[blfs-support] CMOS

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 24 02:01:24 PDT 2015

On 24 August 2015 at 07:04, Paul Rogers <paulgrogers at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> In the past I've always had good luck keeping a Live Knoppix CD/DVD
> around for the inevitable virgin box I want to talk.  Today I found a
> "new" version Knoppix-7.2 CD, burned it, booted it in this box to check.
> OK.  A few hours later I booted my regular (B)LFS-7.2/POD-4.0, and the
> onboard NIC was gone.  lspci didn't find it.  Tried an older system that
> hasn't been played with.  No NIC.  Eventually I went under the covers
> and did a hard CMOS reset, and it magically reapeared. (Obviously)  Back
> in the day I had DOS programs that could save/restore CMOS'.  Is there
> anything like that for Linux?  I've generally had Plug-n-Play OS
> enabled in the BIOS.  Was that a mistake?  I figured Linux would take
> control of the HW anyway.  Is Debian/Knoppix a "bad actor" now?

Maybe your hardware has coreboot http://www.coreboot.org/ support.  You
would then have complete control :-)

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