[Slackbuilds-users] BIOS Firmware Upgrade Kit
joshuakwood at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 18:37:41 UTC 2011
On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM, JK Wood <joshuakwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>wrote:
>> On Sun, 3 Apr 2011, JK Wood wrote:
>> In any case, the Dell bios update tool, libsmbios, already exists on
>>> Slackbuilds.org, and works well.
>> I'll look more closely at this and contact Alan. The blurb on
>> slackbuilds.org says it provides info on the BIOS, not that it will
>> it. But, it may well be a starting point.
>> Much thanks,
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> The functionality you're looking for is /usr/sbin/dellBiosUpdate-compat,
> and I can assure you it's there - I've used it several times to update my
> bios on this Dell Latitude D830.
Also, see http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bios-hdrs/ for the bios update
/usr/sbin/smbios-sys-info to grab your system tag (the dev_0x???? part of
the filename) and bios version
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