Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

Linux Operating SystemsOther Linux Discussions
All Forum Topics
Options

55 Posts

05-13-2011

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

575 Signins

1540 Page Views

  • Posts: 55
  • Registered: ‎05-13-2011
  • Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Views: 1540
  • Message 1 of 4

Cannot update X1C7 BIOS (past version 0.1.13)

2019-11-19, 14:42 PM

Hi,

 

I have so far allowed my system to update automatically, that is without manually downloading any files, via fwupdmgr (within Ubuntu).

 

But I have noticed that it will not update me to the more recent BIOS versions, I am stuck on 0.1.13.

 

This is the relevent output line: 

fwupdmgr get-updates 
No releases found for device: Not compatible with firmware version 0.1.13, requires >= 0.1.14

 

I have tried manually downloading version 0.1.23 from the fwupd site.

 

but if I attempt to install:

fwupdmgr install d8ac1dcaed26f7e076f4bb9380373162f0bebc2d-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1Carbon7th-X1Yoga4th-SystemFirmware-1.23.cab
Decompressing…           [***************************************]
Not compatible with firmware version 0.1.13, requires >= 0.1.16

I tried downloading version 0.1.20 too, but a similar problem:

fwupdmgr install 3cb872bc93e6b00340ae0ed0306965a315b8784b-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1Carbon7th-X1Yoga4th-SystemFirmware-1.20.cab
Decompressing…           [***************************************]
Not compatible with firmware version 0.1.13, requires >= 0.1.14

 

What is my update path?

Reply
Answer
Options

702 Posts

07-22-2019

Canada

480 Signins

5546 Page Views

  • Posts: 702
  • Registered: ‎07-22-2019
  • Location: Canada
  • Views: 5546

Re: Cannot update X1C7 BIOS (past version 0.1.13)

2019-11-27, 13:36 PM

Hi - sorry for the slow reply, took me a while to track down the details.

 

There were some issues with the LVFS update so they set the minimum version to 1.16 - hence why you can't do the update.

 

This page should help: https://support.lenovo.com/it/en/downloads/DS540232

 

Do check your EC firmware version before doing the update (run dmidecode and check under BIOS Information - Firmware Revision). It needs to be 1.05 or later.

 

Then the recommendation from the BIOS team was to use the bootable CD method. I used the update utility succesfully myself a few months ago, but I'd go with their recommendation :)

 

Hope that helps - let me know if you have any other questions

Mark

Reply

Replies(3)
Options

55 Posts

05-13-2011

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

575 Signins

1540 Page Views

  • Posts: 55
  • Registered: ‎05-13-2011
  • Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Views: 1540
  • Message 2 of 4

Re: Cannot update X1C7 BIOS (past version 0.1.13)

2019-11-26, 18:56 PM

@MarkRHPearson, do you know if it is safe to force-update to 0.1.23?

 

Thanks

Reply
Answer
Options

702 Posts

07-22-2019

Canada

480 Signins

5546 Page Views

  • Posts: 702
  • Registered: ‎07-22-2019
  • Location: Canada
  • Views: 5546
  • Message 3 of 4

Re: Cannot update X1C7 BIOS (past version 0.1.13)

2019-11-27, 13:36 PM

Hi - sorry for the slow reply, took me a while to track down the details.

 

There were some issues with the LVFS update so they set the minimum version to 1.16 - hence why you can't do the update.

 

This page should help: https://support.lenovo.com/it/en/downloads/DS540232

 

Do check your EC firmware version before doing the update (run dmidecode and check under BIOS Information - Firmware Revision). It needs to be 1.05 or later.

 

Then the recommendation from the BIOS team was to use the bootable CD method. I used the update utility succesfully myself a few months ago, but I'd go with their recommendation :)

 

Hope that helps - let me know if you have any other questions

Mark

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

Reply
Options

55 Posts

10-15-2019

France

59 Signins

668 Page Views

  • Posts: 55
  • Registered: ‎10-15-2019
  • Location: France
  • Views: 668
  • Message 4 of 4

Re: Cannot update X1C7 BIOS (past version 0.1.13)

2019-12-23, 3:02 AM

I do have a black screen and I can't reboot after upgrading to 1.25

 

Any idea what to do ? I have unpluged the power and wait for the battery to empty. It been 1hours and still nothing.

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms