[ltp] Thinkpad T40 BIOS upgrade, how to update the ECP? (PXE boot)

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 17 Mar 2007 11:20:42 -0300

On Fri, 16 Mar 2007, Oisin Feeley wrote:
> 6. Insert the ECP CD created and tested above.  The machine went
> through POST, but pressing F12 to get a boot device list results in a
> jump to a PXE bootloader screen.  I can then press Ctrl-S to access
> the Setup menu of the Intel Boot Agent 4.1.07  which presents me with
> some choices, namely:
> Network Boot Protocol: PXE/RPL (PXE)
> Boot Order: Use Bios Setup Boot Order (no choices)
> Show Setup Prompt: Enabled/Disabled (Enabled)
> Setup Wait Time: 2s (3s)
> Legacy OS Wakeup Support: Enabled/Disabled (Enabled)

Try entering setup, and fixing the boot order temporarily there to boot from
CD.  While at it, make triple-sure everything in setup is configured as
you'd like it to be.

> It looks as though what I managed to do was to flash the BIOS with the
> new version which does PXE boot only (as is bleedin' obvious from the
> title which I didn't read properly "non-diskette firmware").  Or is
> this because I flashed the BIOS first?

The non-diskette thing means it is not a diskete image you boot from a
diskette, so you do have the correct firmware (it is the same in the
non-diskette and diskette versions -- just the "firmware burner" glue is

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh