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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
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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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