …
But you could try to fool the hp.exex … I wrote a wiki some time ago here: Boot DOS without Floppy - openSUSE
But note, … While I tested the ability to boot to that and run DOS, I’ve never actually tried burning a BIOS with this method, so no guarantees.
many thanks from advise. i really don’t know does those programs need windows or is dos enough.
but have to try
2. And please, a favour ... Next time, in the Title, could you be more descriptive? Maybe say something like: "How to update BIOS w/out floppy on HP DV5000 ? " Many thanks.
i’ll try to keep it in my mind