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Question about a Bios Update.

NO, DO NOT TRY THIS!!!!!

 

50% chance it will fail with a BSOD, 50% chance it will brick the board.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have seen alot about React OS (one on the LTT channel and a few hands on) and im Questioning if i can Install a Dell Bios from Reactos

 

The bios is exe file, and im wondering if i can use Reactos (as a no install, just use the USB as a Live image) to run the exe


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No. That exe wont work in Linux anyway even if using wine.

 

Updating the BIOS is not normally done from the OS.

 

Usual method is to go to manufactures website and download latest bios to to USB flashdrive

restart PC and boot into bios

find and run the update bios option, it should update bios stored on flashdrive.

The above steps should be outlined in your manual.

 

What is the make and model of your dell machine?

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NO, DO NOT TRY THIS!!!!!

 

50% chance it will fail with a BSOD, 50% chance it will brick the board.


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Just now, C2dan88 said:

No. That exe wont work in Linux anyway even if using wine.

 

Updating the BIOS is not normally done from the OS.

 

Usual method is to go to manufactures website and download latest bios to to USB flashdrive

restart PC and boot into bios

find and run the update bios option, it should update bios stored on flashdrive.

The above steps should be outlined in your manual.

 

What is the make and model of your dell machine?

For OEM machines its very normal for BIOS updates to come in EXE and be run from Windows.


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I take it you're not booting EFI?  Dell makes Linux/EFI flash-able firmware.  Cuts down on a lot of the hassle with the BIOS flashes.

 

fwupdmgr refresh && fwupdmgr get-updates

 

I've seen it done with Dr-DOS back in the day I believe.  Do they even make DOS flash-able BIOS updates anymore??

 

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2 hours ago, -DevNull- said:

I take it you're not booting EFI?  Dell makes Linux/EFI flash-able firmware.  Cuts down on a lot of the hassle with the BIOS flashes.

 

fwupdmgr refresh && fwupdmgr get-updates

 

I've seen it done with Dr-DOS back in the day I believe.  Do they even make DOS flash-able BIOS updates anymore??

 

2 things, 1: What type of linux? (arch/Debian etc) and 2 Dell recommeneded the DOS usb but they stopped doing it for my board (i believe)


PC#1 Ryzen 7 2700x GTX 1080ti 64gb GSKILL 3000mhz samsung 970 evo 1tb m.2 SSD Seagate 10tb 7200rpm HDD EVGA T2 1000W FM,80+T

PC#2 Intel i5 4200u intel HD 4400 8gb DDR3 1600 240 kingston SSD (rip laptop 2015-2018)

PC#3 Razer Blade 15 Base (i7 8750h GTX 1060 MaxQ 32gb ddr4 2400 970 evo 1tb seagate 2tb 7200 rpm HDD)

 

Servers:

Super Micro lga 775 Motherboard x5355 16gb ddr2 ECC 250gb hdd 650w psu

(MAIN server) x2 X5660 128gb DDR3 ECC, 240gb inland SSD, Samsung 850 evo 250gb, 6tb Raid 10 (SAS) x2 870W PSUs 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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55 minutes ago, Nolanrulesroblox said:

2 things, 1: What type of linux? (arch/Debian etc) and 2 Dell recommeneded the DOS usb but they stopped doing it for my board (i believe)

Any linux distro.  They have been distributing it for a few years now.  The even put the docs on their site.  However, it will not work if you are in "Legacy" mode.  It is EFI only.

 

I believe this link is referencing their Dell Edge Gateway 5000 but it works on pretty much any of their BIOS that have been released in the last few years.  They also provide links to the LVFS, fwupd etc.

 

I know gnome has a GUI.  I never use it.  Use your package manager and install fwupdmgr.  If for some reason you don't have it (I don't see how though as I have Arch, Debian, and RH machines here that have had it for awhile.)

 

https://fwupd.org/lvfs/devices/

 

https://fwupd.org/lvfs/vendors/

 

 

"Recent IoT, XPS, Latitude, Precision, and Optiplex hardware is supported. For older systems not supported by LVFS, the vendor recommends creating personalized update notifications using the Dell support site.

  •  Responsible for 805 firmware files, 104 uploaded recently
  •  Firmware update protocols used:
    • Dell Dock
    • Fastboot
    • Flashrom
    • Intel Thunderbolt
    • NVMe
    • Synaptics MST
    • UEFI UpdateCapsule"

       

https://github.com/fwupd/fwupd/tree/master/plugins/dell

https://linux.dell.com/

https://github.com/dell

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