Ah, the frustrations of dealing with the big guys...So I followed HP's instructions in updating my HP Pavilion a420n (A7V8X-LA motherboard) except for one thing: at one point, the HP web site tells me:"8. If you see the following message during the restart of your PC, continue with the remaining steps; otherwise you are done with the update.Default BIOS settings have been loaded due to BIOS update or checksum issue. Press to enter Setup. Otherwise, allow the PC to continue.9. Press and hold F1 for a few seconds to open the BIOS Setup.10. Press F5 for a few seconds, choose YES, and then pr
I have a dell inspiron 1525 there has been a bios update and i wanted to know how to install it. I was hoping that it would help with my battery problem, the battery charges but when i boot the system i get a message that the battery isnt recognized by the system and it will not charge and if i unplug the ac adapter it will kill the system.Ubuntu 10.10dell inspiron 1525
im having a problame with my computer thats running a win2k3 server and i have just brought a 80GB hdd and it only sez 30GB?????? i found out that it might be soimthing to do with the BIOS being out of date so ive been trying to find a BIOS update but no good i dont now what else to do :( .Spec:Green AGP/PCI/ISA/SystemBIOS ID Strings: 06/03/98-i440BX-W83977-2A69KA1BC-DV, 2A69KA1BModel: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG (Elite BIOS), 06/03/98Vendor: Abit Computer Corp.Version String: DVDesigned for: Intel 440BX/ZXPeripheral bus(es): ISA/PCIPlease help as i am trying to set up a shared drive for mu hom
I would like to deploy a BIOS update for some Thinkpad clients i have.Taking the bios update package .xml file from the web site, and then trying to build a package in the director (v5.10). The problem is that 'ibm update assistant' calims the .xml file is not recognised.How can i make the 'lenovo' .xml file be recognized by the ibm director update assistant?
I am looking to update the x235 servers with the latest IBM BIOS 1.17 using IBM Director. Within IBM, I copy Flash BIOS Update IBM eServers xServer 234 (Windows) GRJT58A-1.17 to the a specific server. The jobs runs but I get a Skipped error message.The following messges appear in the Log:server client job status changed to activeserver client job status changed to skippeclient server, task Flash BIOs Update - IBm eServer sSeries 235 (Windows) GRJT58A-.17 was skipped.Any ideas that cause this task not to run?
I got a huge problem with my friend's pc. He has a Laptop of Acer a Travelmate 4150. I did a bios update because he had problems that the hardware was not working stable, no soundcard, very slowly running. So I downloaded the last update for his Laptop directly from the Acer page. Then i run the update file and the update was done quite fast. I followed the instructions to shut down the computer. Afterwords I waited a bit and turned it on. But nothing happens on the screen. You hear it booting but the screen stays black. Even the boot Label of Acer is not showing up. So I thought to put the ra
My bro has a problem with his Acer Veriton 7100. Win98se rebooted every time after password screen. Went into safe mode and removed ACPI from system. Now boots all the way. Started installing diff system devices trying to find problem. PCI bus gives yellow ? mark. Select properties and was advised to update bios.Now here is the goody. Found bios Acer v4.0, R5C4, update at Acer Europe. (Only place i could find the update.) Downloaded zip file and extracted. Got a bin file with no cue.Used magiciso to convert to iso file. Magiciso then informs me the bin nor the iso is a disk image. Anyone have
I have a Presario 2500. It's the nosiest fan in all creation. It likes to overheat and shuttdown very quickly. Crappy battery life. The soloution I fond after much searchg was bios update. I did it. It worked almost immediately. The fan was noticbly cooler and I think it has yet to own due to heat. That was ood til it tried to boot. You see the windows cylon. The screen goes blank. I've let it for hours. I've tried reinstalling. For some i tried installing 2000. That worked to a point The USB ports don't work. MOre search I find out that with some of hardware used to build some uf them are in
i need bios update for toshiba S1410-313.MODEL NO PS141E-0502Y LAPTOP.
bios update failed on a compaq sr1910nx pc. the pc wont start. what do i do?
Hi, I'm having trouble flashing my Bios. I have never done this before but my computer is not recognizing my 250 Gig Hd's full capacity. It reads as only 136 GB. Well on that not I ran BiosAgentPlus and this is what it read:Bios Type: Phoenix-AwardBios Date: September 2nd 2002Bios ID: 09/02/2002-P4M266-8235-6A6LWV5BC-00-NoneBios OEM: Model: P4MA Pro Bios revision: 1.22-6.00 PGChipset: VIA 82C3148 rev 0SuperIO: UnknownManufacturer: Via Technologies, Inc.Motherboard: P4M266-8235So does anyone know where to find the Bios update for this? preferably a free one! Any help would be greatly appreciate
Already solved. I used another way of manually updating the bios using iflash program.Hello, I have problem with Intel Express BIOS Update. After running update program( downloaded from intel.com pages: WB91X10J.86A.1319.EB.EXE) it shuts down system, but do not reboot it, neither update BIOS. It just freeze ( I can just hear some noices from my CD mechanics - like trying to run CD in it...?)I must manually restart system( I was waiting 5 mins and nothing happened). Then it boots and shows dialog box, which says that update of BIOS was successfull. But it is not true. There is still old BIOS.If
After trying to update the Bios the computer will not reboot. How can do you get back to the default bios? I believe the wrong bios update was used. Tried:Cleared CMOSUnpluged PSU and MB battery for 20 minutes.Hardware:MB- Gigabyte - GA-K8UCPU - Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64 - 3000BIOS - Award OS - XP Pro
does anyone know where i can find the bios update phoenix 4.0 release 6.1 ?
HiIs there a way to do a BIOS update in ubuntu? I have a compal JHL90, i think my bios is 1.04, and the newest version is 1.1
Can someone help me? I'm looking for BIOS update for a Amptron m748lmrt mainboard. Can someone also give me a walk-though? I've never updated a BIOS before.
Hi, I am looking for a bios update a PCCchips M748LMRT . I'm trying to get it to support a 1 ghz Celeron processor. So far it can only go to 800 mhz. Can someone please help me?
I left a previous post about my touchpad not scrolling after running the computer for 20 minutes. didn't get much help so I contacted HP support. They asked if I had altered anything and asked what operating system I was using. I told them Vista only because I'm afraid they will not honor the warantee if I will need it. SO they recommended a BIOS update. THey could not tell me what it would do to my favorite partition here, because I could not ask specifically. Does anybody know if this BIOS update is dangerous to my Ubuntu?????
I have inherited a Dell Inspiron 1300 with a 1.6 Ghz Celeron M and would like to fit a Pentium M 765 2.1 Ghz.My questions are, will i need to update the BIOS after fitting it, or can i just plug and play?If an update is not necessary, as such, will i see any kind of gains from doing so?and if an update is necessary will i have to do it from a boot CD?Also, as a side note, i plan to eventually boost the RAM and install a bigger HD, will a BIOS update be required after fitting either?
I updated my bios on my Gigabyte EP45-UD3R to the latest version, and now when I try loading Ubuntu, it fails at various points. The farthest I've gotten is the login screen, where I input my information and it made me enter it again, and then it logged me in, but without the GUI. I was sent directly into a terminal. It only got that far once, all other tries it gave me various errors, often relating to the kernel. I tried both the latest, and the older real time kernel used for ubuntu studio. I tried the recovery mode things in grub that I don't actually for sure know what they're for, but th
Hello, I installed Ubuntu 9.04 and everything was fine for a few days. Today I updated my BIOS 440BX (Asus P3B-F) for two reasons:1. I would get a "System Halt" on shutdown (only). On boot up it stated that the BIOS was older than 1999 and Ubuntu was making some correction. Otherwise everything worked fine.2. I had a faster CPU I wanted to try (note I'm still using the original CPU).After the BIOS update the computer would boot, but did strange things. Most every program (including those that are germain to the install - Computer, Mozilla, Open Office etc.) would not open. I tried to
I have a big problem with my laptop, it can no more boot from a LiveCD or USB device. I'm not an Absolute Beginner in Ubuntu (I'm rather a Absolute Beginner in English, sorry for my errors)), so I changed all options in my BIOS and it didn't work.Yesterday I saw that my laptop can boot from a LiveCD or a USB device if I take out the hard disk. So I was thinking about the following strategy to solve the problem: 1. burn a BIOS update-CD2. shut the laptop down3. take the hard disk out4. put the BIOS update-CD in5. start the system6. update the BIOS (WITHOUT A HARD DISK)Because I'm not really exp
I have installed Ubuntu on my Acer One Netbook one 2 years ago, and recently updated it to 10.04 (or 10.10 I do not actually remember, but it was back in last november so I suspect 10.10). I normally connect a usb disc I use to the netbook, and a few days ago I again connected the USB disc but now before I turned the netbook on (normally I would do it after the op. system desktop comes). After this, the green power button was lit but the screen stayed black. It is like this since than. This happened to me before and I took the netbook to an Acer service center. Since I bought the netbook from
I updated the BIOS on my semi-ancient Abit AV8 and now the system gets stuck on boot. (System has a recent install of 10.04 64 bit Server. It was running an early beta of Maverick due to a screwed up upgrade from the previous LTS, but that should be a different matter.)The system includes an IDE boot drive and a mix of 5 IDE/SATA drives configured in a RAID. Before the BIOS update the boot drive showed up as /dev/sda. Now it shows up as /dev/sdb.The grub menu comes up and the boot process starts until 'mountall' tries to fsck /dev/sda1 (root and boot partition) and fails because it is not a fi
The installation of 10.04 hangs on this computer with 64bit install. Doesn't get to the menu options. Simply hangs on terminal like output ending "0x0/0x20" "Child_rip". I have tried the 64bit install via usb, CD-ROM, Wubi, plus the alternative installer all with the same result. The ISOs I have used all work on other machines. 9.10 also hangs on a blank screen after choosing the 'try once' option from the menu.Toshiba Satellite Pro L510 (PSLGXA-002002)Core i3 2.13 330M ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145InsydeH20 BIOS v1.1 EC: v5.294GB RAM, 320GB HDDDoes anyone know what the issue
Board ... happy 2011!With start of this new year, I have run into an interesting issue, where my machine keep rebooting after certain time interval. I have seen the usual ACPI shutdown requested in my logs, for which the forumsphere has indicated that maybe a BIOS update might be needed.Firstly, is there anyone else who is experiencing this same issue recently? Also, any suggestions around how I go about updating my bios, which currently is Phoenix - AwardBis V6.00PG? I have tried searching online, but haven't found anything specific with ubuntu 10.04 and SLI Motherboard BIOS update.
everyone. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite A-505 laptop with an Core i7 CPU. I had some trouble installing Kubuntu 10.04 LTS. The instalation CD got to the menu, but when I selected Install the screen went black and crashed upon boot. But I got it to work by booting with kernel parameter pci=noacpi. So I installed Kubuntu and it worked fine. ACPI didn't work (I could't monitor battery state or use the Fn key), but it didn't bother me much. I've read that problems but ACPI are frequent with Toshiba laptops due to their buggy ACPI implementations, and that it's possible to solve this pro
I have never upgraded my bios for my gigabyte mobo (GA-X48T-DQ6) because the instruction manual said that you could only do this update through windows-does anyone know if there is a way for me to do a bios update that is 2 years overdue in ubuntu? I do have wine installed but I have never used wine and know nothing about it...
Im tempted to update the BIOS of my x201, reading through this method proposed for the x61:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=817897I ended up with a freeDOS usb stick that contains the official BIOS Update Utility that comes from this lenovo page:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74983But while reading a bit further into the topic/task I got a bit concerned with the red alert messages on the thinkwiki site that describe the risks of flashing hardware with the wrong BIOS update and was wondering and specially with a certan "wron
The title is a little misleading because I had issues before the BIOS update it's just exacerbated them.My computer was running fine (well occasional dumps into busybox during boot but typing reboot would get things going again) but I realised recently that my menu.lst hadn't been updated for quite a while and that I was running an old kernel (2.6.27-11) so I set the new one to boot (2.6.28-16). Once I booted the new kernel a new (I think) message appeared:MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APICIt also started having vague unpredictable errors.So to try and fix this I tried updating m
I just recently purchased an HP DV4-1428DX from Best Buy and have mostly finished the Ubuntu install and configuration. Everything is working besides the hibernate and suspend functions.I read on another site that a BIOS update may fix the issue. The update from HP's site is an .exe file, which obviously will not run natively on Linux.Is there any way to run this from ubuntu (I have deleted the windows partition)? Is it safe to run the .exe with WINE? Will the update work correctly from within a VM (I really doubt that would work)?Any other tips or suggestions on what might be causing the ACPI
I have an Acer Aspire One netbook with Ubuntu netbook remix as the OSThe problem I have is that my battery will not charge, Acers response to this is that I need a BIOS update which rectifies this problemThe problem I have is that the BIOS updates that are available only seem to be for windows osMy Acer Aspire One originally had linpus as its OSI am not sure how to proceed from here, I need a BIOS update but I can not find any for linux/ubuntu on the Acer website.Any help or guidance will be gratefully received.
I recently updated the BIOS as I am going to upgrade the CPU in a few days. Windows XP 64 behaves the same but the Ibex has the hard drive light on continuously now. I don't know if it is just the light being fed incorrect information, or if one or more of the drives is churning.ASUS M2N-E motherboard, was running 1202 BIOS now running 1701 BIOSAthlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor, soon to be replaced by 6000+ BrisbanePQI Turbo PC6400 RAM 4x1GB, soon to be replaced by OCZ Reaper PC6400 2x2GBSapphire Radeon X1800XT video, to be replaced by Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850Hauppauge Win-TV HVR 1800 TV card (not cur
I just ran the T60 BIOS update that was released on Feb 13, 2008. I ran it using the bootable ISO. It didn't really change anything, but when it completes it makes a really loud noise for a few seconds. Everything else seems to be in order.
Testing natty, I noticed some output of sorts concerning a bios bug.Checking into dells updates & linux support, I loaded from the repos dells firmware.Checking into a possible bios update, I ran the commands and am not sure of the output error messages or permissions mentioned.My /usr/share/firmware folder is empty & I'm not sure if thats good or bad.I'll redo steps later as time permits & will post current bios version.
I have a Dell Vostro 3700 I downloaded the latest BIOS from the Dell website.Then downloaded a XP bootdisk from www.bootdisk.com made a Boot CD and put the BIOS file onto a flash drive, when I booted with the XP CD the flash drive showed up as C: I then just ran the BIOS update which worked fine.I found it a very easy way to update the BIOS, pretty trouble free, hope someone else will fine this useful.
My computer was overheating when using wine so I decided to update my bios in hopes of an easy fix.I followed the instructions here (http://www.ubuntu-unleashed.com/2007/09/howto-easily-upgrade-dell-bios-in.html)upon reboot the bios updated and things were working fine.I loaded up my favorite wine program to have the computer overheat and shutdown faster than ever before.Upon reboot my computer is now sluggish, like, computer from the 90s sluggish.Any suggestions? (for overheating and or a fix for the sluggishness?)EDIT: Sluggishness almost certainly from overheating, as the fans no longer wor
If I try dellBiosUpdate -u -f ./bios.hdrroot@laptop:~/Desktop# dellBiosUpdate -u -f ./bios.hdrPerforming BIOS update...Traceback (most recent call last):File "/usr/sbin/dellBiosUpdate", line 185, in <module>sys.exit( main() )File "/usr/sbin/dellBiosUpdate", line 153, in mainexit_code = updateBios(HdrFile(options.hdr), options)File "<libsmbios_c._peak_util_decorators.rewrap wrapping libsmbios_c.rbu_update.updateBios at 0x09A046BC>", line 3, in updateBiosFile "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/libsmbios_c/trace_decorator.py", line 98, in tracere
I noticed that there is a A02 BIOS update for the Mini 9. I've been researching how to do the update but have had little luck. If one of you has updated your BIOS please share with us how you did it.TIA
I cannot get my system to start xp so I can install a BIOS update. If anyone knows how to get this BIOS update installed by other means besides what I just tried please say so. By the way my linux just crashed and is currently burning because it goes to check the system and locks up at 70% to 85%. That's why I'm trying to do this BIOS update before it gets to the loading screen it says PCI BIOS bug (a 8 to 14 character long number) found or something like that. It's done that every since I got it, but since I've installed the new linux 7.10 my laptop has been giving me more trouble, like locki
I would describe myself as an enthusiastic noob/amateur for this... so possibly expect some stupidity in what im trying to do...I decided to try to set up KVM to run windows as a virtual machine on my L730 Laptop. No joy. To cut a long story short my laptop does support the virtualisation, but there is no option for it in the BIOS. Judging from this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=350691&page=14 it seems that i need to update my BIOS.The bios installer turns out to be a windows executable. >_< it seems to be some sort of cruel joke from lord gates.1. Is there a simple
I have recently decided to take the leap from Windows to Linux (Ubuntu 6 beta). However, a couple of notable things didn't work. One is my LogiTech web cam (USB) and the sound. I have an ASUS P4P800 MB and went to ASUS' site to try to get BIOS update (has never been done and it's several years old). Also, I figured I probably needed some drivers ie: sound, chip set, USB, etc... and they do have some stuff but I have no idea how to do this updating in Linux ... no problem in Windows but hopefully, that's history now. Can any body help?](*,)
Is there a BIOS update for my Serval Performance Type 1 laptop?I was wanting to upgrade to 4 Gig of RAM and I understand that i can't do that without a BIOS update.
So, I've just did a fresh install of Fiesty on my girlfriend's computer and I've been trying desperately to get certain keyboard functions to work (the Fn key is useless). So I noticed that Toshiba released a BIOS update a couple months back and I was hoping that maybe I could update the BIOS and it could rectify some of the problems? It came to me in a self-extracting EXE and I was wondering 2 things:1) Should I even consider doing this? It says that it's for XP and Vista, but what does that really matter?2) If this could help...How would I go about doing something like this. Should I just ge
i own an acer travlmate 290 (around 4 years old, last bios update about, i don't know how many years ago, if at all).ever sinc switching to linux, my harddrive seemed slow. hdma5 never worked with my old one.now i bought a new one and it still doesn't work with hdma5 data transfer speed, even though it should.i tried many things..... so did friends of mine...do i need to update my ancient bios to make it support hdma5 (or faster if existent)?how do i update my bios with linux? don't have a windows partition any more.urgent help appreciated.
I found a post back on the forums at your website about a possible bios update for the gazelle performance which would enable suspend to work. I was hoping for some word on if there is an update and if it does solve the suspend problem
I recently added additional memory to my Vostro taking the total up to 4gb, however, an out of date BIOS meant that not all of this was available to Ubuntu. Dell provides a method for updating many system BIOS using firmware-tools packages and the process outlined here (http://en.community.dell.com/blogs/direct2dell/archive/2007/12/05/37446.aspx). Unfortunately, the Dell Vostro 200 and a number of other systems are not supported (http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Firmware/Systems_Missing_RBU). As an alternative, it is suggested that you can use the Dell biosdisk project (http://linux.dell.c
I tried to update my BIOS last night and now my motherboard wont post a thing. I never had a BIOS update go bad on me before so I'm kinda angry. So much for trying to keep my processor upgrade options up to date. Hopefully MSI will honor the warranty.Anyone else ever do a BIOS or Firmware update that bricked their equipment?
So I'm repairing this laptop for a friend, removing viruses and such, and it suddenly shuts off, It does this a couple more times until I finally get fed up and start looking for an answer.I find one, in the form of a BIOS update from Toshiba, I run it, taking care to follow all the instructions, (Connect laptop to AC power, close all other applications, etc.)It runs, then 10 seconds later, it shuts off, and won't power back on again. I Google some more and find out this is a common problem, and the cost to fix it is $100.Should I or my friend have to pay that, isn't it the company's fault for
Hello, I am having a difficult time obtaining a bios update for my iwill kk266-r mobo. The iwill homepage seems to be inaccessible and I couldn't find the appropriate drivers elsewhere. Any suggestions?