[TRACKING] Bios 3.10 Update failed

I’m trying to update the BIOS from 3.07 to 3.10. I have an 11th gen Intel laptop, and I’m running Arch with full disk encryption. My EFI partition is /boot and it is encrypted too (I’m not sure if this matters). I unzipped the bios update onto a thumb drive and booted from it as instructed. I can boot into the shell on the thumb drive but the actual update fails: it just says “Bios Update Failed” and nothing more.


  1. Is it a know problem that this isn’t going to work with an encrypted boot partition? If so, is there any kind of workaround that doesn’t involve basically re-installing my whole machine from scratch?
  2. How can I get more debugging information about what failed so I can attempt to fix this?


Should not matter what is happening with the hard drive as it’s not involved for BIOS. This is between the board and the flash drive.

  • I’d re-download a fresh copy of 3.10.
  • Go to BIOS, verify visually that you’re secure boot is OFF.
  • Format the flash drive again with gparted to FAT32.
  • Try again with everything fresh.