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BIOS Update

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To prepare bootable USB image on Linux based machine

  1. Download and extract bios_update.zip
  2. Insert thumb drive into USB socket (ensure you don't have any other USB mass storage devices connected).
  3. Follow USB Image Writing Guide to write 128MBDOS.img to the USB thumb drive
  4. Take out thumb drive and insert it again. Ubuntu should automount it.
  5. Copy to the root directory on the thumb drive files SFlash16.exe
  6. Depending on your fit-PC type Download and extract latest BIOS
  7. Copy to the root directory on the thumb drive the xxxxxx.ROM file.

To prepare bootable USB image on Windows 7 based machine

  1. Download Image Writer for Windows.
  2. Download and extract bios_update.zip.
  3. Connect the UFD to your host computer (ensure you don't have any other USB mass storage devices connected).
  4. Run Win32DiskImager.exe.
  5. Select Device - target disk.
  6. Select Image File - 128MBDOS.img.
  7. Press Write to proceed.
  8. Wait until completion.
  9. Disconnect the UFD and connect it again. It should now be assigned a drive letter.
  10. Copy the SFlash16.exe file to the root directory on the UFD.
  11. Download and extract latest BIOS.
  12. Copy the xxxxxx.ROM file to the root directory on the UFD.

To prepare bootable USB image on Windows XP based machine

  1. Download and extract bios_update.zip
  2. Insert thumb drive into USB socket (ensure you don't have any other USB mass storage devices connected).
  3. Run ImUpdate.exe
    1. select Target - desired disk (by letter/size).
    2. select Source image - 128MBDOS.img.
  4. Press Start Restore to proceed.
  5. Wait until completion - "Finished" will appear under Messages.
  6. Take out thumb drive and insert it again. It should now be assigned a drive letter.
  7. Copy to the root directory on the thumb drive files SFlash16.exe
  8. Download and extract latest BIOS
  9. Copy to the root directory on the thumb drive the xxxxxx.ROM file.

To update BIOS

Warning: If watchdog is enabled - make sure to disable it before update,
or you might brick the fit-PC.
  1. Insert thumb drive and boot. Press F2 during boot to enter CMOS Setup Utility
  2. Set 1st boot priority to USB KEY
  3. Save and exit

fit-PC2 should boot to DOS from the thumb drive.

  1. Type SFlash16.exe <ROM file name> /Force
  2. Wait until completion - a message "Flash memory has been successfully programmed" should appear
  3. Reboot