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Re: Installing a new BIOS on a Dell Computer



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Le 17/12/2009 16:20, Aaron Konstam a écrit :
> On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 08:45 +0100, François Patte wrote: 
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>> Le 17/12/2009 01:10, Aaron Konstam a écrit :
>>> The last time I installed a new BIOS on a Dell Computer I used a floppy
>>> disk. That is no longer an option. Could anyone explain how I can
>>> accomplish this? Please be as detailed as you can describing the
>>> procedure.
>> Look there:
>>
>> http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/
>>
>>
>> As I understand the procedure:
>>
>> wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/software/bootstrap.cgi | bash
>> wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash
>>
>> then:
>>
>> yum -y install firmware-addon-dell
>> yum install -y $(bootstrap_firmware)
>>
>> update_firmware --yes
>>
>>
>> Let us kow the result.
>>
>> - --
> I am a little nervous that they do not list a repository for fedora 12.

In fact, the package firmware-addon-dell-2.1.2-5.3.fc12.i686 can be
installed from f12 repository, so you can run directly:

update_firmware

To see what if your firmware has to be update and if yes, you run:

update_firmware --yes


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François Patte
UFR de mathématiques et informatique
Université Paris Descartes
45, rue des Saints Pères
F-75270 Paris Cedex 06
Tél. +33 (0)1 4286 2145
http://www.math-info.univ-paris5.fr/~patte
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