Updating the BIOS on a Dell PC isn't as straight forward on Linux as it is Windows. No running a
.exe file here. It is still really easy though.
- Format USB using FAT
- Download BIOS update and copy to USB
- F12 on boot for options
- Boot to
BIOS Flash Update
To get BIOS info, run
[email protected] ~> sudo dmidecode [sudo] password for damonj: # dmidecode 3.2 # dmidecode 3.2 Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs. SMBIOS 3.0.0 present. Table at 0x000E74A0. Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes BIOS Information Vendor: Dell Inc. Version: 1.4.0 Release Date: 05/25/2018 Address: 0xF0000 Runtime Size: 64 kB ROM Size: 16 MB Characteristics: PCI is supported PNP is supported BIOS is upgradeable BIOS shadowing is allowed Boot from CD is supported Selectable boot is supported EDD is supported Japanese floppy for NEC 9800 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h) 5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h) 3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h) 3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h) Print screen service is supported (int 5h) 8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h) Serial services are supported (int 14h) Printer services are supported (int 17h) ACPI is supported USB legacy is supported Smart battery is supported BIOS boot specification is supported Function key-initiated network boot is supported Targeted content distribution is supported UEFI is supported BIOS Revision: 1.4 Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes System Information Manufacturer: Dell Inc. Product Name: XPS 13 9370 Version: Not Specified Serial Number: 2NGNVP2 UUID: 4c4c4544-004e-4710-804e-b2c04f565032 Wake-up Type: Power Switch SKU Number: 07E6 Family: XPS . . . .
Yes this does need updating. I'm doing it next. :)