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Sun 12 March 2017

Fedora as Grml replacement

Posted by Georg Sauthoff in linux   

Grml is a Linux Live CD distribution geared towards system administration tasks and other console work. Unfortunately, its development has slowed down in the past years, i.e. the latest stable release is from 2014. In 2017, when dealing with modern hardware, modern features like Btrfs, SELinux etc. this is ...

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Mon 06 February 2017

Updating the BIOS on a Dell Latitude E7270

Posted by Georg Sauthoff in misc   

Dell distributes BIOS updates for the Latitude E7270 as PE32 Windows GUI executables. It turns out that the BIOS itself is able to extract the firmware images from such executables and to apply them.

HOWTO

  1. Get the latest BIOS update executable from e.g. https://www.dell.com/support/home ...

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