Firmware/Systems Missing RBU

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Systems listed on this page are missing the Remote BIOS Update (RBU) mechanism in their BIOS, which is the most common method used to update Dell system BIOS under Linux. You may have success using the biosdisk project instead.



  • PowerEdge T105. An alternate install method for this system is available on


  • Vostro Desktop 400
  • Vostro Desktop 200
  • Vostro 1200
  • Vostro Notebook 1000
  • Vostro 1710


  • Dimension C521
  • Dimension E521

Inspiron Desktops

  • Inspiron 531
  • Inspiron 530

Inspiron Notebooks

  • Inspiron Mini 9
  • Inspiron Mini 12
  • Inspiron Mini 10
  • Inspiron Mini 10v


  • OptiPlex 740

Data Center Solutions

  • DCS platforms are tailored for individual customers. As such, many do not have RBU.

Emerging Markets

  • EC280
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