[Soekris] Changing comBIOS Parameters via a Utility Program in the OS
matt.thyer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 01:49:28 UTC 2010
I too need this for a net4801 with a dead serial port.
I did manage to get the comBIOS updated with help from others using FlashROM
but I still need to be able to change settings.
On 1 August 2010 01:26, Hendrickson, Kenneth <khendr01 at harris.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to change the comBIOS parameters via a utility program that
> runs in the OS, after the system has booted?
> I ask, because I now have a net5501 with a dead console serial port. Other
> than that, everything still works. The console serial port was apparently
> destroyed by the power company (FPL) last New Year's Day. I also lost a PC
> motherboard, two power supplies, a ham radio, the computer control cable for
> that ham radio, and who knows what else. I am still finding equipment that
> no longer works, so I don't yet know the full extent of the damages.
> Everything was surge protected and on UPSes.
> I've already bought another net5501 to replace the damaged one. But if
> there was a way to change the comBIOS parameters via a utility program that
> runs in the OS, my existing board would continue to be useful (so long as I
> had an OS on it to start with).
> So is it possible to change the comBIOS parameters via a utility program
> that runs in the OS, after the system has booted? Is the information
> required to write such a program available? (This could be useful in
> general to many people managing machines remotely.)
> Kenneth J. Hendrickson
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