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Re: Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD

On 10/13/2017 09:02 AM, Dejan Jocic wrote:
> On 13-10-17, Emanuel Berg wrote:
>> Curt wrote:
>>>> I managed to install it by unplugging the
>>>> Ethernet cable, moving the computer to
>>>> another place, and instead using
>>>> a smartphone with USB-tethering to provide
>>>> Internet. Now one wonders, what will happen
>>>> when I plug in an Ethernet cable once more
>>>> and expect Internet to work? Will it?
>>> For the answer to these questions and more,
>>> be sure to tune in to the next installment of
>>> "Manny Does Debian."
>> :)
>>> You must upgrade to the newest BIOS, because
>>> the F.07< bioses, were known to have trouble
>>> with ethernet drivers in Linux (and also in
>>> Windows XP). After that you don't have to add
>>> `noacpi` options on boot, as it is said in
>>> some forums.
>> Upgrade the BIOS? How do I do that?
>> And how do I know if I have F.07 or less?
>>> You do have an HP Compaq 6720s, right?
>> Yes.
>> -- 
>> underground experts united
>> http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573
> I've checked it fast and it looks like that there is no BIOS updates to
> download for Linux for your model. But there are some for Windows XP.
> So, there are 2 possible solutions. One is to install M$ on some hard
> and to download and install BIOS update with it. After that get rid of
> that infection of operating system. Other solution would be to do
> something like this:
> https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/How-to-update-BIOS-on-Linux/td-p/4869835

This procedure works fine on an HP EliteBook 8570w, and probably would
work the same on a Compaq. Several of the comments there give
informative explanatory material and describe the process pretty clearly.

Probably it's a good idea to upgrade the BIOS anyhow, as later revisions
have security fixes with some frequency.

> Never did it on HP, so not sure how well it would go. But I know that
> method like that/similar to that was successful on Dell laptops before.
> As for how to find BIOS version, you can use dmidecode command, with
> root privs to find out.
> Hope that this helps.

Tom Dial

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