So far so good, but you will notice that the download is a Windows executable.
Just as this cannot be run under Ubuntu (or any other Linux), .
In Ubuntu you can check the BIOS version with the following two commands: You need information about your computer's hardware when querying the manufacturer's website.
This is in spite of anything it may say on the download page about being compatible with earlier versions of Windows; using any legacy DOS-type environment the runs, but exits without doing anything except printing out an annoying message. And how do we do that on a single-boot Ubuntu machine (or even a computer running legacy Windows, like XP)?
The key ingredient at this point is a Windows 7 Repair Disk.
I chose to make one on my Ubuntu machine, using a copy of Windows 7 running in Virtual Box, adapting the instructions for making a rescue disk from this web site.
The good news is that it does not seem to matter which version of Windows 7 the Repair Disk is obtained from.
edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure.
Windows 10 offers a wide range of built-in screen capture options.To update the BIOS I downloaded the required from Dell.Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office, including Windows 7 Inside Out (2009) and Office 2013 Inside Out (2013).See : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Flashing_BIOS_from_Linux I wanted to update BIOS on Dell Inspiron 1525 recently. is dead and should not be used, according to dell -- "OBSOLETE!If this is not easy to read, the information can be obtained in the following way: 1) Install libsmbios: with the key information in the BIOS version, the System ID, the Service Tag, and the Express Service Code.