I heard about the IO hack early on, but then the price jumped to $400 so I thought I missed out. Then l spotted one at a flea market last week and $65 later I was a proud V1 I-Owner.
Spent the last week reading through this great board, my thanks to all who have contributed.
I have a 2.5 drive to use with it and plan to get a mounting kit from badflash.com, but I would like to know if I should order a new BIOS at the same time.
My understanding is that a new V1 will boot from a HD no problem, but if it phoned home after the hack became well known, the BIOS was updated to cripple the HD boot and must be replaced.
My IO looks new, but it had been taken out of the box. If it did phone home, maybe it was before the bad update. How can I tell if I need to replace my BIOS?
CTL+ALT ESC gets me into SETUP.
Holding TAB while booting brings up the boot screen that tells me:
Award Modular Bios v4.51PC
A login: prompt shows eventually but the I-Opener screen takes over before I can do much.
Holding down ESC and pressing 4 repeatedly at the when the fat pointer shows does nothing.
Any insights or suggestions will be much appreciated.