03-07-2009 01:48 PM
You can make a bootable usb flash drive with something like FreeDos on it. Download and extract the bios files (it's an exe file but you can extract it, I used winrar) and put them on your flash drive with FreeDos where you can find them. Read command-line.txt in the Bios folder for information on how to run the bios update from the command line. It should be a pretty basic command.
Boot in to freedos, cd to the directory with winphlash.exe, and run your bios update command.
04-07-2009 09:55 AM
08-30-2009 10:16 AM
I was able to make the bootable USB drive and copied the latest BIOS Update: 14cn94ww.exe to the USB Drive. I booted my S10 from the USB drive, but when I tried to execute 14cn94ww.exe, it said that Windows was required.
09-13-2009 04:57 PM
I ran the .exe on a windows box. It's ok to do so. All it does is extract the files and asks you where you want them. Once you transfer your files from the windows box to the USB boot dos (I used a windows98 dos environment on a bootable USB key), all I did was run flash.bat.
09-15-2009 07:06 PM
Thanks. I installed wine and ran the bios upgrade download from Lenovo. I directed the Windows routine to store the extracted files onto the HOP-DOS USB drive in a folder I created called BIOSFLSH.
Then I booted the flash drive, CD \BIOSFLSH and ran flash. Other than some bothersome squeeling from the speakers everything ran great.
I then rebooted and went to the BIOS Window and it indicated the correct new BIOS level.
THanks for everyone's help.
09-23-2009 03:42 PM
07-18-2008 03:26 PM
Under Linux you have to download and save the bios update .ISO file. Then burn the .ISO image to a cd, set your bios to boot from cd, reboot and double check all your bios settings, mine had to be reset to my original settings.
Maybe someone should make this a sticky for other linux users?
10-04-2014 06:57 AM
Here is a nice tutorial on how to create a bootable freedos usb, which worked for me after many other ways failed:
Then I used wine to copy the update to the usb.