Updating bios in Dell..Ubuntu

I just love the way linux has evolved. I find it very usable than Windows 7. Especially the network part is screwed up in Windows 7 and just doesn’t work when you plug a LAN after your system is up. That really sucks.

Now on the Dell Inspiron 14R machine, i had a few issues of intermittent hang, so i sought out to update my bios. It turns out that dell has a repository and a script to update the firmware. Voila..

rammukund@kishproject:~$ sudo -s
[sudo] password for rammukund:

root@kishproject:/tmp# wget -q -o - http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash

root@kishproject:/tmp# apt-get install  firmware-addon-dell firmware-tools
Reading package lists... Done

root@kishproject:/tmp# apt-get install $(bootstrap_firmware -a)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package pci-firmware-ven-0x8086-dev-0x0126-subven-0x1028-subdev-0x04c1

root@kishproject:/tmp# update_firmware

Running system inventory...

Searching storage directory for available BIOS updates...
Checking System BIOS for Dell System Inspiron N4110 - A09
Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

This system does not appear to have any updates available.
No action necessary.
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