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This page is meant to describe ways to update the BIOS on a Think Pad that only runs Linux for users that don't have ready access to Windows. Contrary to the name, GRUB for DOS works fine on Linux.
If you have Windows on your Think Pad you can just boot into it and follow instructions on the Lenovo website. Follow these steps: Use "geteltorito" to extract the update image from ISO image, downloaded from Lenovo's drivers page.
Note: If your BIOS-Update tool says that no update is needed, then simply downgrade the Bios first: On Lenovo's drivers download page, the old Bios files are listed at the very bottom of the page. If you really want to do it with a floppy, some tips: BIOS, ECP, CD/DVD and Harddisk firmware disks can be booted over the network with PXELINX as part of the SYSLINUX package.
They usually provide BIOS ROM updates, required utilities and detailed instructions.
To update a BIOS or network card firmware in Linux traditionally meant rebooting into Microsoft Windows, or preparing a MSDOS floppy disk (!
) and hoping that everything would work after the update.
he BIOS is Basic Input/Output System used by a computer, which embedded on a chip on a computer’s motherboard.
It is used to controls various devices connected to your computer.