How to remove BIOS password?

Richard Cottrill richard_c at
Fri Sep 21 23:24:36 EST 2001

The board does sound like an ASUS board; it's even listed on their web site:

If you follow through the links it says there's BIOS upgrade available (and
you'll need an EPROM writer to use it). There are people on this list who
can do the requisite chip burning though.

I couldn't find anything about passwords though. If you're really pushed
then I may have a manual for a similar board (but I'll need somebody to get
it for me and that'll take a bit of organising).


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-admin at [mailto:linux-admin at]On
Behalf Of Eyal Lebedinsky
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 1:17 PM
To: list, CLUG
Subject: How to remove BIOS password?

I have here a 486 machine, just got it for a fw. It has a BIOS password
so I cannot remove the HD definition and it will not boot without manual

I want to clear the password. Tried to remove the battery for a few
no go.

No manual available. Checked the silkscreen carefully and could not see
an obvious jumper.

The mobo is a VL/I-486SV2G-GX4. I can swear it is an ASUS but it does
not say so.

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at <>

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