I have a rather "mature" PC with a CC820 MoBo, PIII, 512Mb RAM. The system has been happily running XP but now I would like to install Linux. When trying Ubuntu, both the normal version and the alternate one with text-based installation, I got a warning concerning the BIOS (P06), which is pre-year-2000 and hence not compatible. I tried anyway but the installation does not complete and stops at 76%. I have been looking on the Intel site and found a BIOS upgrade (P09). I have two questions:
There is definitely something wrong I am doing in the upgrade procedure since the system seems to boot from A: but then stops and asks for a boot disk in A:. I think I have followed all the instructions: format a: /s or equiv.; unzip P09-bio.exe in a directory; take bios.exe and unzip it; copy all resulting files to a: ; boot from a: . It does not seem to work.
On the web I see claims that you can upgrade the BIOS to P16 on the CC820 but the board in not on the P16 compatibility list. Any idea?