It is always best to fully review all documentation from the vendor regarding BIOS updates before proceeding. However, as a courtesy to the Ubuntu Community, information has been collected here that others have successfully used to update their BIOS.
This is due to how the results of terminal commands can either be too vague, or provide incorrect results for the computer due to the vendor not coding or properly documenting the information. Reviewing installation instructions To ensure the best results, one should review all documentation from the vendor. One would want to take note of the settings prior to updating, in case the desired settings do become changed, or the new feature would have an undesirable impact. If the BIOS update either adjusts or removes it, one may restore it to its intended location, for example, via live environment.
Please search the Asus website for instructions. In the dialog select the. For more on Dell specific procedures, please see here.
If one uses any browser in Windows, the tab did not show up. To work around this problem, one may change the URL from: Instead, one has to go lower in the page and click the button "Software and Drivers" and then click the button "Go".
They are presented in the order one should utilize them: A self-contained bootable ISO environment. There are instances where one may not update via the Windows. Hence, it is recommended to try this first. Windows only executable file. In certain circumstances, the Windows only executable file may not work.
However, the ThinkVantage System Update has a different update implementation, that may work when the Windows only executable file does not. Take note of the exact model e. Take note of the currently installed BIOS version e. Take note of any changed configuration as these will all be reset to defaults.
Search MSI's website for the exact model if you can't find it, try to create an account and register your device via its serial number from inside the battery compartment. Reboot into BIOS and start the update by selecting the file e. If after the update Ubuntu isn't starting and instead fails with a red failure dialog, check the boot options in your BIOS e.
However, if one has a Samsung computer with Ubuntu installed, one may find what the latest BIOS version is by executing at a terminal: Windows Evaluation One may utilize an evaluation copy of Windows from here to update when one may only use Windows.
Request or download Windows recovery media from the vendor, so one may utilize it for an update.