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Post BIOS update without Windows
Hi,

Could not find instruction for BIOS update for the fitpc4 without Windows.
Is it possible with Linux ?

Thanks.


Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:08 pm
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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
Press F2 during boot to enter BIOS setup utility.
Set 1st boot priority to USB HDD and save & exit.
The fit-PC4 will boot to DOS from the USB device.
Type flash.bat
Wait until a "BIOS is updated successfully" message appears.
Disconnect the USB device and reboot.

You can also install Linux.

Enjoy :)

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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
Not really answering my question but thanks anyway.


Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:56 pm
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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
BIOS update procedure is OS invariant.
Please refer here:
http://www.fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Fit-PC4_BIOS_Update


Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:41 am

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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
I've read that page and unless I'm missing something, windows is required in order to prepare the bootable USB flash device.


Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:50 am
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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
You can prepare it on any other computer.


Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:55 am

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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
Thanks, you mean any other computer that's running Windows... I was looking for a way to update the BIOS without borrowing or buying Windows.
Surely someone at CompuLab has an easy solution for that?


Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:14 pm
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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
Hi,
Code:
sudo apt-get install flashrom
sudo flashrom -w bios-fp4.bin -p internal:laptop=force_I_want_a_brick

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Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:48 am
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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
Thank, that's what I was looking for. Now I just need the courage to type the scary option :o


Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:51 pm
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Post Re: BIOS update without Windows
It is probably a bit late in the day but I used an XP version of windows in VirtualBox.
You may be able to use PlayonLinux but I have not tried that.

My bios seems to be 'bug'gered so I may be trying it soon!


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Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:07 pm
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