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X1 Yoga BIOS Update without Windows?

2019-03-11, 15:20 PM

I have a ThinkPad Yoga X1 first gen (20FQ) from which I am removing the Windows partition as I use it exclusively with Kubuntu, and I'd like to reclaim the space. The only things that I can't quite figure out how to do without Windows are Firmware or BIOS updates. Are there standalone, bootable programs for this?

 

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Re: X1 Yoga BIOS Update without Windows?

2019-03-11, 15:30 PM

Bootable CD:

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1fur34w.iso

 

Connect through a powered hub as compact laptops often don't supply aenough power for reliable operation of most optical drives.


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Re: X1 Yoga BIOS Update without Windows?

2019-03-11, 15:35 PM

Or use the provided bootable flash drive creation tool.  Requires Windows on another machine or VM.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion-Knowledge-Base/Update-ThinkPad-BIOS-with-bootable-flash-drive/ta-p/3743440

 

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Re: X1 Yoga BIOS Update without Windows?

2019-03-11, 16:01 PM
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