[Soekris] Setting BIOS defaults from scripts

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jan 7 16:32:04 UTC 2005

In message <20050107151741.GA24756 at kingcull.cullmail.com>, J Moore writes:
>> I'm beginning to tire of the manual system config process I go thru for 
>> my soekris based systems and I'm looking for a way now to set two bios 
>> defaults from a script or small c program of some kind. What I want is 
>> to ensure that conspeed=115200 and that bootdelay=2. Anyone know of a 
>> way to accomplish this?
>Yes - agreed - it's a pain in the ass. I think I recall Soren Kristen 
>posting something to the list within the past few months detailing a mod 
>to the BIOS/firmware that would do this. Sorry I don't recall more 
>details; it seemed like a sketchy approach to me, and I resolved to stay 
>with the "manual" approach as I have only two boxes.
>FWIW, I _really_ wish this could be implemented in Soekris as a "set and 
>forget" thing... this seems reasonable to me for a box that uses the 
>serial port exclusively during boot phase.

Its on my list of things I want to do if I ever get Soren to send me
the source code of the BIOS :-)

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