[SATLUG] updating the bios in Fedora 12

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Mar 23 18:37:05 CDT 2010


I had to upgrade the bios on my T60 so that I could install a 64bit cpu.
Thats definately a new feature.  And finally no software is bug free
even Basic Input and Output Software.

Todd

On Tue, 2010-03-23 at 17:47 -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote: 
> redpill wrote:
> > given that the BIOS is software the benefit in upgrading is the same as
> > any other piece of software...to gain new features and fix old bugs.
> > That said updating (or upgrading?) the BIOS does carry a significant
> > risk, and should not be done trivially.
> 
> What bugs?  What features?  The only function of the BIOS is to load the 
> OS.  After that, it's not used.  If it couldn't load the OS, then it 
> wouldn't have shipped.
> 
>    -- Bruce
> 
> P.S.  Please don't top post.




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