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Default BIOS Flash - 04-11-2009, 09:18 PM

If I BIOS flash my dell mini9 (ubuntu) with A05 does it fill in the flash fixes from A01-A04?
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Default Re: BIOS Flash - 04-11-2009, 10:24 PM

BIOS updates don't need to be installed in order. Just install the best/newest one.


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Default Re: BIOS Flash - 04-14-2009, 04:56 PM

How does one tell which BIOS they are running? I jsut go tmy ubuntu mini yesterday and I'm assuming it has the latest BIOS, but I'm not sure.
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Default Re: BIOS Flash - 04-14-2009, 05:21 PM

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How does one tell which BIOS they are running? I jsut go tmy ubuntu mini yesterday and I'm assuming it has the latest BIOS, but I'm not sure.
Reboot and hit "2" (I think) when the Dell logo shows up to enter BIOS setup. The current BIOS version should be prominently listed somewhere.


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Default Re: BIOS Flash - 04-20-2009, 06:30 PM

I found an easier way to check the BIOS version in Linux. Run "sudo getSystemId" in a terminal. You'll get a listing with your BIOS version, Express Service Tag, and other info.

If "getSystemId" isn't already installed, install the "libsmbios-bin" package via the Synaptic package manager, or via "sudo apt-get install libsmbios-bin" in a terminal.


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