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RE: BIOS updates for Linux users

Yes, definitely still helpful. Thank you for posting about '-writehdrfile'; that's exactly what I needed. By the way, I happened I ran the .exe file from DOSBOX instead of Wine, and that works as well.


Another helpful tip: once you have the .HDR file, flashing the ROM is easy from Debian GNU/Linux:

sudo apt-get install smbios-utils

sudo dellBiosUpdate --update --reboot O760-A16.HDR

Note that I have it reboot immediately since otherwise the BIOS upgrade is only queued to be installed upon next reboot.


--b9

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RE: BIOS updates for Linux users

TimSmall: Do these errors upon completing the script you provided mean anything significant?

"ERROR: ld.so: object 'libesets_pac.so' from /etc/ld.so.preload cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64): ignored.

ERROR: ld.so: object 'libesets_pac.so' from /etc/ld.so.preload cannot be preloaded (wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64): ignored."

It doesn't sound right to me.