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Old 07-03-2020, 05:36 PM   #1
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Updating BIOS


My Dell Inspiron came with Windows 10 which I since removed and only have Linux (Mint and Fedora) on board. Dell's driver/software list marks a BIOS update as being urgent. The only thing is it is a Windows executable file and I can't find any way to up the BIOS without Windows.
 
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Is your laptop current enough to have the "firmware update" option for the bios? If so, you can download the .exe file, put it on your /boot/efi partition, then simply boot into firmware update and update it from there.
 
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Old 07-03-2020, 06:55 PM   #3
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Is your laptop current enough to have the "firmware update" option for the bios? If so, you can download the .exe file, put it on your /boot/efi partition, then simply boot into firmware update and update it from there.
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