Updating ubuntu using cd rom

29 Sep

Here is a list of the files that are contained in this image file.

If are on a computer that doesn’t have network access or if you have are on a slow connection, it’s easier and faster to upgrade using a disc or an ISO image file already downloaded.

In this case, and if you are unable to extract the CD's image from the data provided otherwise, you unfortunately will have to burn your bootable BIOS update medium on another machine that runs Windows.

BIOS downloads from HP are restricted and require regsitration to their site.

That complicates updating your BIOS, especially when most people will recommend that you never use Dell's BIOS Flash updates within the Windows enviorment. Create a bootable CD with the flash update program on it. You can use any burning software that you prefer as long it supports creating a bootable CD. This image file will be used to make the CD bootable. The image contains only the neccessary DOS system files and different ATAPI- and SCSI- CDROM-Drivers. Scroll down the left side and select "CD-ROM (Boot) 4.

Many that purchase a Dell PC do not get the optional floppy drive or the floppy drive might not even be an option for that computer. These will show up on the A:\ drive after you use it to boot your computer. In the File Browser section, navigate to the folder that you downloaded the BIOS update program to. Drag and drop the BIOS update program to the left pane.

In thatevent everything will work -- the filename was , will automaticallytruncate the filename to 64 chars, and so finds the file under the name it was written.

However I speculate that the USB driver does not do this truncation when reading, since a USB stick (as far as I know) has no limitations on the file name length.

Now a CD-ROM has limitations as to the file names that can be accomodated.

The traditional explanation is that it can only be 64 characters.