Dell BIOS update in Linux

Because I always forget ...

To update your Dell BIOS in Linux, download the .exe BIOS file from the Dell website. Extract the HDR file with "wine D630_A15.EXE -writehdrfile". This will extract a file D630_A15.hdr.

When you have this HDR file, run the dellBiosUpdate utility that comes with Dell's libsmbios:

dellBiosUpdate -u -f D630_A15.hdr

Afterwards, reboot your machine, and the BIOS will be updated.




Non-English comments

Dear readers of my blog, this post is in reply to some comments that I did not approve...

As you might have noticed I write all my posts in English, although English isn't my native language. I do this because I think everybody in the IT world should know English ... For the same reason, there will not be multi-language support on this blog, nor will I accept non-English comments.

Thanks for your understanding.

SSH authentication failure with PuTTY

Today I experienced a rather strange problem with SSH authentication.

Someone in the company where I am working today, requested a password change for his account on some machine. Because the account is used by different persons, I asked him to give me the original password. Of course I first tested the username and password combination myself, and I was actually able to login with it.

There appeared nothing in syslog about an authentication failure whenever he tried to login from his laptop, so at first I thought there was something wrong with DNS, or his hosts file.

My CBR600F

This monday I finally got my motorcycle. There was a problem with the battery, so I was unable to get it on Sunday. Why are those damn stores always closed when you need them :-(

So, as promised, I will show some pictures. The quality probably isn't that good, because I quickly took some photos with my iPhone. When I get the chance, I'll make some with better quality. But for now ...





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