How do I reset the BIOS administrator password on an ex-IBM NetVista motherboard?
My toy server, a Linux box whose only bought-new parts are the hard disk drives, died from motherboard capacitor plague. I've been given a used IBM 06p2525 mobo that seems to be in good nick, and I'd like to make it work.
I've found the reference manual
and a BIOS update
. When I start the Flash/BIOS recovery procedure described on page 50, I'm being blocked by this:
177 System Security - Asset control has been violated 163 Date and Time IncorrectSystem-security - Administrator password required.Type your password, then press Enter.
Page 47 says that if Enhanced Security is on (which I'm guessing it is, because resetting the BIOS apparently hasn't removed the admin password) and the administrator password is lost, the system board has to be replaced. I obviously don't want to do that.
It's common wisdom that physical access grants full control. I have physical access and soldering-fu but no EPROM burner/reader. Can anybody help me get around this thing? Email is in profile if non-disclosure agreements are involved.