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Re: Installing a new BIOS on a Dell Computer

On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 12:44 -0600, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Dec 2009, Kevin Kempter wrote:
> > I updated my DELL bios this way, it worked great:
> >
> > http://linuxtidbits.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/create-a-bios-recovery-cd-in-
> > linux/
> I'm not sure I understand the term "recovery" in this context.
> My understanding was that if you trashed your BIOS,
> fixing it involved a soldering iron.
> The fix would not involve a CD because you couldn't use a CD drive.

"recovery CD" here just means "bootable disk with some sort of minimal
OS on it that isn't the OS installed on the system" - don't get hung up
on the word recovery.

Recovery or rescue disk is a common name for these things; it's just
that in this case the purpose is to have some specialised tools for
firmware updates plus a firmware update file of some kind rather than
for rescuing or recovering a problem with the installed OS.


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