I'm in the process of installing the newest version of my BIOS driver and I have to use FreeDOS because I don't have windows (I'm using Ubuntu 9.10). So I'm following AndrejaKo's advice here. The problem is that when FreeDOS comes up and I choose option #5: FreeDOS Live CD only, I don't end up with the same screen as AndrejaKo's. Rather, I get this:
UMB's unavailable! XCDROM V2.3, 7-24-2006. Driver name is "FDCD0000". No CD-ROM drive to use; XCDROM not loaded! FreeCom version 0.84-pre2 XMS_Swap [Aug282006 00:29:00] Cannot open CD driver FDCD0000. SHCDX33A cannot load! There is no CDROM, or the wrong CD-ROM! A:/>
Does anyone know what this means? It seems to indicate that there is a problem with my CD driver, but I do get that far in FreeDOS from a live CD.. AND other CD work fine on my machine... So what's the deal?
edit: In System->Administration->Disk Utility, Under CD/DVD Drive, I get this:
Optiarc DVD RW AD-75805 No Media Detected
If I start hardinfo and go in Computer>Summary, I find a section called SCSI Disks with this entry:
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S
I don't know if this can be useful.
By the way, my computer is an Acer Aspire 5536-5519