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p50 BIOS update Ubuntu 19.10 : Not compatibile with firmware version 0.1.21

2019-11-17, 15:39 PM

I am trying to update BIOS on my ThinkPad P50, having Ubuntu 19.10 installed (Kubuntu).

After following published Lenovo support instructions, downloading the lastet driver and trying to install it I am getting following:

 

>sudo fwupdmgr install N1EET85W.cab
Decompressing…           [***************************************]
Not compatible with firmware version 0.1.21, requires >= 0.1.46

 

What do I need to do to install the update?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: p50 BIOS update Ubuntu 19.10 : Not compatibile with firmware version 0.1.21

2019-11-17, 22:30 PM
Sounds like you'll have to use bootable CD/USB or do it from Win;
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Re: p50 BIOS update Ubuntu 19.10 : Not compatibile with firmware version 0.1.21

2019-11-17, 23:42 PM

I do not own Windows and do not intend to. How do I create bootable USB? Which OS do I have to put on it?

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Re: p50 BIOS update Ubuntu 19.10 : Not compatibile with firmware version 0.1.21

2019-11-18, 0:55 AM

Windows license was sold to you together with the laptop. While there isn't a sticker anymore, https://askubuntu.com/questions/423827/how-can-i-read-the-windows-8-licence-key-with-ubuntu/423831 

 

 But Windows aside, surely you can download 1.46 first, and then upgrade from there, w/o installing other OSes.  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-p50/downloads/DS106108

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Re: p50 BIOS update Ubuntu 19.10 : Not compatibile with firmware version 0.1.21

2019-11-24, 15:15 PM
I assume you meant to use bootable CD, right?
1.46 updater is not available for Linux.
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