[clug] can upgrading ubuntu kill your bios?

Bryan Kilgallin kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Mon Jan 21 08:19:37 UTC 2019


> I have a colleague who recently upgraded his Dell XPS13 laptop from
> Ubuntu 18.04 to 18.10 and, as part of the process, it seemed to
> attempt to update the BIOS.

I use Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS.

> I have never heard of a Linux distro, let alone Ubuntu, wanting to
> update the BIOS.


> Something apparently went wrong during the BIOS flashing and now the
> laptop is a brick.

Perhaps a technician could look at it.


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