I have been trying to update my laptop's BIOS using FreeDos which is an accepted program for Linux users wanting to upgrade their BIOS.
I have installed FreeDos using the command
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That command went well and without a hitch.
Have gone to HP support website and downloaded the appropriate BIOS file which happens to come in a .exe file format. ( I know...Windows)
I did not see other file formats for BIOS updates available for my laptop.
Those are the appropriate and accepted file formats necessary for updating/upgrading BIOS as I have learned from reading some Ubuntu Wiki weblinks and other weblinks throughout the Internet when using FreeDOS.
It is a simple matter of copying or moving that file over to the USB.
I proceeded to do as per various instructions suggesting to move the .exe file onto the FreeDOS USB.
Upon booting into the USB, I select option #4.
Option #4 is to boot without drivers which is the correct selection as per the various informations.
I select input: dir
After I type in dir Within that selection are folders/files and also the .exe BIOS file
I select input XXXXX.exe (where XXXXX represents the name of the file with .exe extension)>
I then get the following output:
Looking for working solutions.This Program Cannot Be Run in DOS Mode
Thank you in advance for your answers.
PS: Please do not inundate this thread with 'why I want to upgrade my BIOS'.
PPS: I think I may need an .bin file format. Is it safe to convert an .exe to .bin and still safely upgrade the BIOS? How to do so. Have looked online. Cannot seem to find an online conversion website.