flashrom tries to detect if a machine is a laptop, but not all laptops follow the standard, so this is not 100% reliable. package.
Find out if your motherboard and chipset (internal) is supported by flashrom at this website.
Using CD, upgrade is possible from BIOS menu using 'Firmware Upgrade' without using below tools. Make sure however, that you always get the BIOS executable and NOT the Windows executable.
You then have one of several options: create a floppy, create a dd floppy image, create a user-installable distribution-specific package (e.g.
Before updating BIOS, it is highly recommended that you backup your data from your system. You can use serial number to search on Gateways website for drivers. In the Run dialogue box that appears, type cmd and press the Enter key.
To update your BIOS on your Gateway computer/laptop, you will first have to check which is the current version of BIOS on your system. In the run window dialog box, type msinfo32 and press Enter. In that window, make sure the title “System Summary” is selected in the left pane. In the black cmd window, type the following command: wmic bios get serialnumber Press Enter to run the command.
It is designed to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware/option ROM images on mainboards, network/graphics/storage controller cards, and various programmer devices.
Warning: If you have a laptop/notebook/netbook, please do NOT try flashrom because interactions with the EC on these machines might crash your machine during flashing.This article aims on providing information on flashing your system BIOS under Linux.Most manufacturers provide a Windows executable or a BIOS executable that can only be run under Windows.By far the easiest way to make a bootable Free DOS USB Stick is using ).Then, after mounting the flash drive, select under distribution Free DOS and your mounted stick.Now download latest BIOS version by the page shown in Method 1.