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Flash a BIOS with Uniflash

Update again on June 26, 2007

I just made a backup floppy with Linux of the uniflash boot floppy You can click on that to download it.

To make it on a USB floppy I just did this command:

dd if=/dev/sda of=/mystuff/Flash-Bios-boot-fd.img

To wight it to a usb floppy do this command:

dd if=/mystuff/Flash-Bios-boot-fd.img of=/dev/sda

If the img is in /mystuff folder.

Here is a dir of this floppy:

B:\>dir
Volume in drive B has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 19F6-321C

Directory of B:\

01/07/1999 07:03 AM 66,785 COMMAND.COM
04/25/2005 11:59 AM 262,144 BACKUP.BIN
03/26/2000 06:42 PM 14 AUTOEXEC.BAT
04/25/2005 12:36 PM 262,144 ZAPMEDIA.BIN
02/28/2005 01:40 AM 47,120 UNIFLASH.EXE
02/28/2005 01:40 AM 132 UNIFLASH.LNG
02/28/2005 01:40 AM 62 FILE_ID.DIZ
11/15/2000 11:28 AM 262,144 STPN21B.BIN
07/19/2001 06:54 PM 262,144 STPN21D.BIN
03/16/2006 06:03 AM 1,732 BIOS_flash.txt
10 File(s) 1,164,421 bytes
0 Dir(s) 234,496 bytes free

That floppy will boot.

Then this floppy has the saved BIOS on it.

The dir looks like this:

Volume in drive B has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 04DE-A964

Directory of B:\

01/07/1999 07:03 AM 66,785 COMMAND.COM
05/24/2005 01:18 PM 262,144 ZAPMEDIA.BIN
03/26/2000 06:42 PM 14 AUTOEXEC.BAT
06/26/2007 09:38 AM 262,144 AB-BH6.BIN
06/26/2007 05:25 AM 262,144 ABBH6OLD.BIN
02/28/2005 01:40 AM 47,120 UNIFLASH.EXE
02/28/2005 01:40 AM 132 UNIFLASH.LNG
02/28/2005 01:40 AM 97,430 UNIFLASH.TXT
02/28/2005 01:40 AM 62 FILE_ID.DIZ
07/19/2001 03:54 PM 262,144 STPN21D.BIN
05/13/2003 11:33 AM 7,522 qunlock.exe
11 File(s) 1,267,641 bytes
0 Dir(s) 131,072 bytes free

The ZAPMEDIA.BIN is what came from the ZapStation BIOS. The STPN21D.BIN is the PC BIOS for the ZapStation. AB-BH6.BIN is the new BIOS for the AB-BH6 mother board that don’t lock up with a 80 GB hard drive. The ABBH6OLD.BIN is the Old BIOS that locked up with a 80GB hard drive.

I got a dir of the files in dos by doing a “dir > filename.txt” command. But then I thought of a better way and got them out of the DOS window with copy and paste.