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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