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Re: [opensuse] Confused by hard drive naming/position /dev/sda vs hd0 etc,
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 02:02:52 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.00.1003150148420.16913@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Sunday, 2010-03-14 at 20:44 -0400, Greg Freemyer wrote:


Looks like a bios bug to me. If you care enough you could check for
bios updates.

Well... I guess I could. I assumed that the behaviour I get was the correct behaviour.


No, there is no update, I have the latest. Dmidecode says:

BIOS Information
Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
Version: V1.5 <====
Release Date: 10/10/2008 <====
Address: 0xF0000
Runtime Size: 64 kB
ROM Size: 4096 kB
ISA is supported
PCI is supported
PNP is supported
APM is supported
BIOS is upgradeable
BIOS shadowing is allowed
ESCD support is available
Boot from CD is supported
Selectable boot is supported
BIOS ROM is socketed
EDD is supported
5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
Serial services are supported (int 14h)
Printer services are supported (int 17h)
CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
ACPI is supported
USB legacy is supported
LS-120 boot is supported
ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
BIOS boot specification is supported
Targeted content distribution is supported
BIOS Revision: 8.15

I have version V1.5, and the last version is 1.5, according to the official info page:


BIOS Type AMI BIOS File Size 789KB
Version 1.5 Update Date 2008-10-10
Description - Update CPU Module.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.

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