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Thread: How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux

  1. How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux
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    Any idea how I can update a C660 PSC0QE from linux? It runs really well, but the keyboard issue is very annoying.

  2. Re: How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux
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    You cannot update the win based BIOS in Linux!
    You have to use Windows in order to update Win-BIOS.

  3. Re: Satellite C660-108 - Slow keyboard response
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    I realise that, but other manufacturers often supply dos flash utilities, making it possible to flash using freedos. I take it toshiba have no plans to do so.

  4. Re: How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux
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    Hi

    On the Toshiba European driver page you can find only win-based BIOS versions…
    But on Toshiba US driver page I could find traditional BIOS version as well as win-based BIOS version…
    However, the C660-108 is a European notebook model and therefore you should use BIOS from Toshiba European driver page…

    The point is that BIOS update is always a sensitive procedure and updating the BIOS from windows is much safer than updating the BIOS from DOS. Why? Because WIN-based BIOS would not proceed if you would choose a wrong BIOS version and this prevent the motherboard from defect. I think this is a kind of security.

  5. Re: How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux
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    OK, so I installed Windows, but every time I run the BIOS update, it hangs on "Analyzing old and new BIOS capabilities". Any ideas?

  6. Re: How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux
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    Hi

    Are you sure you’ve got a right BIOS for the notebook model?
    Is VAP (value added package) installed?

    Here you can find a HowTo update the BIOS:
    http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=60

  7. Re: How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux
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    I've got the VAP and triple checked that it's the correct bios, but it doesn't work.

  8. Re: How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux
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    Here's the crash output:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BEX
    Application Name: winflash.exe
    Application Version: 1.1.26.0
    Application Timestamp: 4b0b90c3
    Fault Module Name: StackHash_e8ad
    Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
    Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
    Exception Offset: 02774020
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Data: 00000008
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.272.7
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: e8ad
    Additional Information 2: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863
    Additional Information 3: e8ad
    Additional Information 4: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863

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  9. Re: How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux
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    It looks like this might be a system issue.
    Maybe you should try to install the Win 7 once again.
    Check this and if you are using 32bit version, be sure that you have choose BIOS for 32bit!

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