Friday, 19 September 2008

ThinkPad R52 - Firmware Update

Using Ubuntu Gutsy, updating the firmware is:
  • Download the DVD firmware - the .iso
  • Download the HDD firmware - the .iso
  • Download the BIOS firmware - the non disk version
  • Download the Embedded Controller firmware - the non disk version
The BIOS and the Embedded Controller firmware need to be made into an .iso like this:
  • cabextract {filename}
  • mkiso -b {filename.IMG} -o isoName.iso {filename.IMG}
This will give you four .iso files - burn them to disks, boot them one at a time - done.

The instructions on the IBM site say, update the BIOS before updating the Embedded Controller.

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