Need help for BIOS-MOD for HP N40L / N54L

    • Need help for BIOS-MOD for HP N40L / N54L

      Hi,

      I want to do the BIOS MOD as described here:

      homeservershow.com/hp-proliant…dification-revisited.html

      I followed the instructions but wondered why I don't have hidden files ? ?

      In Figure 6 + 7 you can see : kernel.sys and other linux files although the autor mentioned that he had cre-
      ated the bootable USB key with a Windows System. Where comes the linux files from ?

      My files are ( hidden files switched visible - but there is no difference, hidden on/off shows the same ) :

      Autoexex.bat
      command.com
      config.sys
      ibmbio.com
      ibmdos.com
      kyb.exe
      O41072911.rom
      readme.1st
      readme.txt
      rev_hist.txt

      Before I'll install the BIOS-MOD I would be sure that I have a correct boot USB media.

      How looks your bootable USB media ? ?

      THX in advance
    • Re: Need help for BIOS-MOD for HP N40L / N54L

      As I do not have a Windows PC around to do it exact like the way described (formatted via Terminal on mac etc.) I used the exact same guide to mod my BIOS. (N40L)

      Actually the only thing you really have to care about is:
      Rename o41072911mod.rom to o41072911.rom. Replace the file O41072911.ROM on your second USB Key created by HP with o41072911.rom – (IMPORTANT: the ROM file begins with the letter Oh, NOT the number Zero – this simple error has been the genesis of many crash and burns during attempted Flashs.


      So just make sure that you have done this correctly. Check it twice!
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    • Re: Need help for BIOS-MOD for HP N40L / N54L

      @WastlJ

      THX for your comment.

      Is it realy necessary to use a lower case O = o instead of the upper case O
      that was generated by the util HPQUSB in O41072911.ROM ? ?

      Or doesn't that matter, bcs if I look at the flash.bat :

      kbd /"flash O41072~1.rom -r 100000,10000 -r 1e0000,10000;q"

      there is an uppercase O
    • Re: Need help for BIOS-MOD for HP N40L / N54L

      As far as I can remember I left it lowercase. I went straight along the guide and everything went fine. If it is case sensitive it should just say that there is no file available.
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