6. How to save and restore the default BIOS settings using uspepc
Often it is necessary to have the same BIOS default settings for all the modules used in an end-customer system. The simplest way to do this is using the DOS utility named UspEpc. This utility can store the default settings into a binary file and then copy these default settings to the CMOS backup EEPROM of another module. The utility is available on the MSC support website, after registration. (See also FAQ 2)
The utility is invoked under DOS as follows :
- uspepc –info –gc –f <Filename>
If no filename is specified the stored configuration setup is stored in a file with the default name of “bcfg.ubi”.This file can then be used to program the default BIOS settings onto another module. To copy the settings to a new module, use the following command :
- uspepc –info –sc –f <Filename>
uspepc is available as an API for other operating systems such as Linux or Windows, also from the support website.Note : the above utility works with all x86 based COMexpress, ETE and Q7 modules, with the exception of MSC ETE-GLX/GLX3 modules for which there is a separate utility(glxpatch).