Ubuntu compaq presario sr1139nx bios upgrade problem

So I recently bought a SATA hard drive for my computer and I've got all the wires hooked up. I run a Compaq Presario SR1130NX and based on this old thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510821) it would appear that in order to get this hard drive working I need to upgrade my BIOS. Fair en ...

Ubuntu HP Compaq 6720s BIOS upgrade

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3442833&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3442832&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093#120HP released F.07 BIOS for Compaq 6720s, but i can't flash it, 'cause i don't have windows on it. ...

Ubuntu BIOS upgrade

I am looking to do a BIOS upgrade on my Toshiba Sat Pro A120 PSAC1E however the toshiba website only has exe files to perform the upgrade. I have seen that people on here have performed the BIOS upgrade to fix the sound problems from older versions of the BIOS (mine is version 1.50) I was just wonde ...

BIOS Upgrade for ASUS A7S333

Greetings,I have ASUS A7S333 Motherboard and AMD Athlon(TM) Processor 1.4 Ghz with SiS 745 rev 1 Chip. Also, I have Award Modular BIOS v6.0 (04/29/02) operating in Microsoft Windows Vista 32 Bit Version.I upgraded my XP to Vista last month, and for some reason my Windows unable to recognize any MTP ...

Xubuntu failing to load after BIOS upgrade

My Laptop specs:Dell inspiron 1100Celeron 2.00GHz256MB RAM (Only 128MB recognised)40GB HDDIntegrated GraphicsFor some reason that I don't know only one of my DIMM slots for the RAM is working on my laptop so I'm having to cope at the moment with 128MB.This, as you'd expect, has made Xubuntu extremel ...

Ubuntu DELL M1330 - A15 BIOS upgrade - Pros + Cons

DELL M1330 laptop with A09 BIOS installed.OS is Ubuntu Karmic c/w a lot of mods and customizations. (By far my best build ever)I have done research on a much publicized problem of fan noise on the M1330 and a BIOS upgrade is a very good looking option but:Will a BIOS upgrade damage my OS installatio ...

Ubuntu BIOS upgrade

I would like to know how I can perform a BIOS upgrade? I currently have 9.04 installed. I need to do this upgrade because on the (used) PC I auctioned via eBay, the BIOS doesn't recognize double-sided RAM. Any help highly appreciated!TIA,ClausP.S.: When booting up, I am getting a message saying: 'BI ...

Ubuntu how to perform BIOS upgrade if it's made for Windows

How do I upgrade my BIOS if the BIOS upgrade installers are all *.bat and *.exe files? ...

Ubuntu Bios upgrade hdr file for XPS 1340

I'm looking for hdr file for Bios upgrade for XPS 1340 from Ubuntu maverick 1340_A14.exe -writehdrfile shows an error like "unrecognized parameter -writehdrfile" ...

Toshiba A105 S2712 BIOS upgrade breaks ubuntu

Greetings:Wanted to share a recent experience with 'upgrading' Toshiba bios on an A105 S2712 laptop. This is an Intel based laptop with onboard 2200BG wireless. I have had Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy with Beryl and VMWare server (with XP guest) working for about a month. I'm setup to dual boot Ubuntu and XP. T ...

Ubuntu BIOS upgrade under Linux?

I'm running Xubuntu 6.06.1 on a Toshiba Portege 7140ct. I recently got a new hard drive, but all I know about it is that the model number is MK4025GAS.My system's BIOS doesn't recognize the drive](*,) , and I was wondering two things:1. Will a BIOS upgrade allow my system to use the drive?2. Can I u ...

Ubuntu Messed up BIOS upgrade

guys! have you got any idea how to retrieve my motherboard after i have messed up its BIOS upgrade? It won't start now at all and i hear a lot of beeps. ...

Ubuntu After BIOS Upgrade, boot up freezes at Loading ACPI Modules

I've just flashed my BIOS (via Windows, with the Phoenix WinPhlash utility), and rebooted my laptop into Ubuntu, but it hangs at Loading ACPI Modules. I didn't have any problems prior to the BIOS upgrade (i.e. ACPI worked no problem), so is there something I need to do post BIOS upgrade, in order fo ...

Ubuntu Is it safe to do a BIOS upgrade from VMWARE?

I want to do a BIOS upgrade (I got the .exe) from VMWARE.Is this safe to be done, or are there other possibilities? ...

Ubuntu CRC Error after BIOS upgrade

The short story...I just upgraded my BIOS on my AMD1.4GHz machine with the intention to install Ubuntu 7.0.4 fresh off the CD onto an empty hard drive. The machine begins to boot off of the CD but after I choose the option to run or install Ubuntu, the system hangs with the error "CRC Error -- ...

HMC bios upgrade

I have an old HMC that I want to upgrade to version 7Current specs:HMC type and model: 7310-CR3HMC version: 4.5, build 20050519.1Bios build: APE121AUSBios version: 1.06Bios date: 01/17/05Now from what I understand, I first need to upgrade the Bios on this HMC. But on IBM'S HMC support web site, the ...

toshiba laptop dont boot after bios upgrade

I just upgrade my toshaba sattelite laptop BIOS and during the updrade process the Laptop shut down.And after that when I try to restart it, it is making a beeping sound and got shutdown.Could any body help me pls???? ...

compaq nx6325 BIOS

I have a compaq nx6325 laptop, how can i access the BIOS? i tried f2, f9, f10, f12 but none of them work.F12 will let me chose if i run from CD or HD.F10 loads something up (not the BIOS though because i cant partition a hard drive).Basically, i am trying to partition my HD so i can install Windows ...

BIOS upgrade part no. not match my system

I,ve been trying to upgrade the BIOS - because my m/c keeps hanging, fail to start, even froze when reinstalling XP on to formatted drive.I went to the m/b site and found the latest download for the bios. When I run it eventually I get a message "The program's file's part number does not match ...

BIOS Upgrade

I am looking to upgrade my bios to PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1 I need the upgrade software. I have already tried driverguide.com, bios-drivers.com, driverforum.com. These are the big name sites. If they do not have this bios driver then most likely no other driver download site will. Please help me ...

HP Compaq nc4010 BIOS Battery Information

I have an HP Compaq nc4010 laptop, with Debian experimental installed on it.In the BIOS utility, I can view what they refer to as "battery information".Unfortunately, it's all horribly abbreviated, so I can only guess what the labels mean.Is there any way I can acces this same information ...

Ubuntu Bios upgrade question

I have a gatway G6-350 with an intell pent 2 processor and I am currently ruinning 6.06 but I would like to upgrade to a more current version. I am unable to because of the bios date is prior to 2000. Is there a work around or is I am able to upgdate the bios usion linux no windows os available. ...

Ubuntu BIOS upgrade, how to please

i just installed ubuntu HH; one of the features i need to use is the power management, however, since the machine is very old (433 MHz, 1GB RAM, ASUS P2B-F mb) i got this message saying: Sleep Problem Your computer failed to suspend.Check the help file for common problems.i kinda expected this becau ...

Ubuntu Grub error 22 after bios upgrade

I recently upgraded the bios on my computer. I was trying to get the legacy usb support option in bios so I can use my usb keyboard in the grub menu and to run consistantly in ubuntu. But, after searching around and finally finding an update, I restarted the computer and got the grub error 22.I read ...

Ubuntu Bootable USB for BIOS upgrade

I want to upgrade my BIOS using Lenovo's BIOS update in the form of an iso (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-63027) but I don't want to burn a CD. I've made bootable usb's of Ubuntu before using uNetBootin. Is there a way to make a bootable usb ...

Ubuntu MSI wind laptop u100 bios upgrade

I just upgraded the ram on my MSI wind laptop and i want to upgrade the bios but all the how tos deal with windows BLEGHdoes anyone know how to do this under linux? ...

Ubuntu bios upgrade on ancient laptop and standby not working

I just got a laptop that my dad used to have (I think its from 2000 or something) and its bios is really old-fashioned. The only thing it can't do is boot from a memory stick.How can I upgrade it such that the bios lets me boot from memory stick? the laptop is a Toshiba portege (I think) (just incas ...

Ubuntu BIOS Upgrade on Tyan Thunder n3600B (S2927-E) NEED HELP

I have a Tyan Thunder n3600B (S2927-E) server board in my workstation and I want to upgrade the BIOS to version 2.03 from xubuntu Linux 8.10 x64. Any thought on how to go about doing this? Tyan's site is of little help when it comes to documenting this, even under the "How to" section.http ...

Ubuntu BIOS upgrade only comes as Windows executable

I want to upgrade my Lenovo 3000 n100's BIOS. Only problem is, the manufacturer only provides a Windows XP installation exectuable, and I only run Ubuntu on my system. The laptop didn't come with an XP disc so I can't reinstall windows.How can I flash my laptop's BIOS? ...

Ubuntu Inspiron 1501 BIOS upgrade

Looking for a little help here.trying to upgrade my BIOS using the instructions here; http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Tech/libsmbios_dellBiosUpdatebut when I try to find my .HDR file based on my system ID number there is not one listed.Here is the output of my system ID [Libsmbios version: 2.2. ...

Ubuntu Bios upgrade

I would like to upgrade the bios on my inspiron 8200, I think the bios is A06 at the moment I see the latest is A11 can i download it then burn to cd and boot from that although they say floppy ...

Ubuntu dell 530 bios upgrade without windows

i finally managed to upgrade my version 1.0.0 bios in my dell inspiron 530s without using windows. i don't have windows on it or available to install and none of the recommended linux upgrade methods worked. i tried many.the firmware_tools route listed in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS (https://wi ...

Ubuntu BIOS upgrade on Vostro 1310

There is a BIOS update for my laptop in .exe form on http://support.dell.comI cannot seem to upgrade my BIOS. Here is what I've tried so far:firmware-tools (from wiki https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DellBIOS)It says there are no updates. (my firmware is A05, new one is A10)I would have tried using libsmbios ...

Ubuntu BIOS Upgrade / PAE?

Alright, so I'm still rocking my Pangolin Value (PanV2), and decided to finally upgrade from 2gb RAM to 4gb RAM. When I put in the RAM, i was running Windows 7 32bit, which said i had 4 GB ram, but only 2.87gb was usable, I expected this to happen, so I decided to install the 64bit OS. When I instal ...

Bios Upgrade to rescue computer and run Ubuntu

I have a Acer TravelMate 230, Intel Celeron 2gig CPU 256mb ram, It uses PhoenixBios Setup Utility; System BIOS version RO1-A1D; VGA BIOS Version 2839; KBC Version 02.29.25 The internal HDD is FrieD and unreplaceable. The Bios only allows boot from cd rom, internal hdd and Removeable Devices - Legacy ...

Ubuntu How do I unlock an old Compaq's bios?

I have an old Compaq Presario 5152, that I put more RAM in, and am gonna use it as a server, however, the CPU speed is really slow (340 MHZ) I was wondering, how would I unlock the bios (Compaq likes to keep them locked) so that I could OC the CPU a bit? ...

Ubuntu Compaq SATA HD upgrade problem

I was recently given a Compaq Presario SR1130NX with a broken hard drive. I bought a new Hitachi SATA drive to put into it but it is not recognized on the biosor by Ubuntu when I try to install it.I'm not sure if the problem is that I need to update the bios (Award BIOS 3.03 2/09/2004) or what?Does ...

Ubuntu bios upgrade

k...this is going to sound really stupid, but....how can i check my bios information in Kubuntu.....and if i want a hardware upgrade, then how should i do it?thanx in advance ...

Bios Upgrade to rescue computer and run Ubuntu

I have a Acer TravelMate 230, Intel Celeron 2gig CPU 256mb ram, It uses PhoenixBios Setup Utility; System BIOS version RO1-A1D; VGA BIOS Version 2839; KBC Version 02.29.25 The internal HDD is FrieD and unreplaceable. The Bios only allows boot from cd rom, internal hdd and Removeable Devices - Legacy ...

Ubuntu How to access Compaq Presario BIOS?

guys. I'm home for the holidays, and in the spirit of Ubuntu I'm installing Ubuntu on my dad's old pc, hoping he'll see how great Ubuntu is. However, I can't seem to find (much less change) the boot sequence. I've googled this problem ad nauseum.Here's what I've tried so far:Googling with a series o ...

Ubuntu Dell BIOS Upgrade

following this guide (http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Tech/libsmbios),an official guide from dell explaining how to upgrade the BIOS on dell machines, Everything went swimmingly until the final step, which gave memike@mike-desktop:~/Desktop$ sudo dellBiosUpdate -u -f ./bios.hdr An Error occurre ...

Ubuntu Dell C521 BIOS upgrade... ?

(Note that I don't know if this is even the right forum. If not, sorry, can someone move it?)After struggling a few days with my USB mouse and keyboard randomly shutting off every few minutes, and (since installing Feisty) there being no solution other than to reboot, I think I've found the answer: ...

Ubuntu Bios upgrade/Virtual box

I want to upgrade my (gigabyte) bios and I'm running 10.04.I am running a virtual XP.Can I use the virtual XP to upgrade my bios? ...

Ubuntu HP G71-449WM Notebook PC bios upgrade

I no longer have windows installed on my notebook and I think I need to upgrade my bios in order to enable virtualization. I cannot run the driver exe for some reason (although I don't really trust wine to upgrade my bios anyway) so my question is how would I flash my bios under ubuntu. I am a bit o ...

Ubuntu Acer TimelineX 3820TG - BIOS upgrade

My Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820tg came with BIOS version 1.08.I've tried to upgrade it using the instructions in this posthttp://www.netbooktech.com/tag/acer-aspire-one-bios-update-instructions/and downloading the BIOS fromhttp://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/driversWhen I try to update BIOS after t ...

Ubuntu HOWTO: BIOS Upgrade on DELL Computers WITHOUT a WINDOWS Install

Most DELL machines have BIOS updates/upgrades from time to time. There have been several projects attempting to solve the issue that arises when attempting to upgrade the BIOS of a DELL computer with no MS Windows O/S on it. However, most of them are defunct (not working anymore). BTW: You CANNOT up ...

Standby option has changed since BIOS upgrade

Recently, I upgraded my BIOS and have found one curiousity:Before:I could push the StandBy button on my keyboard and the system would power-down but remain in a wait state with the light blinking on the machine. (This means that when I pushed the Power-up button, the system would return to the point ...

Ubuntu BIOS upgrade

How good is Ubuntu at dealing with a BIOS update? How would I go about updating the BIOS on my 1999 machine? I've never updated a BIOS before, not even in WIn. I've read things about flashing it, or something. I've heard it can be tricky and risky. Is it any easier, less risky, on a linux sys? Any h ...

Asus laptop BIOS upgrade

I have to admit I've not taken the steps of upgrading the Phoenix BIOS on my Asus AS8400 yet.. but it looks like I might have to give it a shot over the next couple of days. Does anyone have any best practices or gotchas that I should be aware of during this process, and of course I'll need to know ...

Grub fails after Bios Upgrade

I just updated my server to a new version of Bios, and now Grub does not load.It loads stage1.5 but just hangs loading stage2If I boot with a rescue disk (CentOS5.4), I can reinstall grub without any errors.The only way I can now boot is to use a Super-Grub iso image, and then I can boot off the loc ...