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A little about libsmbios and firmware-tools.

BIOS and Firmware Updates

The firmware-tools project provides easy method of BIOS and firmware update.

Packages for firmware-tools and firmware-addon-dell for Debian and Ubuntu are under construction. Here is the main firmware-tools page: BIOS and Firmware Updates

You can manually update your BIOS using the dellBiosUpdate program in libsmbios with these instructions.

BIOS and Firmware Updates from a Fedora LiveCD

Here are instructions for generating a Fedora LiveCD that also contains all the Dell BIOS and firmware packages, and firmware-tools applications used for performing the update.

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