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JTorq
Beginner
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Is it possible to update BIOS settings from Ubuntu-Linux? If so, what is the procedure?

 
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LeonWaksman
Super User
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You can't update bios from Linux. You can however update bios using F7 method or performing Bios recovery from Power Button Menu or with Yellow Security Jumper removed: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005636/mini-pcs.html

In the table you will see also links to two other possibilities that can work: UEFI bios update and iFlash Bios update. I prefer to use the F7 method or Bios recovery method.

 

Leon

 

JTorq
Beginner
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Thanks for the feedback, Leon. Unfortunately, the units requiring update are at remote locations. Since you confirm that there is no remote solution, we will need to utilize a local method-, such as the two you have pointed. -BR, John

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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You can always choose to instead purchase enterprise-level NUCs, which support AMT and remote console access. There are a number of board- and kit- level products supporting these capabilities: NUC5i5MYBE/NUC5i5MYHE/NUC5i5MYKE, NUC7i5DNBE/NUC7i5DNHE/NUC7i5DNKE or NUC7i7DNBE/NUC7i7DNHE/NUC7i7DNKE. These are more expensive, of course (manageability, especially remote manageability, is certainly not free).

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JTorq
Beginner
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Thanks for highlighting the the NUC models supporting remote management. Points well taken. Now the challenge is to make a compelling cost / benefit argument to upper management for future deployments:-) -BR, John

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Management always balks at the cost of manageability. Every once in a while you encounter a manager who has the vision to see​ the value proposition (alas not often enough). Use examples of worst-case scenarios to highlight the costs for field visits.

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