Upgrading BIOS in my ASUS Vivobook R542UQ

I have installed a new RAM stick of 8GB in my ASUS Vivobook R542UQ-DM153 which already had an 8GB of RAM. So it’s 2x8GB of RAM now. Then I noticed both my RAMs are running at 2133 speed although both of them are 2400. My current BIOS version is 202 which doesn’t have an XMP profile setting. I’m thinking of upgrading the BIOS to the latest version. Please guide me on how to do so. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Stuck on “[…] fwupd[…] Adding new capsule” bios update screen after restart

The Ubuntu update tool opened like normal and I never had problems with it so I just clicked through until the PC restarted. Now I stuck on a bootup screen. Apparently it also wanted to install a BIOS update through fwupdate and now it’s stuck. It just shows “Found update fwupd-99b… Adding new capsule” and the HP logo (I’m on a Z440).

Ubuntu Network interface not working after Bios update

Today I updated my bios version to the latest version (mb: b350 thomahawk MSI) And it all went well and it booted up in ubuntu correcly. I also cleared the CMOS because this seemed like a good thing to do. But when I wanted to update my packages it told me it could not resolve any of the requests and I noticed it didnt give me an ip adress. I had a static ip adress before and now it has nothing. This is some info I got: ip a: 1 and lshw -C network: 2

With lshw it says that *-network is DISABLED and that should be my ethernet connection that connects me to the internet.

I saw some post about ehternet drivers and such but they all where with NetworkManager and I have Netplan.

Btw im sorry that I cannot send you the raw text (I cannot ssh into my server because of the internet issue)

And i updated my bios because i had some wierd crashing issues as described here: Ubuntu Server Crash

trying ti install 18.04.2 on a Dell Latitude E6500 with legacy BIOS

I ran Ubuntu 18.04.2 from the “live” disc with no problems. The installation appeared to go without a hitch – TWICE. However, after the installation completes, it will not boot. All I get is a blinking cursor up in the left hand corner of the screen. I followed instructions for boot repair. That also seemed to run fine from the “live” disc, but it did not solve the boot problem. From what I can tell, the Dell Latitude E6500 does not have a UEFI mode. There were some articles I read that suggested that THAT was the problem, but they offered no solution. Can someone point me to a comprehensive article on how to install Ubuntu on the Dell Latitude E6500. Perhaps there is a different version that WILL install. THANK YOU.

Frank Fiamingo

Ubuntu keeps on rebooting after enabling TPM 2.0 from BIOS (APTIO utility)

I am having Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed on to my system. I wanted to implement TPM functionalities. I enabled TPM 2.0 from Trusted Computing option in the BIOS. After this when I rebooted my system, the OS didn’t start. Rather it keeps on rebooting after the American Megatrends screen comes.

The system is stuck in this loop until I disable TPM from the BIOS again.

Really want help to solve this issue.

How to boot UEFI installed Ubuntu in BIOS?

I installed portable Ubuntu 19.04 to an external HDD in UEFI using a laptop. I then tried booting it through my desktop (BIOS only, Windows 10), but few errors popped up prompting “grub rescue>” I figured out the normal.mod is in some x86_64-efi inside /boot/grub/ basically UEFI installed. But BIOS is trying to find it in /boot/grub/i386-pc. I found answers telling me its not possible. Some are suggesting to format disk to MBR. Can i go to boot/grub and make copy of the x86_64-efi folder and name it i386-pc? Is that dumb thing possible or do I have format the disk/install in BIOS, can anyone suggest a lossless conversion method for GPT>MBR or vice versa. Thank You

BIOS contains WGDS but no WRDS, ubuntu 19.04

I had been getting this weird error when I put my laptop to sleep and then waking it up after a while. This error forces me to force reboot my computer in order to restart my computer. However wifi and ethernet works fine so I am not sure why this error appears. It usually appears when I put my laptop to sleep and then leave the network then reopening it in my home using my home network. When I last check this error is from iwlwifi. Below is a the return from command dmesg | grep iwlwifi

My wifi card is Intel Ac 9560

00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] (rev 10)

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