Here's everything you need to know about how to update a PC BIOS, whether traditional or the newer UEFI standard.See also: How to install Windows 7 Before you start, heed this warning: if something goes wrong during the BIOS update, your computer could be rendered useless.This article provides information about how to update all the firmware for your Dell Power Edge servers in one step via the ISO images (ISO-files) provided below.These include a small bootable Linux distribution and a collection of all firmware (repositories) for a specific server model. It’s a set of code that resides on a chip on yours system’s motherboard. Once in BIOS setup, search for “BIOS Revision” and value against it would be your BIOS version. If you have downloaded “BIOS Update Bootable CD iso” then select FAT32 in the drop down menu under File system and select ISO Image next to “Create a bootable disk using”. If F12 doesn’t’ works, it may be different for your model, you’ll have to check the way to boot from USB from Lenovo’s website.
Please contact your supplier or our distributors/resellers for further remedy in case system crashes unfortunately because of BIOS flash failure.
Updating the BIOS in Linux (with few exceptions) is not officially supported by Lenovo. By following any of the instructions here you are accepting the very real risk of turning your Think Pad into a big expensive paper weight, as a firmware update gone wrong can create unfix-able problems. A user on Notebook Review named 'Middleton' made these alternative BIOSes to enable SATA2 on certain Thinkpad models (X61/T61/R61/X300). Write the extracted image to a USB Flash drive using dd.
These Think Pads are limited to SATA1 in their BIOS even though the hardware is SATA2. "geteltorito" is available in Ubuntu (at least in Trusty, 14.04) from package "genisoimage".
Value against “System Mode” will be your exact system model. To check the version of BIOS, power on the target system and tap repeatedly F1 or F2 for some models to go into BIOS setup. Connect the USB to the target system, power it on and keeping tapping F12 until you see the Boot menu.
You can download Reimage Plus by If some reason you can’t boot into Windows and still want to update your system, then worry not, as you can do it by booting from the USB.