Well, I am feeling too old for jumping through several burning hoops to upgrade several firmwares via the usual vendor-specific way: Download some DOS tools, waste some time creating a (Free-)DOS boot medium and wasting more time to make the BIOS actually boot from that and finally flash the firmware upgrade.
This is so 1980-ies.
I guess there are some pitfalls converting vendor supplied firmware upgrades into the right format. Or what about indentifying the right destination chip?
Currently I probably have to upgrade for example:
- the firmware of some Seagate 1.5 TB disks
- the firmware of an old Abit Athlon 64 board (Award bios)
- Bios/Embedded-Controller-Bios of a Thinkpad
How do you upgrade your devices firmware at a Linux system?