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Quick and Dirty (Free)DOS Bootable USB Drive Under Linux

I found myself needing to flash a BIOS today, which required a DOS or Windows 98 bootable floppy disk.  Forget that.  Let’s use a USB drive instead! Googling around returned methods that seemed way too involved for what I was trying to do.  Here’s the three commands I ended up using: wget http://www.fdos.org/bootdisks/autogen/FDOEM.144.gz gunzip FDOEM.144.gz […]

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Take that, Toshiba!

Short Answer: To reset a BIOS on a Toshiba Satellite A215-S5825 that’s decided develop a password take off the RAM cover take out the RAM peel off the black sticker covering the motherboard find the solder pads labeled XXX re-install one stick of RAM in the upper slot short the solder pads using a small […]

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