Updating bios on my Dell Inspiron 1464

Posted on June 12, 2010

Though Dell claims to support bios updates in Linux via their libsmbios project, it  doesn’t work with recent laptops. It is impossible to get a hdr file since the bios updates come only in a WinPhlash format, which requires a Windows installation. After digging the internet for some time, I finally came across this post, and this is how I upgraded my Inspiron 1464 bios from A04 to A08 :-)