Ubuntu Bios update for Dell Vostro 430

I have a Dell Vostro 430 with an old BIOS (2.0.1). This BIOS has a annoying bug with detecting incorrect temperatures…. Details here

I tried updating the every way suggested by Dell or the community for Linux users:

My system ID is 0x02EC, and there simply was no “system_bios_ven_0x1028_dev_0x02EC…” here http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bios-hdrs/

In the end the solution was simple.

4 thoughts on “Ubuntu Bios update for Dell Vostro 430

  1. P.S. I had to select “2”, and not “3” for “FreeDos Live CD with HIMEM” (without EMM386).

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