There are guides for both Ubuntu and Debian-based systems and Open SUSE systems.You can read the instructions there of course and they’re very good but here’s the process I went through on my Linux Mint 6 system: The important bit to note is the “System Id” line, you’ll need this to make sure you get the right firmware from the Dell site.If unsure, check with your Dell support representative before doing this.
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Today I’d like to tell you about my experience of upgrading the BIOS on my Dell m1330 under Linux.
Regular readers of this site will already know that the m1330 notebook is my main machine at the moment.
The very last thing you need to do is reboot your machine to complete the update, the easiest thing to do is simply type sudo reboot into the terminal you have open.
Make sure you’ve saved any files you have open in other programs as this will obviously close everything and reboot the system.
In my case this was 0x0209 but yours may be different, don’t worry if it is.