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12-11-2016

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Bios Update under Linux

2016-12-11, 22:29 PM

Hello,

here is a little guide on how to update your BIOS if you are running a Linux desktop and don't have any Windows and CD drive in your box installed. All you need is a USB stick and the programm geteltorito.

This is how I successfully updated the BIOS of my box:

 

@LenovoSupport: It would be great if you can add this to the official read me file and how to guide for all devices!

 

  1. Download BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows

    http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-T-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-T45...

  2. Extract the data from CD ISO file and store as plain file (no file extention needed)

    geteltorito.pl -o /home/[user]/[biosupdatefilename] /[pathtoCDISOfile]/jbuj63wd.iso 
  3. Format USB drive to FAT16 with gparted

  4. Copy this file to USB drive

    sudo dd if=/home/[user]/[biosupdatefilename] of=/dev/sdd
  5. Make a system backup

  6. Update BIOS

    Restart your Laptop and hit F12 while boot up. Select USB drive. Update…

  7. Done ;-)

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08-30-2017

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Re: Bios Update under Linux

2017-08-30, 20:34 PM

Does this works for every system, for example Yoga 910 even if the iso is for ThinkPad Yoga?

 

/Perty

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Re: Bios Update under Linux

2017-09-05, 18:48 PM
Ok, now I realise you have to have the correct iso, I thought geteltorito replaced the actual bios file in the iso. Doh!
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