These Think Pads are limited to SATA1 in their BIOS even though the hardware is SATA2. "geteltorito" is available in Ubuntu (at least in Trusty, 14.04) from package "genisoimage".This is a huge drawback for anyone wanting to use SSDs, because it is so much slower. So, even though Lenovo is now offering "Linux diskette" updaters, that will create a bootable floppy under Linux, using a floppy is still not recommended.Utilized for factory or field BIOS updates, AFU is flexible enough to update the entire Flash part or only a portion.
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If there's a power cut, or the computer gets turned off while updating, it could mean that it's unable to boot at all.
For this reason, it's worth checking whether you really need to update your BIOS.
Probably not, but in this article I’ll walk you through the process of determining whether or not there is an update for your BIOS or UEFI firmware and whether or not you need to install it.
Just because there is an update for your BIOS does not mean that you should necessarily install it.