[clug-talk] BIOS Update on Dell: My Next Trick

Jesse Kline jesse at kline.ca
Sun Sep 4 13:34:10 PDT 2005



On Sun, 2005-09-04 at 14:29 -0400, Jon wrote:
> OK, so now that my touchpad kinda works, I've noticed during my screwing 
> around that my Dell BIOS is A03 and the most current version for my Inspiron 
> 1000 is A08.
> Unfortunately, the only file I can find to update the BIOS on the Dell site is 
> designed to run right off the Windows desktop. I've tried Wine and Win4Lin, 
> but neither will allow the application to run (not surprised).
> Has anyone successfully updated a Dell BIOS on a straight GNU/Linux machine 
> before? I can boot from a USB stick and have tried running the application as 
> a DOS executable, but no go. It wants Windows.
> Any ideas..?
> Jon
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