Updating bios from linux

Join the 85,000 open source advocates who receive our giveaway alerts and article roundups. ok $ sudo ./afulnx_64 ../-------------------------------------------------------- AMI Firmware Update Utility v3.05.02 Copyright (C)2013 American Megatrends Inc. -------------------------------------------------------- Reading flash ...............

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Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash utilities. So, all you need is a bootable floppy disk image with Free DOS kernel on it.

We are fortunate that guys at FDOS site have prepared one suitable for us.

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How do I go about updating my BIOS with this file, if at all? In general, to update a motherboard BIOS you need a DOS boot floppy. Run the the utility to update the ok is the file in a bin file?

format a blank format make sure there is no bad sectors or anything copy the exe into your hard drive with windows on and then it must be a extracting exe so that will extract all the files onto the floopy and then at boot you see something like Flashbios press alt F2 or something and then it ask you for a bin file and it should update well atleast thats how my pc works The file is not a zipped or compressed.

I couldn't get this to work with Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04, but it did work with RHEL 7.2 Being paranoid about my new hardware I first checked the current bios install to confirm that the tool "appears to work": $ sudo ./afulnx_64 /S -------------------------------------------------------- AMI Firmware Update Utility v3.05.02 Copyright (C)2013 American Megatrends Inc. -------------------------------------------------------- Reading flash ............... done - System ROM ID = 000 - System ROM GUID = 206a14ad-fcd9-4e0c-91fbd419d9e41972 - System ROM Secure Flash = Disable. ROM /O -------------------------------------------------------- AMI Firmware Update Utility v3.05.02 Copyright (C)2013 American Megatrends Inc. -------------------------------------------------------- Saving current BIOS into file: ./F2. done $ sudo ./afulnx_64 ..//D -------------------------------------------------------- AMI Firmware Update Utility v3.05.02 Copyright (C)2013 American Megatrends Inc. -------------------------------------------------------- Reading flash ...............

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Use the OEM Bootdisk version, the one with just kernel and command.com, because it leaves more free space on disk for the flash utility and new BIOS image.

You can also find a local copy of this image attached at the end of this article.

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