If you have Windows on your Think Pad you can just boot into it and follow instructions on the Lenovo website. Follow these steps: Use "geteltorito" to extract the update image from ISO image, downloaded from Lenovo's drivers page.Updating the BIOS in Linux (with few exceptions) is not officially supported by Lenovo. By following any of the instructions here you are accepting the very real risk of turning your Think Pad into a big expensive paper weight, as a firmware update gone wrong can create unfix-able problems. A user on Notebook Review named 'Middleton' made these alternative BIOSes to enable SATA2 on certain Thinkpad models (X61/T61/R61/X300). Write the extracted image to a USB Flash drive using dd.Press "Enter" when you have highlighted the update file.EZ Flash will check the contents of the file to be sure it matches the current system.Asus is one such company, using an interface that they call EZ Flash, which can boot the PC to a level capable of reading from a CD or USB flash drive to update the BIOS quickly and easily.The M2N-MX is one such motherboard that has EZ Flash. Rename the resultant file in the "8.3" format, where the file name is eight characters or fewer and the extension is three characters. Wait for EZ Flash to finish checking the current system BIOS.Nota: em sistemas de 11G, 12G e 13G, é recomendável atualizar o Lifecycle Controller (LCC) e o Controlador de acesso remoto integrado da Dell (i DRAC) antes de usar essas imagens.Caso contrário, nenhuma atualização pode ser feita devido a um firmware antigo do LCC.
If you do not encounter any system instability or bugs with the current BIOS version, we suggest that you keep it.
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.
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As late as the year 2000, updating the BIOS of your motherboard was a risky endeavor that could only be done with a floppy disk and drive, and required knowledge of the DOS prompt and command line syntax.
In order to ease things, motherboard manufacturers started to incorporate simpler means of updating the BIOS without needing a floppy disk or drive.