[coreboot] Replacing Faulty Laptop BIOS

Mike Lothian mike at fireburn.co.uk
Sat Jul 4 10:17:13 CEST 2009


The BIOS on my Samsung R510 is faulty and causes major issues under ANY 64bit OS

As the laptop has 4G of RAM it' either I use 32bit OS and loose some
or suffer the consequences

If the laptop if unplugged (or plugged in) this causes an instant
reboot. I'm also unable to control the screen brighness.

I think the BIOS maybe using the 3-4GB range perhaps causing the reboot

As I said previously this effects all 64bit OSs (Vista and W7
included) and Samsung have shown no interest in fixing the problem

Is there a way to test out coreboot to see if it could replace my BIOS?

It's an Intel 4 series chipset.

Thanks in advance for any advice or pointers to HOWTOs you can provide



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