[OpenBIOS] OpenBIOS to replace outdated laptop bios

J.P. Trosclair jptrosclair at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 00:12:23 CEST 2008

Hi folks,

I found this project looking for ways to add 48bit LBA support to an x86 
laptop. The laptop was manufactured ~2005 give or take to the best I can 
tell. Anyway, it will not recognize more than 137GB of a hard drive (tested 
with a brand new 250GB WD drive). The company that produced the laptop says 
they will not provide anymore bios updates for it and they also said they 
will not release any information or specifications regarding the motherboard 
so that leaves me with very few options for attempting to address this 
problem. The bios installed on it now is Phoenix 4.0 release 6 and it has no 
serial numbers or anything that I've been able to find to help identify the 
manufacturer of the motherboard, in fact, I'm starting to think the board 
was built by the company who sold the laptop. Based on my research, the 
laptop comes from a company called clevo who resells to companies that 
rebrand the computers. With that said, I'm wondering if the OpenBIOS project 
can help me to address the problem I've described.

Thanks for any information,

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