fwupd

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fwupd is a simple daemon allowing to update some devices firmware, including UEFI BIOS for several machines.

Supported devices are listed here and more are to come.

Installation

Install fwupd.

See #Setup for UEFI BIOS upgrade if you intend such an use.

Usage

You can get available devices by running:

$ fwupdmgr get-devices
Note: Some returned devices might not be updatable through fwupd, e.g. Intel integrated graphics.

To refresh metadata on available updates:

$ fwupdmgr refresh

To check which devices have updates:

$ fwupdmgr get-updates

To install updates:

$ fwupdmgr update
Note: Some updates might require root rights.

Setup for UEFI BIOS upgrade

  1. Make sure you are booted in UEFI mode.
  2. Verify your EFI variables are accessible.
  3. Mount your EFI system partition (ESP) properly. esp is used to denote the mountpoint in this article.

Secure Boot

If you use Secure Boot, you have to sign the UEFI executable used to perform upgrades.