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    Update bios DELL INSPIRON 1545

    Hello, how can I update the bios of my DELL INSPIRON 1545 in Ubuntu? Thanks!

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    Re: Update bios DELL INSPIRON 1545

    Go to the Dell support site and follow the links to Downloads for your computer.

    Their site should have directions.

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    Re: Update bios DELL INSPIRON 1545

    "The file 1545_A14.EXE is using the Hard Drive format and is designed to be directly executed from Windows environments." Ok, I don't have Windows, what do I do in this case? There is no support there for linux users that's why I'm asking here.

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    Re: Update bios DELL INSPIRON 1545

    The sad fact of the matter is you probably can't easily update the bios. As you've seen they only support windows, and trying to run a BIOS flash utility in wine is risky. You could try e-mailing Dell, otherwise you'll have to install windows just for that one task. :/

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    Re: Update bios DELL INSPIRON 1545

    Quote Originally Posted by ks07 View Post
    The sad fact of the matter is you probably can't easily update the bios. As you've seen they only support windows, and trying to run a BIOS flash utility in wine is risky. You could try e-mailing Dell, otherwise you'll have to install windows just for that one task. :/
    Unfortunately, installing windows just for the bios is what you may end up having to do.

    If you need help with that, PM me- I have access to Windows software through my membership with IEEE.
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    Re: Update bios DELL INSPIRON 1545

    I have a inspiron 1545 but i have never tried to flash bios. You can build a Windows LiveCD with WinBuild on another computer or using virtual machine and try to flash it.

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    Re: Update bios DELL INSPIRON 1545

    Hi all,
    As a newbie, I've run into some confusion on that thread, and there isn't a discussion there. The directions ask me to download the bios.hdr file for this machine, but it doesn't say where to put it so that the bios updater can find it. Any ideas?

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    Re: Update bios DELL INSPIRON 1545

    Create a bootable USB stick with Unetbootin and install Freedos.
    Copy the .exe file to the USB stick and boot from it.
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