I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a vista laptop, but Dell is providing the BIOS update in .exe format currently my bios version is A09 but on the driver download site the latest version of bios is A011.
I have tried reading about BIOS on Wikipedia and other websites, but I couldn't understand much. Can anyone please tell me what is BIOS and why do we need it? Also is BIOS present in every electronic device or just computers and smart phones?
With the release of 14.04.1 just around the corner, I ask if I need to upgrade my BIOS from 2009. My 12.04 has never been able to power down the computer. The most recent BIOS from the motherboard's maker is 2011. I don't expect anyone to know much about BIOSs. I see reports at Sourceforge and other places that this is pretty common with older BIOSs. Anybody know what to do?
I am D/Ling the latest bios (v3401) from asus.com, unzipping and burning it to DVD-R (what a waste :( I wish I had a USB key :/), loading up EZ Bios 2 from the Bios and when I pick my BIN file it tells me it can't read it! any ideas as to what I must do now? Any more fool-proof windows based method I'd love that rather than having to waste these DVDs :( it's so not green.
BIOS is written in Assembly language and a machine can only understand Binaries. BIOS is the first program which is loaded into memory when the system starts. What compiles BIOS to generate a binary file?