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[ale] Dead CMOS battery



For a lot of boards replacement is easy.  It's just a watch battery
(maxwell cr2032) that is cheap and readily available.  In the p200
genre though I think the batteries were saudered on for some mother
boards.  If it's saudered it may be a little trickier.

Alternately you may be able to use smart boot manager to force it to
boot off of CD.

http://btmgr.webframe.org/

J. D.

On 8/6/05, Trey Sizemore <trey at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> I've got an old P-200 machine that I feel I can still get some good use
> out of with something like Damn Small Linux.  However, I can't boot
> from CD (by changing my BIOS settings) because the CMOS battery is now
> dead and it keeps reverting back to the original settings once saved
> and booting from the hard drive.
> 
> I don't know how easy it would be to replace the CMOS battery.  What
> are my options here?  Can I get this to work with a dead CMOS battery?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
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> Cheers,
> Trey
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