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Re: firefox is regularly dying



On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 12:51 -0500, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Robert P. J. Day
> <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
> ...
> > p.s.  and while i'm here, francois cami suggested i upgrade the bios
> > on this system as a possible solution.  i checked, and my current bios
> > version is phoenix 9D.03.  and i can see a newer version here --
> > 9D.05:
> >
> > http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/getFile.asp?id=21980&dscr=BIOS%20flash%20Version%209D.05%2005/23/2008
> >
> > so how *does* one upgrade the bios from fedora conveniently?
> > curiously, in all my years of working with red hat/fedora, i've never
> > had to do that.
> 
> You can't. See "How to Install" in the link above. The update is an
> exe and looks to only run under Windows.
> So, you'd need another partition, or a USB drive, with a Windows install.

BIOS upgrades can usually be done from within the BIOS itself (on newer
boards, anyway) or from DOS, as well. It's fairly unusual to require
Windows. DOS flashing usually works fine from a FreeDOS floppy.

Check your motherboard manual for details.
-- 
Adam Williamson
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