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How to upgrade Dell Latitude laptop BIOS using Ubuntu 8.04 Linux (Hardy Heron)

This should work with any Dell Latitude laptop but YMMV.

wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi > dell_bootstrap.sh
sudo bash dell_bootstrap.sh
sudo aptitude install firmware-addon-dell firmware-tools
sudo aptitude install $(sudo bootstrap_firmware -a)
sudo update_firmware --yes

After upgrading the BIOS, you will need to perform a warm reboot (System -> Quit -> Restart). You don’t need to boot into Windows to upgrade the BIOS 🙂

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  1. MrPage says:

    Neat!
    Where did you find this information?
    Will this work on any Dell (servers included) or just Latitudes?

  2. I got it from Dell TechSupport. It should work with any Dell PC. 🙂 I would imagine that servers would be included but am not certain.

  3. This currently does not work with Ubuntu 9.10. Let’s hope Dell updates their repository soon.

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