[clug] can upgrading ubuntu kill your bios?
Stephen.Gibson at anu.edu.au
Tue Jan 22 03:16:10 UTC 2019
There appears to be quite a few web reports of Dell BIOS updates
bricking XPS 13's. Probably not Ubuntu's fault.
If worst comes to worst, as a final option, you can flash the BIOS chip,
using a Raspberry Pi and pomona clip.
e.g. Instructions for a Lenovo here (ignore the part about compiling and
writing a coreboot image):
I successfully flashed a 'bricked' Lenovo E530. The hardest part, apart
from physical access to the BIOS chip, was extracting the 4Mb BIOS image
from the manufacturer 'BIOS' executable.
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