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#1 2019-07-28 23:00:05

LeftyAce
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Registered: 2012-08-18
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X1 Carbon 6th Gen BIOS Update Problem

Hi all,

I have a 6th gen X1 Carbon (type 20KH), and I'm attempting to update the BIOS, following the instructions here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Le … 6)#Updates

First I attempted to use fwupdmgr get-updates, but it returns nothing.
Then I attempted a manual install. I downloaded the .cab file from lenovo's website, and run fwupdmgr:

$ fwupdmgr install n23et63w.cab 
Decompressing…           [***************************************]
No supported devices found

I believe I'm booting in legacy BIOS mode (and I'm running Grub). Any idea how to diagnose this?

-Lefty

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#2 2019-08-10 18:07:38

peterjohnhartman
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Re: X1 Carbon 6th Gen BIOS Update Problem

Same here.

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#3 2019-08-10 19:58:46

d_fajardo
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Re: X1 Carbon 6th Gen BIOS Update Problem

According to this fwupd page, legacy mode is not supported.

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#4 2019-08-11 17:43:00

LeftyAce
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Registered: 2012-08-18
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Re: X1 Carbon 6th Gen BIOS Update Problem

Thanks for the reply, d_fajardo. Is there a way to update the bios from legacy mode? I believe the only way to switch to UEFI mode is to reinstall arch...

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#5 2019-08-12 05:20:48

d_fajardo
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Re: X1 Carbon 6th Gen BIOS Update Problem

You can try the old fashioned way of doing i via USB. I found this page that might be of a guide. Just be careful with any BIOS update. I've bricked a motherboard once doing it.
If I were you, I would take the time to switch to UEFI. I personally feel it's the modern setup but that's a personal opinion.

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