How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

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How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by sverx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:54 am

Hi!
as the topic title says, I'd like to update Intel ME on my Mint, as I've confirmed it vulnerable using Intel's tool.
My notebook vendor sent me a firmware file and a Windows executable tool to do the work - but at my request to have a Linux (or a DOS) version of the tool, they simply answered that Intel doesn't provide the tool for Linux (or DOS).

Now I'm wondering - how you guys did the update? I would like to avoid installing Windows on this laptop, as I don't really need it.

Any suggestion?

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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by thx-1138 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:11 am

...use a windows-based live cd, eg. Hiren's BootCD or similar...

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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by catweazel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:17 am

sverx wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:54 am
Any suggestion?
See if this does what you want.

It seems to be a complex mess. I wouldn't expect a linux update tool from your vendor either.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck

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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by sverx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:03 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:17 am
It seems to be a complex mess. I wouldn't expect a linux update tool from your vendor either.
Well, I wouldn't expect Intel NOT to release the firmware update tool for other OS than Windows - after all, I'm their customer too, even if I run Linux - isn't that true? :evil:

I'll try with Hiren's - let's see.

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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:44 am

Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia (Mate) 32-bit - Acer D250 Netbook (Intel Atom N270, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD)

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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by sverx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:50 am

OK - I don't get the joke :roll:

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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:00 am

https://it421.files.wordpress.com/2011/ ... dimple.pdf

By Mr. Andrew Tanenbaum

best regards
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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by sverx » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:35 am

Oh - wow!

That means I'm running not ONE, but TWO operating systems for the cost of ZERO :P :roll: :cry: :oops:

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Re: How to update Intel ME (Management Engine) on my Linux Mint laptop

Post by absque fenestris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:43 am

Yes...

You know Lord of the Rings? Is similar here - unbelievably secret rings of power
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