Critical Dell BIOS Update

Kuba Ober kuba at mareimbrium.org
Mon Apr 16 12:51:58 CDT 2007


On Monday 16 April 2007, Vincent Janelle wrote:
> Intel doesn't release information on the microcode updates.
>
> Typically these are also applied (at least by redhat) via an init script
> from linux.

Most BIOSes these days also carry those updates, so a newer BIOS may well have 
the updated microcode as well. Those don't step on each other's toes, as an 
upgrade is not only non-permanent (doesn't alter the CPU - it reverts to 
factory microcode after reboot), but the Linux microcode tools won't 
downgrade the microcode either (at least not by default).

Cheers, Kuba



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