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Default A04 bios with 10.6.1 Can I use other PC to upgrade bios to AO5? - 10-10-2009, 11:15 AM

My Mini 10v arrived yesterday with A06 bios. Successfully downgraded to A04 using DOS.

Installed 10.6.1 without a hitch using meklort's NBI, now Snow Leopard is running great!

I was wondering is it worth upgrading BIOS to A05?

If so would this work:
1.) Download the DOS upgrade to A05 and copy it to a bootable USB stick.
2.) Boot from stick into DOS and upgrade to A05.

Anyone done this? Will it mess with my Snow Leopard install in any way?
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Default 10-10-2009, 02:21 PM

Yes, you can do the BIOS upgrade that way. I can't comment on how it will affect SL.


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Default 10-10-2009, 03:16 PM

A05 here with SL and 10v. Absolutely no issues, I installed by pulling the drive and using my Mac


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Default 10-10-2009, 03:19 PM

I thought with A05 you could install with NBI using normal method (8gb flash drive or ext hdd)
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Default 10-10-2009, 03:55 PM

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I thought with A05 you could install with NBI using normal method (8gb flash drive or ext hdd)
Yes, that is my understanding. I chose to use the external drive method. Just confirming to you that there is no issue with A05 and SL.


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Default 10-10-2009, 04:15 PM

Many thanks
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Default Dos a05? - 10-14-2009, 12:57 AM

I thought the A05 was a win bios... I only see 2 options on the dell page, DOS A04 and Win A05.
I'd been planning to do the A05, but second guessing now that I've read a bit more.
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Default 10-14-2009, 02:55 PM

I don't know why Dell has not provided a DOS installer for A05.


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