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Re: [opensuse] Upgrading the BIOS - A THANK YOU
On 27/04/12 00:22, Basil Chupin wrote:
Yesterday I picked up from the store all the bits from which to create a new magical computer - which I will be so doing in the next 12 hours or so.

There is an upgrade available to the BIOS on the motherboard - which the installation instructions suggest be done.

However, the darn upgrade file is an *.exe file. I have "unarched" this file and it contains a *bat, an *exe and the actual BIOS upgrade file.

I have never applied a BIOS upgrade while using Linux, and the last time I did apply a BIOS upgrade was some 9 years ago under XP.

The question therefore is: how do I apply this BIOS upgrade when I install openSUSE (12.1)?

Thanks for any hints/comments.


I thank everyone who responded to my question. I have learnt quite a bit about the subject now. The 2 URLs provided by Felix and Ismael are particularly interesting.

What I decided to do is to populate the new box with the bits and get the oS running and then think about flashing the BIOS. I have looked at the change log and I am not sure now that I really need to flash it - but I may be wrong and only time will tell (when something doesn't want to work correctly). "If it ain't broke don't fix it" comes to mind.....

To the question about which motherboard it is, it is a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 with an Award BIOS.

Once again, Thank you all.


A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its
pants on.
Sir Winston Churchill

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