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Maggi
5th May 2000, 10:19
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Slot_I/INTEL_Chipset/i440BX/

for P2B-S, P2B-L and P2B-LS ... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Further they released 1006 beta 02 for the P3B-F

...

Also they pumped out BIOS 1005 final for their K7V !!!

ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Slot_A/VIA_Chipset/Apollo_KX133/K7V/

Cheers,
Maggi

xortam
5th May 2000, 10:27
Interesting. Jorden found this (http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/Forum3/HTML/001695.html) elsewhere a month ago. Wondered when it would show up at home base. Still haven't tried it yet because there wasn't any release notes and I haven't done a recent backup. The current release notes only state "Latest May updates".

[This message has been edited by xortam (edited 05 May 2000).]

Maggi
5th May 2000, 10:58
Hi Xortam,

they started to finalize with the plain P2B, later on they updated the other flavors ...
http://www.asuscom.de/Products/Motherboard/bios_slot1.html

Gives you an idea what was done in those P2B series updates, but all I found for the 1012s was:


Add microcode updates.

... whatever that means ... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Cheers,
Maggi

xortam
5th May 2000, 12:35
I was able to find the P2B-S version (1012s.003) at that time. It is apparently different (doesn't binarily compare) than the current 1012 file for P2B-S (bx2s1012.awd). I'm still on 1010 so I think I'll take the risk and try the update after I backup my system (big stack of CDRWs).

SCompRacer
5th May 2000, 15:28
The release 1012 for the P2B-S/LS was suppose to update the Adaptec SCSI from the 2.11 BIOS (done with the 1009 release) to the 2.20 BIOS.

Can't say for sure though since I have a P3B-F now and my P2B-LS will be on it's way to Canada soon with the 1011 BIOS. Only had beta releases out last time I shut it down.

[This message has been edited by SCompRacer (edited 05 May 2000).]

xortam
5th May 2000, 16:47
Gee SCompRacer, now you're getting me anxious. I wonder if this new BIOS might allow me to finally connect my Wangtek 6200 DAT. I could never get it to work on this system. A friend of mine has the same DAT and a P2B-LS and had the same problem. I sure do miss backing up to DAT.

Pertti
6th May 2000, 07:15
The 1012 does update the SCSI bios to 2.20 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Thanks guys, now I'll just have to see if this one finally fixed the last remaining bug with the board (occasionally hanging at boot-up).

Pertti

xortam
6th May 2000, 11:43
Where do you find the information regarding the update to SCSI BIOS 2.20? And where is there a description of the SCSI changes? I've looked through www.asus.com.tw (http://www.asus.com.tw) but I haven't spotted it. Thanks. (Hoping to get that backup done today).

Pertti
6th May 2000, 12:35
Xortam,

I found the information on my screen, after having flashed the Bios with the new one.

Pertti

SCompRacer
7th May 2000, 07:06
The info about the SCSI BIOS update was in a read me in the beta folder on their ftp site.

I expected the 1012 to be a bin file like the 1009 BIOS update that first updated the SCSI BIOS to 2.11. Instead the 1012 is an awd file.

Jorden
8th May 2000, 05:02
Well, xortam, I've been running BIOS 1012 for the past month and have no problems. Seems that the added microcode updates (whatever they are) work spiffy http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Jord.
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Oh, look who's back ...

xortam
8th May 2000, 09:11
I haven't tried out the update yet since I'm still trying to back up my system. I'm having problems with Direct CD ( quiet Gurm http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif ) ... it sometimes thinks I formatted an audio CD and once brought up Matrox diagnostics when the format had "completed" (curious). I think the PD 5.52 drivers are the only software updates I've done since my last successful Direct CD format. A previously formatted CD works just fine. I tried the Direct CD update (from 2.5c to 2.5d) but still same results; time for an uninstall and reinstall. I really hope this BIOS update cures my DAT woes because I'm really tired of using CD-RWs for backup. Could somebody post the specific SCSI BIOS changes if you have them? Thanks.