BIOS BETA UPDATE 1.06RC04

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  1. evaloverde

    evaloverde Administrator Staff Member

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    Ciao guys,
    we're working on a BIOS update aimed to improve known issues you guys have requested to solve.

    What I'm about to link is not an official release, but a release candidate (RC from now on) for you guys to test. You may incur into issues, so please keep that in mind before installing it. You can choose to go back to the previous release if you choose after installation, so if something goes wrong we got you covered.

    Direct link to the update: https://udoo.org/download/files/UDOO_BOLT/UEFI_update/UDOOBOLT_C40-UEFI_Update_rel106RC04.zip

    Now, to the instructions!

    DO NOT POWER OFF the board while flashing.
    - Please use 19V Power Supply, not the USB-C power.
    - After flashing is complete, power off the board, disconnect and reconnect the power cable.
    - When you reconnect the power wait up to 3 minutes and a couple of reboots until you see the newer version of the firmware of Embedded Controller and USB-C Controller in the configuration screen.

    For Windows and EFI please follow the instructions in the PDF included in the zip you're going to download.

    If you are using Linux, please follow this instructions:
    - install Linux headers
    - untar ./BiosUpdate/Flash tools/Updater/Linux/bios_updater_x64.tar
    - sudo ./bios_updater_x64.sh /path/to/bios

    IMPORTANT: It takes a few restarts for the update to be completely installed, and there's no visual feedback on that yet. In the meantime, the system might be slower.

    We remain at your disposal for any help, explanation, etc we can give.

    Thank you SO much for helping us.
     
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  2. Marko Aamunkajo

    Marko Aamunkajo UDOOer

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    Hi @evaloverde I have just updated this firmware, the process went smoothly on Windows 64 bit.

    However now I notice boot times have gone up to 1 minute. I'm using NVMe drive so I'd be expecting half of this. My guess is that new BIOS is waiting for something before proceeding to boot Windows. I see a black screen for quite some time during boot now. Also powering off has roughly 15 seconds delay after Windows has shut down.

    Not sure what to expect here hence my report. I hope it helps!
     
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  3. evaloverde

    evaloverde Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello, thank you for the report! It's extremely helpful to us. It takes a few restarts for the update to be completely installed. If this keeps on, please let us know.
     
  4. Wynne Crisman

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    I installed the BIOS beta linked above using the Linux method, and it was successful. I would suggest a link to instructions on how to install the headers (https://www.tecmint.com/install-kernel-headers-in-ubuntu-and-debian/). I was unable to install from the BIOS because the instructions indicating a menu option that does not seem to exist (#3 .. "UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell"). The closest option gave a worthless error message (I forget what it was). This should be tested by engineers.

    I would like to know how to use this new bios to set the fan speed so it is always on at a low speed except when the CPU gets hot enough to warrant a faster speed. I don't want the fan to ever turn off because the noise difference between off and all on is shocking to the user (and thus annoying). If I can get this problem fixed I would purchase more computers.

    Like others have mentioned, the bios load time to the OS is now extremely long.
     
  5. Kongbaraku

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    BIOS BETA UPDATE 1.06RC04
    i found Blue Screen DPC_Watchdog_VIOLATION

     
  6. Stardust

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  7. DracoLlasa

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    i applied this firmware patch, but the fan seems to still turn on (100%) and off constantly when doing nothing more than just browsing the web..
    do i have to adjust the temps in the bios?
    is there no PWM?
     
  8. Top Quark

    Top Quark UDOOer

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    When is the final version of BIOS going to be available? I can hardly use my Bolt since I bought it. Frustrating.
     
  9. evaloverde

    evaloverde Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey there, the update just needs to be certified officially, but it works and is completely safe to use on your UDOO BOLT. Download it at the link above and start experimenting!
     
  10. DracoLlasa

    DracoLlasa UDOOer

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    Thanks for the update, I applied the parch a week or two ago and the fan still turns on and off a lot, and when it's on, it's always 100%, so not apparent PWM.

    Is this working as expected or a bug?
     
  11. waltervl

    waltervl UDOOer

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    Did you restart a couple of times after the BIOS update (as indicated in the first message)?
     
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  12. Peter Smith

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    I have also tried the EFI update method without success, any update on if this is actually possible?
     
  13. Peter Smith

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    But I did apply the update fine using the Linux method :)
     
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