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bkozdemba
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T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

I verified the checksum and burned a DVD using the r07uj18wd.iso file. After power cycling the T460p, the upgrade program starts to boot from the DVD then the following message appears on the screen but the bios upgrade program never runs. I tried burning a 2nd DVD thinking it may be a media issue but had the same problem.

 

Lenovo Group Limited

 

otheos
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

Why don't you try Lenovo's Vantage app through Windows 10?

Thinkpad T480s, Thinkpad T460p
mtnbikenc
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

I experienced the same problem.  However, I had extracted the boot image and wrote it to a USB key.  Still trying to figure this out.

bkozdemba
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

Thanks for the reply but I’m not running Windows. This procedure has worked in the past.

 

Bob 

mtnbikenc
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

I'm running Fedora 27 on a T460p.  No Windows.  No CD/DVD drive.

 

Download BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad T460p

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r07uj18wd.iso

> $ md5sum r07uj18wd.iso | grep 52a0a99d823a9e127c30458365f74f1b

> $ geteltorito -o bios.img r07uj18wd.iso                                                                                                    
Booting catalog starts at sector: 20 
Manufacturer of CD: NERO BURNING ROM VER 12
Image architecture: x86
Boot media type is: harddisk
El Torito image starts at sector 27 and has 43008 sector(s) of 512 Bytes

Image has been written to file "bios.img".
                                                                                                                        
> $ sudo dd if=bios.img of=/dev/sdb bs=512k                                                                                                  
42+0 records in
42+0 records out
22020096 bytes (22 MB, 21 MiB) copied, 2.49447 s, 8.8 MB/s

I rebooted and configured boot options for USB HDD.

 

The system started booting and stopped with only the following text displayed.

"Lenovo Group Limited"

 

I've tried many of the boot options on this page, but since it is booting I don't think boot options are a problem.

I've also tried a couple different USB thumb drives.

bkozdemba
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

I’m also running F27 on my T460p. Thanks for the “geteltorito” tip, it will save me turning a few DVDs into coasters.

DodgeDeBoulet
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

This isn't the first time Lenovo's borked a BIOS upate for the T460p. I will not be attempting another install until they get this sorted ... same symptoms as last time ... restarts to a black screen, never appears to do anything.I had to remove the battery to get it to boot up, and then it displayed secure flash authentication error and powered off again. I powered it back on and it appears to be OK, but the last time this happened it would not reboot successfully when docked.

 

I haven't tried that yet ...

bkozdemba
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

This particular upgrade addresses CVE-2017-5715 so I imagine a lot folks would want to get it applied asap.

DodgeDeBoulet
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

I hope they have better luck than I did.

otheos
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Re: T460p bios (2.21) upgrade won't start

Thanks for the input. I also wait out untill it is clear that the update works properly and that the process has no issues. 

 

Any updates would be welcome. 

Thinkpad T480s, Thinkpad T460p

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