Bios Update for IBM 300GL / 300 PL

Discussion in 'IBM' started by Al Bogner, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Al Bogner

    Al Bogner Guest

    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/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=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/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=JBAR-3TYSNA

    Al
    Al Bogner, Feb 6, 2006
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    Franc Zabkar Guest

    On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:20:47 +0100, Al Bogner
    <> put finger to
    keyboard and composed:

    >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/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=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/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=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.

    - Franc Zabkar
    --
    Please remove one 'i' from my address when replying by email.
    Franc Zabkar, Feb 12, 2006
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