On Sat, 22 Jan 2005, Justin Mason wrote:
> (btw, one issue I've run into is IBM Thinkpad BIOS firmware updates
> requiring *Windows* -- by issuing updates as win32 EXEs.
The Windows program just writes a raw disk-image to a floppy disk. That is
what to distribute, not the Win32 .exe...
The produced disk-image is bootable, and [in a case of ThinkPad's] contains
IBM DOS to allow it to boot. 'memdisk' should be able to boot this---or
copy the files onto another disk-image with FreeDOS as the OS.
I think mjg59 may have had success extracting the contents of the Win32
.exe's by running them under Wine/Dosemu.
(It should be fairly trival to figure out how to get the disk-image straight
out of the win32 .exe with a script---maybe look at this as a side project.)
Is there no safe way to travel? Peterborough, GB
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