Updating bios in ubuntu
I assume that most of the Windows related stuff in the package is just a GUI warnings for average Windows users.
Or the file that ends with extension, which after some small googling has something important to do with the bios image.
Flashing the BIOS can be pretty risky if you don't understand what's going on. It sounds like a major waist of time, especially since the won't work in DOS.
On the second thought, perhaps it's a thingly camouflaged attempt to brick the machine.
I mean, do I really need all the files that are included in the HP package?
If so, then I guess it is no-go for Free Dos due to the above reasons.
Once booted into Free DOS, you can load the self-extracting flashing package and then run the installer.
Yes, they can be non-cumulative so you might need to flash them sequentially. If so, then could I just download the HP bios updates from within PE instead of adding them to the iso image?
The HP bios package is a archive available at: Category?
os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5144736#N858 ( Category? os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5144736#N858) Once sp60715is extracted it contains the following files: 03385Atp Timer Fls Hook Fls FWUpd Insyde iscflashx64xerces-c_2_7The instructions that I am using for the BIOS upgrade are: upgraded my Acer Extensa by making a Fat32 partition, installing a Free DOS to it and adding the appropriate GRUB entries.
This HP Envy machine has some issues with fan control and some other defects that might be fixed in the new bios.
I have also ran into a possible kernel bug, but before it is investigated any further the bios needs to updgarded to the latest: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ source/linux/ bug/1173741 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ source/linux/ bug/1173741) Anyhow, it is certainly a good question if all this is worth it.
So, I am now trying to create a bootable Freedos USB or a CD, but the problem is that HP package does not fit in the Freedos image.