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HP T5515: Firmware 


 


 

 



BIOS

The HP T5515 has a standard PC BIOS - hit F10 on power-up to get into the BIOS setup screen.

Mine was password protected but that is easily sorted - just remove the backup battery for a couple of minutes!

The boot options are:

  • ATA Flash
  • USB
  • Network
  • Disabled

With the USB option set it booted Linux distributions from a Pen Drive and a CDROM.

Firmware

The T5515 runs Linux. Mine was setup for particular environment with password logons. I didn't bother to explore this - but such lock-outs can be easily addressed by reloading the factory firmware.

Pressing and holding F3 during the boot process will get you a full screen X-Terminal with a logon prompt. I found root/root had me logged in as root.

 


Any comments? email me.    Last update September 2011