Thinkpad 600e interrupt storm
andy at spadger.best.vwh.net
Sat Feb 19 04:03:59 GMT 2005
> >> The ps2 utility is available at the IBM website. Just search the
> >> downloads for your TP model number. You will need a bootable DOS
> >> partition, floppy or cdrom for this.
> I have downloaded 1yu603us.exe
> which I believe to be the ps2 utility you were talking about.
> Here is my silly question. How do get this file on a floppy when it is a
> windows .exe?
DOS.EXE != Windoze.exe
It's unlikely to be a Windoze executable.
Get a bootable floppy. Personally, I'd use a FreeDOS floopy image, works
very well for flashing DVD firmware and the like:
Format a floppy:
fdformat -v /dev/fd0
Copy the image onto it:
dd if=B9BOOT01.IMG of=/dev/fd0
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
Delete unwanted file(s) to make space for your program, copy your .exe
And boot from it.
If you do this often, check out the Universal Boot CD at:
It comes with all kinds of free partition/disk/diagnostic tools and the
like - even a Knoppix distro. It has a menu system, including an entire
menu of DOS-based ones (it runs FreeDOS) and it's easy enough to frob
your DOS utility onto a function key.
Download the ISO, mount it up (on 4.x):
vnconfig -c vn0 UBCD.iso
mount -t cd9660 -o ro /dev/vn0 /mnt
Copy the entire directory tree somewhere, add your own directories,
modules, modify the menus etc. Instructions for making a bootable ISO
from the new directory hierarchy with mkisofs are here:
Get rid of the vn node after you're done by umounting it and destroying
vnconfig -u vn0
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