TITLE:
ROMPaq for HP Notebook System BIOS (68DTA) Linux-Based
VERSION:
F.11
DESCRIPTION:
This package creates a ROMPaq firmware diskette or CD that can be used to locally restore or upgrade the System BIOS in the listed notebook models with a 68DTA Family ROM. NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.


PURPOSE:
Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER:
sp33267
SUPERSEDES:
sp32355
EFFECTIVE DATE:
23 June 2006
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks

HARDWARE
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq nc6230 Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Linux
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENT(S):
- Adds support for new LCD panels.
FIXES:
- Fixes issue where unexpected prompts for drivelock passwords are
displayed.
- Fixes installation issue that occurs with SUSE Linux.
PREREQUISITES:
None

HOW TO USE:
1. Download the SoftPaq file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Open the shell and run the following command to extract the package:
tar xf spxxxx.tar

3. Change directory to the directory where the SoftPaq files were extracted
in Step 2.

4. Use the following command to execute the package:
sh spxxxx.sh

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to create either a bootable diskette or
a bootable CD.

NOTE: After creating a bootable diskette or CD, the SoftPaq file that was
downloaded in Step 1 may be deleted, if desired.

6. Power Off the notebook.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE COMPUTER WHILE COMPLETING STEP 7!

7. Place the newly created bootable diskette in Drive A, or place the bootable
CD in the CD-ROM drive, and restart the notebook to update the system BIOS.


Copyright (c) 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.