Thursday, September 4, 2008

Upgrading Dell BIOS through Ubuntu

Repository/firmware - DellLinuxWiki
For Ubuntu systems, be sure the Universe section is enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list, then do:

# set up repos
wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash
aptitude install firmware-addon-dell
aptitude install $(bootstrap_firmware -a)
update_firmware


Following these instructions didn't work for me. It looks like the bootstrap.cgi script is removing a temporary apt repository file from /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dell-software-temp-bootstrap.list

At any rate if you install these 2 debs the instructions should work.


i386

amd64 (both Intel and AMD 64 bit processors)

        <a href="http://linux.dell.com/repo/dists/hardy/dell-software/binary-amd64/dell-firmware-repository_1-2_all.deb">dell-firmware-repository_1-2_all.deb</a><br />        <a href="http://linux.dell.com/repo/dists/hardy/dell-software/binary-amd64/dell-software-repository_1-2_all.deb">dell-software-repository_1-2_all.deb</a>