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BIOS Update

Postby summel » 02/05/2009, 1:38

Anyone got a solution for the BIOS Updates? I just going to try updating via wine :O

(Ok, wine doesnt work.... updater complains about missing battery/AC :/ )
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RE: BIOS Update

Postby Cezary » 02/05/2009, 5:54


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RE: BIOS Update

Postby Coatezy » 02/05/2009, 11:29

'Cezary' pid='945' dateline='1241240063' wrote:By usb stick: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NC10#BIOS


Hi, Just wondering what fixes are in the bios update and what are the advantages?!? :-/

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RE: BIOS Update

Postby Maike05 » 03/05/2009, 23:07

May it fix my wifi issue ?

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RE: BIOS Update

Postby summel » 04/05/2009, 0:15

'Maike05' pid='960' dateline='1241388459' wrote:May it fix my wifi issue ?


Seems so...

i sometimes had to reboot my archlinux when using WPA2 enterprise... now it seems to work :)

To bad the latest update is Windows only so far :/

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RE: BIOS Update

Postby voRia » 04/05/2009, 19:25

I've extracted the BIOS from my NC10 using the flashrom utility, which seems to correctly detect and work with the NC10 BIOS chip (the 'nopat' option on the kernel command line on boot is required to make it work). You can find it here.

It's very likely that it can be flashed with the same utility, however I did not test it (I had no need to do it).

If anyone wants to try, keep in mind that it's risky and it can brick the NC10. I'm not responsible of the results. :P
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RE: BIOS Update

Postby voRia » 04/05/2009, 19:47

I was thinking that it would be nice to have all the other BIOS versions available for use with flashrom.
This way, it would be possible to roll back to an older BIOS version, if needed. At the moment this is not possible using the official windows flashing utility.

For extracting the bios, simply install the needed package

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sudo apt-get install flashrom

reboot the system with the option 'nopat' on the kernel command line, then use the command

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sudo flashrom -r backup.bin

to extract the BIOS and save it as 'backup.bin' (well, use a more appropriate name).

Then, post it here. :)
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