[ltp] using Middleton BIOS on Linux (for SATA2)

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:12:18 -0200

On Wed, 23 Jan 2013, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On mer., 2013-01-23 at 18:18 +0100, Paul Seelig wrote:
> > Most probably, nobody ever had any problems with the Middleton BIOS,
> > but
> > all the contrary. This fine piece of hacker wisdom solved multiple
> > issues regarding some essential features which the original Lenovo
> > released BIOS never ever provided.
> And as always, when giving such kind of advice, care should be taken to
> warn about the real risks. BIOS is at the real core of the system, just
> on top of the hardware. You have to trust Lenovo on this, but since you
> bought a Lenovo system it makes sense. Now you have to trust random
> people giving you a binary which has basically full power on your
> platform. You're free to do whatever you want with that, but remember
> bricking your laptop is basically the less serious problem which could
> happen.

Eh, depending on where you live, you can just binary-diff the two BIOSes
(may have to uncompress them first) and check the changes -- and just the
changes, you know...

  "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