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Old 15th February 2012, 08:21 PM
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How to upgrade BIOS? (Toshiba Sattelite/F16)

Hello there!

While trying to resolve my problem on CPUscaling(in another thread), i thought that mabye a BIOS update
might help my problem.
But,everything stops here...

I've searched the Toshiba website,and only found something for Ubuntu,and a totally different laptop than mine.
I've altso searched here,and couldnt find anything :/

The Laptop:
Toshiba Sattelite C660D-11K (Only sold in Norway&Sweden)
Fedora 16 (custom kernel due to CPUscaling bug)

Every solution I could find,related to Windows-users,and thats no help for me :/

BIOS update guide i found for UBUNTU at the Toshiba site:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB9902P80000R01.htm

General BIOS udate guide for Windows users:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9502M10000R01.htm

Files for this laptop at the Toshiba site:
http://nordic.computers.toshiba-euro...rvice=ND#tab3;

Is it possible to upgrade via USB og DVD/CD? Cannot find any information about this anywhere!
If so,what files do I have to put on the stick/disk?
I really hope someone can help me here.
Thanks in advace
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Old 16th February 2012, 06:01 PM
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Re: How to upgrade BIOS? (Toshiba Sattelite/F16)

The best way to do a BIOS update is on a windows installation, probably not linux.When it comes to BIOS, you need to have the right software for the right OS.
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Old 17th February 2012, 05:00 PM
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Re: How to upgrade BIOS? (Toshiba Sattelite/F16)

Your mileage may vary

Ok, so install the syslinux package. Very important.

Get from Dell, the biosdisk package. http://linux.dell.com/biosdisk/archive/

* The mkimage action will create a floppy image on the user's hard drive. Usage is the following:

biosdisk mkimage path/to/.exe

After creating the image, move it to /boot
copy memdisk from the syslinux package to /boot

for GRUB add AS AN EXAMPLE the following:

title E6500A22.img
root (hd0,0)
kernel /memdisk floppy c=8 s=32 h=64
initrd /E6500A22.img

for GRUB2 add AS AN EXAMPLE to /etc/grub.d/40_custom
(Make sure that the --set=root matches the other entries so the UUID is correct)

menuentry "BIOS E6500A27" {
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 08e757a9-bf74-4ed6-82f1-a017f83b3870
linux16 /memdisk
initrd16 /E6500A27.img
}

then run
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

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