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SubjectRe: Does this help explain better?? ATA/IDE Thread
On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, James Sutherland wrote:

> Nope. Just have a normal system which does NOT allow the restricted
> commands, and on the rare occasion I need to reflash the firmware or BIOS,
> reboot with a disk which allows me to. That's how I do it now, and that's
> how it should be done, IMO.

Personally I'd like to see a Linux system *not* dependant on DOS for
such things. The idea of a vendor-specific key to enable writing to the
flash makes alot of sense to me. So does a jumper, but a jumper requires
more manual intervention and probably taking down the machine, which is
something I don't like doing. :)


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