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Re: Installing a new BIOS on a Dell Computer



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/
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> 
> 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 know the result.
Wall the process worked like a charm. The BIOS was upgraded from A03 to
A11. But the change I wanted did not appear. I want to be able to turn
on hyper-threading and A11 (as well as A)#) does not allow this. But I
am glad to know this procedural since it works so well. Thanks 
> 
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