[ubuntu-uk] Update BIOS with dual boot
stuart.ward at bcs.org
Tue Jan 31 17:21:51 UTC 2012
For the DEL XPS, are there some guides on doing this, the programs
from dell are windows only, and don't see to be able to run these
-- Stuart Ward M +44 7782325143
On 31 January 2012 14:42, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 January 2012 14:38, James Morrissey <morrissey.james1 at gmail.com>
>> I have realised that some graphics glitches i have been experiencing
>> on my thinkpad x121e might be the product of an out-of-date BIOS. As
>> such i am looking to update my BIOS.
>> From what i can see online, it looks like doing this on ubuntu can be
>> a risky enterprise - potentially leaving your machine unbootable. This
>> is compared with updating in widows where you close all programmes and
>> run a .exe file which you download from the manufacturer's website.
>> Given this my question is whether it makes any difference to my system
>> whether i update via my windows or linux partition.
> It shouldn't as it the BIOS is the bit before the operating system boot
> For reference. I've done this to a Dell XPS 1330 using Ubuntu, and there are
> tools for it, so it shouldn't be that dangerous, but it's probably better to
> use the native tool if you can.
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