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Old 10-31-2013, 12:06 AM   #1
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Question Need help updating BIOS on DELL Inspiron E1705


Hey on my Dell inspiron e1705 i want to updat bios so i can boot from usb but from the dell website i comes in a .exe file and im on debian so i cant run it.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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You need to provide a bootable dos disk with the .exe file on it. You should be able to do this with a CD-ROM drive
 
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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Like in this howto.
http://www.nenie.org/misc/flashbootcd.html
 
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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I use grub-imageboot
to boot a floppy image

Quote:
boot iso, harddisk and floppy images with grub2 and syslinux memdisk

This package installs a grub hook which integrates iso, harddisk and floppy
images into the grub menu.

memdisk can't boot every image see
http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/MEMDISK for its limitations.
'drop' your images in /boot/images/ ( configured in /etc/defaults/grub-imageboot )
and run update-grub2

this is on Debian, may differ with rpm or 'other' based distros

Of course, the trick is to get working images for use in /boot/images/
if you get stuck I can look further into it for you.
 
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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Where did you see errata that suggested that usb would become a bootable source with a bios update? No dell documents that I read suggested that.
 
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:41 AM   #6
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Never mind it could boot usb but it did not show that in the f12 menu so i had to change it in the Bios but thanks for replying
 
Old 11-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for the solution and updating it. Glad you solved it.

(I wouldn't have guessed that answer by the way)
 
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Ya your are very welcome
 
  


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