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[ABANDONED] Need to update BIOS
« on: August 24, 2017, 12:53:42 pm »
I have a Toshiba satellite c50-b-14d but I'm unable to update BIOS.
The file I have downloaded is from the Toshiba site and it's an EXE. I tried to install it via WINE but it would not work as it needs to install BIOS on re-boot or on a CD, which WINE says it can't do.

How can I fix this?
« Last Edit: August 28, 2017, 10:50:21 am by pooky2483 »

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Re: Need to update BIOS
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 06:44:36 pm »
If you right-click the downloaded .EXE file and select "Extract Here" you'll end up with a folder with the same name as the .EXE .. inside it you'll find an .ISO file .. this can be burned to a CDROM/DVD, and you can update your BIOS with that CD/DVD following the instructions here:
http://support.toshiba.com/support/viewContentDetail?contentId=4008267
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Re: Need to update BIOS
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 10:25:28 pm »
I've just burned a CD and then tried to stick it in the laptop and.....
NO CD/DVD drive!!!!!!

I ran K3b to check this and it reported an error... 'No Optical Drive Found'

the only other option is a USB stick, which I did try earlier but it failed to boot. I will try again as I don't think it 'burned' properly the first time.

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Re: Need to update BIOS
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 10:34:10 pm »
What can I use to burn the ISO to a USB stick as I can't do it with Brasero & K3b.

Scrub that, I just remembered I have MultiBoot installed on my desktop kubuntu. I can install it on my MultiBoot USB stick .

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Re: Need to update BIOS
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 10:45:53 pm »
The ISO is coming up read only, write protected. How can I change the ISO flags to get MultiBoot to work?

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Re: Need to update BIOS
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 11:01:37 pm »
All ISO9660 ISO's are read only (it's an image of a CDROM, and CDROM's are read-only) .. but if you read the link (and the contained README file) you'll see you need to burn it to a CD/DVD not a USB stick.

As a BIOS update (gone wrong) can irrecoverably brick your whole motherboard, don't cut corners here or attempt to modify the instructions or you'll end up with a dead system.

Also be 100% sure you are flashing the correct BIOS version or agin you'll likely brick your system.

If in ANY doubt .. DON'T DO IT.

I should also add, don't hold me responsible if this all goes horribly wrong and bricks your system .. my normal advice to people not completely comfortable with BIOS updates is .. well I don't normally give any advice, it's too risky .. In fact I have no idea why I replied to this topic, I don't normally get involved with anything that can cause unrecoverable damage ;)
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Re: Need to update BIOS
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 10:49:54 am »
It's OK, my niece has the laptop back and I couldn't do it anyway as the laptop did'nt have a CD/DVD drive fitted, only a blanking plate!

And she lives 40 (1 hr) miles away from me.

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