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Re: Installing a new BIOS on a Dell Computer



On Thursday 17 December 2009 10:57:48 Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Thursday 17 December 2009, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >On Wed, 2009-12-16 at 21:00 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> On Wednesday 16 December 2009, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >> >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.
> >>
> >> Most bios these days are equipt to do that themselves from one of the
> >> more right hand option menu's.  I have updated the bios on this asus
> >> motherboard several times now, by putting the new bios file on a usbkey
> >> & plugging it in.
> >>
> >> It will muddle along looking the system over for a while but its never
> >> failed to find it.  It is also capable of saving the old bios back to
> >> that same key before you install the new one too.
> >
> >I don't understand you procedure. The BIOS file I downloaded is an .EXE
> >file. When I put on a usb drive and i insert it. It just sits there. If
> >I try to execute it it says it is looking for a zip file and can't find
> >it. What am I missing? What right hand menus are you talking about
> 
> Do a cold start and repeatedly hit the del key (or whatever it shows as the
> magic key on the bottom of the screen as it completes the P.O.S.T.
>  procedure) to get into the motherboards bios.  At least the del key is the
>  trigger for the bios on my motherboard.  This will take you into the bios
>  configuration for your motherboard.  On my box, right arrow to highlight
>  the next to last entry & hit enter.  There should be an option to
>  self-update the bios there.
> 


I updated my DELL bios this way, it worked great:

http://linuxtidbits.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/create-a-bios-recovery-cd-in-
linux/


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