You do not need to use MS-Windows or MS-DOS system for flashing the BIOS. Here are some good articles that explain the BIOS flashing using Linux: The author is the creator of nix Craft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting.He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. The BIOS is stored in rewritable memory, which allows you to update old BIOS firmware with a newer version. A special program provided by the computer manufacturer to update BIOS.A newer version of BIOS may fix bugs, provide improved performance and/or may support newer hardware devices such as large hard drives or SCSI / SAS disks.Updating the BIOS in Linux (with few exceptions) is not officially supported by Lenovo. By following any of the instructions here you are accepting the very real risk of turning your Think Pad into a big expensive paper weight, as a firmware update gone wrong can create unfix-able problems. A user on Notebook Review named 'Middleton' made these alternative BIOSes to enable SATA2 on certain Thinkpad models (X61/T61/R61/X300). Write the extracted image to a USB Flash drive using dd.
We are fortunate that guys at FDOS site have prepared one suitable for us.This got me really curious and then this morning they sent it over.Yes, I am also aware of Flashrom to support flashing your BIOS from Linux but this open-source program isn't officially supported by many motherboard vendors (any?Note: If your BIOS-Update tool says that no update is needed, then simply downgrade the Bios first: On Lenovo's drivers download page, the old Bios files are listed at the very bottom of the page. If you really want to do it with a floppy, some tips: BIOS, ECP, CD/DVD and Harddisk firmware disks can be booted over the network with PXELINX as part of the SYSLINUX package.A list of links to firmware downloads can be found at BIOS Upgrade Downloads for most Thinkpad models. This requires that you have a DHCP and tftp server configured and setup properly on your network, and is probably not for the faint of heart.