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[ale] OT (kind of):Updating a BIOS
- Subject: [ale] OT (kind of):Updating a BIOS
- From: hpassau at emory.edu (Passauer, Billy)
- Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 20:23:09 +0000
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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Maybe boot from Hiren's Boot CD and then run your BIOS updater from a flash drive?
... Billy ...
From: Ale [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Todor Fassl via Ale
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:04 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
Subject: [ale] OT (kind of):Updating a BIOS
I am looking for suggestions for running a BIOS program that must be run in Windows on a laptop currently running debian stretch.
I was trying to update a friend's Acer Aspire 5315 laptop that is running debian. The problem is that linux cannot control the fan so the system overheats and shuts down after about 10 minutes. I have reason to believe that a BIOS upgrade will fix this problem. However, the BIOS upgrade program I downloaded from the Acer web site has to be run in Windows. I tried freeDos and got the message, "This program cannot be run in DOS mode."
Anybody have experience dealing with a problem like this? Is there a way to install Windows just long enough to upgrade the BIOS? I don't have a Windows license key thingy whatever it is.
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