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problem updating bios

#1 Post by retired » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:17 pm

My t-60 needs a bios update to upgrade the processor. I'm running MX Linux and don't have access to windows. I've tried to use Geteltorito but it didn't work - any suggestions ?

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Re: problem updating bios

#2 Post by pillboxhunter » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:13 pm

burn the iso to a cd and boot from that - use the burn image to disk setting don't just copy the file or it won't work.
Brasero looks like it would do the job.

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Re: problem updating bios

#3 Post by m11k » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:14 pm

geteltorito worked for me last time I needed to do a BIOS upgrade on my **30 series laptops, but I haven't tried it to upgrade the BIOS on a T60. I do seem to recall some issues getting USB to boot to install the Middleton BIOS on my T61. I had to dig out a CD-R and burn the ISO using cdrecord. That should work if you have any recordable CDs and a CD burner.

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Re: problem updating bios

#4 Post by retired » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:12 pm

yep - tried everything to get the usb to work - got stubborn and tried everything again - gave up - burnt a cd and fixed it in a few minutes - duh !

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Re: problem updating bios

#5 Post by cadillacmike68 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:48 pm

I always use CDs to update the BIOS. pretty good luck so far...
600, 600X
760LD FUBARd
T21 2647 T22 2647 1@ 1GHz SXGA+ 4 more; T23 2647 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+ 3 more
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T41 T42 T43
T61 8897 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898 2.4Ghz; 6463 2@ WSXGA+; 7658 2.5GHz; T61p; 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 W530

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