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Al Bogner
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      02-06-2006, 11:20 PM
I've got 4 old IBM PCs and made 2 working pcs with SuSE 10.0, which should
be used by children for playing (bsdgames, frozen bubble, a.s.o.)

Maybe it makes sense to update the bios, but I don't know which machines I
have exactly. Teh case says it is 1 IBM 300 GL and 1 IBM 300 PL. But I
don't trust the cases.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...cid=MIGR-58694
shows a table for bios update, but I am unsure know how to go on.

PC 1:
hwinfo --bios
01: None 00.0: 10105 BIOS
[Created at bios.154]
....
BIOS Info: #0
Vendor: "IBM"
Version: "NVKT58AUS"
Date: "07/19/2001"
....
System Info: #1
Manufacturer: "IBM"
Product: "6862520"
Serial: "552L4DA"
Board Info: #2
Manufacturer: "IBM"
Product: "6862520"
Serial: "F26LX49D4AD"
....
Socket: "CPU"
Socket Type: 0x08 (Slot 1)
Socket Status: Populated
Type: 0x03 (CPU)
Family: 0x0d (Pentium II)
Manufacturer: "GenuineIntel"
Version: "Pentium II"
Status: 0x01 (Enabled)
Voltage: 2.0 V
External Clock: 100 MHz
Max. Speed: 850 MHz
Current Speed: 450 MHz



PC 2:
hwinfo --bios
01: None 00.0: 10105 BIOS
[Created at bios.154]
....
BIOS Info: #0
Vendor: "IBM"
Version: "NVKT44AGR"
Date: "04/23/99"
....
System Info: #1
Manufacturer: "IBM"
Product: "6862520"
Serial: "552L4WC"
....
Board Info: #2
Manufacturer: "IBM"
Product: "6862520"
Serial: "F26LX47WFCM"
....
Processor Info: #4
Socket: "CPU"
Socket Type: 0x08 (Slot 1)
Socket Status: Populated
Type: 0x03 (CPU)
Family: 0x0d (Pentium II)
Manufacturer: "GenuineIntel"
Version: "Pentium II"
Status: 0x01 (Enabled)
Voltage: 2.0 V
External Clock: 100 MHz
Max. Speed: 550 MHz
Current Speed: 450 MHz

Could this be the right bios:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...id=JBAR-3TYSNA

Al
 
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Franc Zabkar
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      02-12-2006, 08:08 AM
On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:20:47 +0100, Al Bogner
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>I've got 4 old IBM PCs and made 2 working pcs with SuSE 10.0, which should
>be used by children for playing (bsdgames, frozen bubble, a.s.o.)
>
>Maybe it makes sense to update the bios, but I don't know which machines I
>have exactly. Teh case says it is 1 IBM 300 GL and 1 IBM 300 PL. But I
>don't trust the cases.
>
>http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...cid=MIGR-58694
>shows a table for bios update, but I am unsure know how to go on.
>
>PC 1:
>hwinfo --bios
>01: None 00.0: 10105 BIOS
> [Created at bios.154]
>...
> BIOS Info: #0
> Vendor: "IBM"
> Version: "NVKT58AUS"
> Date: "07/19/2001"
>...
> System Info: #1
> Manufacturer: "IBM"
> Product: "6862520"
> Serial: "552L4DA"
> Board Info: #2
> Manufacturer: "IBM"
> Product: "6862520"
> Serial: "F26LX49D4AD"
>...
> Socket: "CPU"
> Socket Type: 0x08 (Slot 1)
> Socket Status: Populated
> Type: 0x03 (CPU)
> Family: 0x0d (Pentium II)
> Manufacturer: "GenuineIntel"
> Version: "Pentium II"
> Status: 0x01 (Enabled)
> Voltage: 2.0 V
> External Clock: 100 MHz
> Max. Speed: 850 MHz
> Current Speed: 450 MHz
>
>
>
>PC 2:
>hwinfo --bios
>01: None 00.0: 10105 BIOS
> [Created at bios.154]
>...
> BIOS Info: #0
> Vendor: "IBM"
> Version: "NVKT44AGR"
> Date: "04/23/99"
>...
> System Info: #1
> Manufacturer: "IBM"
> Product: "6862520"
> Serial: "552L4WC"
>...
> Board Info: #2
> Manufacturer: "IBM"
> Product: "6862520"
> Serial: "F26LX47WFCM"
>...
> Processor Info: #4
> Socket: "CPU"
> Socket Type: 0x08 (Slot 1)
> Socket Status: Populated
> Type: 0x03 (CPU)
> Family: 0x0d (Pentium II)
> Manufacturer: "GenuineIntel"
> Version: "Pentium II"
> Status: 0x01 (Enabled)
> Voltage: 2.0 V
> External Clock: 100 MHz
> Max. Speed: 550 MHz
> Current Speed: 450 MHz
>
>Could this be the right bios:
>http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...id=JBAR-3TYSNA
>
>Al


I'm not familiar with these products, but AFAICS the product code is
6862, so your URL appears to be the correct one. It would help to
understand the nomenclature of the BIOS version ID, though. I'd first
try swapping the BIOS chips between the two PCs (if they are
socketed). That would give me the confidence to say that both are
300PLs.

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