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On 04/14/2009 01:26 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.

Also, might want to look at

firmware-tools.noarch : Scripts and tools to manage firmware and BIOS
updates

and

flashrom.x86_64 : Simple program for reading/writing BIOS chips content

Kevin

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