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Old 01-07-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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how to replace a BIOS on a Linux-Notebook?


hello dear linux-experts


run opensuse linux version leap 42.1 on a notebook (HP 14-r103ng) with an old BIOS


Vendor: Insyde
Version: F.21


the new one

a new one Bios F.39A
http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71487.exe

question: how to install that?

love to hear from you
 
Old 01-07-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hi :

When I clicked on the link it downloaded a file to my tablet that looked like this:

Code:
xxx##$$ ffffxx ###$$$ 
###@xxx ###3 xxxx ###
Do you have more information on the news BIOS aside from that link?

The extension on that file is .exe which is an indication of a Windows operating system file.
AFAIK you won't be able to install that on a Linux system.

Do you have Windows installed alongside your Open Suse?
 
Old 01-07-2016, 03:28 PM   #3
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The file you refer to in the link "sp71487.exe" is a windows executable file so use windows.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 03:55 PM   #4
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sttw,

Feeling brave or lucky?

How to flash your motherboard BIOS from Linux:

http://www.linuxinsight.com/how-to-f...ppy-drive.html
 
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:44 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sayhello_to_the_world View Post
hello dear linux-experts


run opensuse linux version leap 42.1 on a notebook (HP 14-r103ng) with an old BIOS


Vendor: Insyde
Version: F.21


the new one

a new one Bios F.39A
http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71487.exe

question: how to install that?

love to hear from you
do you mean flashing the BIOS and not replacing the chip?

I've always looked for a dos flash then put it on a usb or sd card then flashed it off that.


HP 14-r103ng - Flashbin.exe - DOS utility to update and/or restore BIOS

Update BIOS from DOS
 
Old 01-08-2016, 06:19 AM   #6
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hello dear Ztcoracat, yancek, beachboy, BW-userx;


first of all - many many thanks for all your postings - and the hints. I am happy to see this great great community - allways very supportive.


Ztcoracat - you write:
Quote:
AFAIK you won't be able to install that on a Linux system.
Do you have Windows installed alongside your Open Suse?
...unfortuntly i do not have Windows installed alongside - if all other steps and trials will fail - then i will install Windows. But if i am able to do an BIOS update on the Linux-machine (openSuse) then i would prefer this way.


beachboy2 - you write:
Quote:
Feeling brave or lucky? How to flash your motherboard BIOS from Linux:
http://www.linuxinsight.com/how-to-f...ppy-drive.html
...i will read all your explanations - i will learn and hopefully be able to do the flashing (updating)

BW-userx: you write
Quote:
do you mean flashing the BIOS and not replacing the chip?
I've always looked for a dos flash then put it on a usb or sd card then flashed it off that.
...yes i mean flashing the BIOS - or updating it. From a old version to a new one; from Version F.21 to F.39A


love to hear from you again.;-)

now i try to get it done - and will report all the findings...

Last edited by sayhello_to_the_world; 01-08-2016 at 06:20 AM.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 01:07 PM   #7
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Why not do this,

1) Install wine, .net libs in wine.
2) run the exe, select the last option (copy image files)
3) make a usb bootable drive with a fat32 filesystem on it.
4) place files on the usb drive (key)
5) go in to your bios with it plugged in and select upgrade bios?
 
Old 01-08-2016, 01:34 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sayhello_to_the_world View Post
hello dear linux-experts
run opensuse linux version leap 42.1 on a notebook (HP 14-r103ng) with an old BIOS

Vendor: Insyde
Version: F.21

the new one a new one Bios F.39A
http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71487.exe

question: how to install that?

love to hear from you
As in MANY of your other threads over the years, DID YOU TRY READING THE INSTRUCTIONS??? There is an ENTIRE PAGE of step-by-step instructions on that same HP website, that TELLS YOU how to do this. Since you apparently can't look it up yourself:
http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/...ent/c00042629/

This thread is similar to these, isn't it???
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ly-4175555773/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...db-4175553319/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ly-4175530008/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rt-4175526479/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...at-4175529081/

...along with MANY others.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sayhello_to_the_world
first of all - many many thanks for all your postings - and the hints. I am happy to see this great great community - allways very supportive. now i try to get it done - and will report all the findings...
Sorry, just don't believe you, since you've said this MANY times, and haven't as of yet, in many other threads. Just like we always 'convince' you to read documentation, and to follow advice...then you open another thread, asking the same question, indicating you did NOT do or read anything you were given.

At what point are you going to be able to look things up for yourself, and apply things that you've been told? How many years/posts is it going to take?
 
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:16 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by TB0ne View Post
As in MANY of your other threads over the years, DID YOU TRY READING THE INSTRUCTIONS??? There is an ENTIRE PAGE of step-by-step instructions on that same HP website, that TELLS YOU how to do this. Since you apparently can't look it up yourself:
http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/...ent/c00042629/

This thread is similar to these, isn't it???
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ly-4175555773/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...db-4175553319/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ly-4175530008/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rt-4175526479/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...at-4175529081/

...along with MANY others.

Sorry, just don't believe you, since you've said this MANY times, and haven't as of yet, in many other threads. Just like we always 'convince' you to read documentation, and to follow advice...then you open another thread, asking the same question, indicating you did NOT do or read anything you were given.

At what point are you going to be able to look things up for yourself, and apply things that you've been told? How many years/posts is it going to take?
some people just need attenton, neglect is abuse too.
 
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:36 PM   #10
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some people just need attenton, neglect is abuse too.
There are many places to go for attention...this isn't one of them. Read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature.

If posters aren't going to show ANY effort of their own, ignore advice time and time again, never follow up, etc., then they're not really contributing to the community; they're spammers. If you want to give the poster 'attention', feel free to email the OP, and enjoy.
 
Old 01-08-2016, 02:51 PM   #11
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Mine simply had an .iso, here is a link: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/...ent/c00042629/

Edit: whoops TB0ne already put it... :redface:

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Old 01-09-2016, 12:13 AM   #12
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.unfortuntly i do not have Windows installed alongside - if all other steps and trials will fail - then i will install Windows. But if i am able to do an BIOS update on the Linux-machine (openSuse) then i would prefer this way.
I'm not sure if installing Windows is the answer just to flash your BIOS.
-::-It's really best to read the documentation and links that our Guru TB0ne posted for you.-::-

After skimming through the first link that TB0ne posted for you in post #8 it's looking like you will have to install Windows in order to perform a BIOS flash.
Otherwise read the Open Suse link I posted and see if that will work.

That way you will have knowledge to move forward and you'll have less of a chance of surprises along the way.

Make absolutely sure that the BIOS flash/update that you will be doing is exactly for your machine and exact motherboard. Otherwise it a bad BIOS Flash could render you machine to a non-operative state.

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 01-09-2016 at 12:26 AM.
 
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:17 AM   #13
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You might want to read this as well.
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:How_update_your_bios
 
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:20 AM   #14
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If posters aren't going to show ANY effort of their own, ignore advice time and time again, never follow up, etc., then they're not really contributing to the community; they're spammers.
You won't get any friction from me on that TB0ne; I completely agree.
 
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:51 AM   #15
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My personal experience.
So far I remember, I updated a BIOS 2 Times the last 5 years via http://www.biosflash.de/bios-update-anleitung.htm
a) first time I ordered a new flashed chip (my AMD K6-III box)
b) second time I got a burned CD with a programm to load automatically the bios at start (my HP7100)
 
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