[ltp] General question on BIOS update

Yves Dorfsman linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 07:10:51 -0700

Christoph Bier wrote:
> browsing ThinkWiki I found the suggestion to always have an up-to-date 
> BIOS. My wife's R60 is about two years old and hasn't seen any BIOS 
> update since then. Is updating safe according to functionality under 
> Linux? I'm not sure because on my new X200s thinkpad_ec doesn't load so 
> I can not benefit from tp_smapi. But on my wife's TP it works like a 
> charm. I'm afraid of breaking this functionality by updating the BIOS.

How does one upgrade the BIOS on a Thinkpad ?

When I looked into it, Lenovo/IBM provided a Windows executable. Does that 
mean that if you do not have a version of Windows, does that mean you cannot 
upgrade ?