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    SubjectRe: Does this help explain better?? ATA/IDE Thread
    You'd have to take the machine down after the firmware upgrade anyways

    Kelsey Hudson khudson@ctica.com
    Software Engineer
    Compendium Technologies, Inc (619) 725-0771
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    On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Stephen Frost wrote:

    > 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. :)
    >
    > Stephen
    >
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