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phreeq phreeq is offline
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Default Re: BIOS update - 10-17-2008, 02:33 AM

Funny...that's what I got...


I have no idea what I did differently, but it worked when I tried it again. The system ID is 0x02B0...but that's not an option on the page for downloading the BIOS.
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Default Re: BIOS update - 10-26-2008, 05:00 AM

Originally Posted by Hoshnasi
So I followed the link to the wiki and attempted to check for the bios updates... Is this bad?

Libsmbios:    0.13.10
Error getting the System ID   : Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Error getting the Service Tag : Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Error getting the Product Name: Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Error getting the BIOS Version: Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Error getting the Vendor      : Could not instantiate SMBIOS table.
Is Dell:      0
i get that if i don't use sudo

here is the info from my system with some information redacted.

john@korah:~/Desktop/winpflash$ sudo getSystemId
Libsmbios: 0.13.10
System ID: 0x02B0
Service Tag: REDACTED
Express Service Code: REDACTED
Product Name: Inspiron 910
BIOS Version: A00
Vendor: Dell Inc.
Is Dell: 1

As you can see i am still on A00...

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Dell Mini 9 8 gig ssd 1 gig ram .3mp cam
powerbook G4 ( needs to be refreshed still on 10.4)
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