(Dell offers this as a possibility on their site) Some notes before starting: If your flash image is too large for a floppy, go to the Free Dos bootdisk website, and download the 10Mb hard-disk image.
This image is a full disk image, including partitions, so adding your flash utility will be a little trickier: First find the first partition (at time of writing, the first partition starts at block 63; this means that the partitions starts at offset If the mount went without errors, copy the BIOS flash utility and new BIOS image to the mounted floppy disk image.
You will probably have to unzip the archive you downloaded from your motherboard vendor site, to get to those two files.
A list of hardware currently available in stable tree can be viewed here.
This tutorial will go in depth on how to identify your motherboard, and using that information you can then update your BIOS. A new window will open up with some information on it that will look like this: 6.
If you already know what motherboard you have then you can skip to step: 71. Open up a new browser tab and search for your exact motherboard (in this case I will be using my asrock z77 extreme4)8.
From here you "should" be directed to the website of your motherboard manufacturer.9.
The app will automatically download the image for you and copy it to the drive.
Finally, you may copy everything you want to flash there (BIOS, firmwares, etc).
In this tutorial I will be using my own motherboard an asrock z77 extreme4 as an example but the process is the same! From there you should find your motherboard make sure to include make and model, the whole line of information for motherboard is what you should be using!
All these steps assume there is an installer for your BIOS, most major motherboard manufacturers will include an installer. You can find a tutorial on how to get one HERERequired Materials (How to get these will be below): 1. Your motherboard manufacturers BIOSYou can download Speccy HEREYour specific BIOS will have to be found, more on that later. Clicking the motherboard tab will show you the date of your BIOS, if later on the date matches the latest BIOS then you already have the latest BIOS installed on your computer and you can skip to step 18 7.
You can either use a GUI software manager like GNOME Software to view and apply updates, the command-line tool or the system D-Bus interface directly.