bios.hdr bios file for system id 0x0201 version0.7 (Dell Latitude D430
I am running Ubuntu on my refurbished machine and it runs really great, but since it's linux, there is no official support and I want to see if a BIOS update will enable it to go beyond 2GB of RAM. Can anyone help? Someone told me of this link, where you can download a .hdr file and there is a way to install a BIOS update through (Ubuntu). It is Index of /repo/firmware/bios-hdrs, but there is no version 0.7 but is one for version a07, which I really doubt is the same thing.
from the source of information:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install smbios-utils
Then, get the System ID:
You will get an output like this: (from my Dell Optiplex 760)
Libsmbios version: 2.2.28
Product Name: OptiPlex 760
Vendor: Dell Inc.
BIOS Version: A12
System ID: 0x027F
Service Tag: 860774J
Express Service Code: xxxxxxxxxxx
Property Ownership Tag:
You will only need the System ID,
go to Index of /repo/firmware/bios-hdrs and search for the System ID.
There will be multiple choices, get the one with the BIOS version you want.
Click on it and download the bios.hdr file.
To install the BIOS file, we have to activate the dell update service, (if there is no output, the service is activated)
sudo modprobe dell_rbu
Tell the update tool what to do:
sudo dellBiosUpdate -u -f /place/where/the/bios/is/bios.hdr
You are ready now and can restart the computer. The new BIOS will be installed at the first boot, this can take some time (it took me 5 minutes).
This way, you donít have to struggle with a floppy disk or a Windows installation.