Updating FW

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  1. Paulo Matos

    Paulo Matos New Member

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    Hi,

    I was trying to install Ubuntu on an sd card but the sd card seems to be marked read only. I read on another thread I need to update the fw/bios. I downloaded the zip file but I have no idea what to do with it.

    From the PDF "APN - BIOS programming using H2OFFT" it seems that there's an assumption the board already has a system installed, which is not the case. Can I update the fw/bios from another system?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Markus Laire

    Markus Laire Active Member

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    Once you burn e.g. Ubuntu to USB flash, you then have option to boot from that USB without installing, and can then run the updater from within that "live" system.

    I created a small script which downloads and installs BIOS update in one go so you don't need to know what to do with the ZIP-file.

    Instructions from script comments:
    1. Burn Ubuntu 16.10 to USB flash
      1. Download ubuntu-16.10-desktop-amd64.iso from http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.10/
      2. Download Etcher from https://etcher.io/
      3. Burn downloaded image to USB flash using Etcher
    2. Start Ubuntu on UDOO X86 without installing
      1. connect USB flash to UDOO X86
      2. start UDOO X86, pressing ESC repeatedly while UDOO is starting
      3. in UEFI menu select "Boot Manager"
      4. select your USB flash under "EFI Boot Devices" (NOT under "Legacy USB")
      5. from GRUB menu select "Try Ubuntu without installing"
      6. wait until Ubuntu starts
    3. Update UEFI
      1. click top icon in panel at left
      2. write "terminal" to search-field and start Terminal
      3. write following command to Terminal:
        curl -qfL https://iet.fi/misc/udoo-x86-uefi-update-103 | sudo bash
      4. wait until BIOS update finishes
     
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    waltervl UDOOer

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    ccs_hello UDOOer

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    I like the FreeDOS method, easy and fast.
     
  5. Paulo Matos

    Paulo Matos New Member

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    Thanks Markus. This works really well. All sorted now. Initially I went with 17.04 but had some issues with it recognizing ethernet so had to reflash 16.10 and worked wonders. UDOO is up and running!
     
  6. Markus Laire

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    Yes, 17.04 has known bug about internet connection, which is why I mention 16.10.
     

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