Disclaimer: The following instructions are tested on some Eee PC models. (FAT32 formatted 8GB non-partitioned USB stick was used). Insert the USB stick and the BIOS update proceeds automatically. ROM to a FAT32-formatted 1G (no need to create neither FAT32-type nor 16MB-sized partition) noname USB-stick. ROM", since the 1006 revision of the BIOS for the "900 Linux" model is shipped with a filename of "900-ASUS-1006. I used succesfully a freedos live usb ( with bios .
To see a list of models and there upgrade results scroll down to the "Tested Models" section. Try not to look at it for the several minutes that it appears to be doing nothing. Upon reboot it will request to press F2 to go into setup, as it detects the change in BIOS. Inserted stick into 701SD and hit powerbutton, then Alt F2. ROM and the asus afudos utility (ftp://dlsvr01com/pub/ASUS/mb/flash/AFUDOS236.zip).
Press Window Key R to access the “RUN” command window.
Your current BIOS version will be listed under “BIOS Version/Date”.
Now you can download your motherboard’s latest BIOS update and update utility from the manufacturer’s website.
Utilized for factory or field BIOS updates, AFU is flexible enough to update the entire Flash part or only a portion.
It programs the main BIOS image, boot block or OEM configurable ROM regions.
900 Linux Model: The BIOS update program looks for a file named "900. After renaming the file, updating the BIOS to revision 1006 was successful. 900A Linux Model: with the release 0607 I cannot update the bios with the mentioned hints.
The bios zip file is also without the model number for this model. It did not work with a 16GB stick even with only a 16 MB FAT 16 partition on it!If you have experience with an unlisted model or additional experience with a listed model, please edit the page and add your notes.700 (a.k.a. Press F10 to save changes and proceed to normal boot. 701SD Model: Got hold of 701SD-ASUS-0602.zip, unpacked it to 701SD-ASUS-0602. 1000 Linux Model: Success updating to BIOS version 0803 on a 1000 (Linux model).2G Surf) Model: Download 700-ASUS-0401.zip, extract 700-ASUS-0401. Note that the upgrade will reset the bios settings (there are a just a few, anyway). ROM") using the smallest USB stick i could find (256 MB FAT 16) and the Alt F2 method.Dec 2014 If you are attempting to update the BIOS using the built in BIOS flasher and the process seems stuck on "Reading file MODEL.ROM" no matter what FS-type, partition-size, USB-stick and USB-port you use, there is another method to flash the BIOS.Genaue Modellbezeichnung Hersteller und Modell des Mainboards finden Sie im Handbuch der Hauptplatine.