You do not need to use MS-Windows or MS-DOS system for flashing the BIOS. Here are some good articles that explain the BIOS flashing using Linux: The author is the creator of nix Craft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting.
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Well, there is a utility they support for updating your MSI motherboard BIOS from the Linux desktop!
Back in August I wrote about the pain for Linux users in updating the BIOS of some MSI motherboards as they packaged the BIOS ROM file within an EXE file, which places the burden on having a Windows installation but then this utility wouldn't work if the file wasn't placed on a USB flash drive and also if the Windows executable didn't detect the file was being extracted on a motherboard that matched the intended BIOS.
This got me really curious and then this morning they sent it over.
Yes, I am also aware of Flashrom to support flashing your BIOS from Linux but this open-source program isn't officially supported by many motherboard vendors (any?
Updating the BIOS in Linux (with few exceptions) is not officially supported by Lenovo. By following any of the instructions here you are accepting the very real risk of turning your Think Pad into a big expensive paper weight, as a firmware update gone wrong can create unfix-able problems. A user on Notebook Review named 'Middleton' made these alternative BIOSes to enable SATA2 on certain Thinkpad models (X61/T61/R61/X300). Write the extracted image to a USB Flash drive using dd.