I am trying to update the bios on my vostro 430, to try to fix the noise issue.
There is no windows on that machine, and the only update file
available SYEO-202.exe is of course a windows one, which is not usable
The ubuntu solution documented on the net does not work, because (I
guess) the firmware is not on the repository. If we look at
http://linux.dell.com/repo/ the last update has been done in 2009, but
the new bios has been released in 2010.
So is there a solution to get the hdr/rom file? From there it should
be possible to manage a bios upgrade, but the rom is hidden somewhere
in the depth of exe file, which I cannot access.