If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up.
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Like most things, a strong foundation is key to the efficiency of any system and updating your motherboard’s basic input/output system (BIOS) can do everything from adding new features and functions, support for new CPUs, squashing bugs, refreshing a corrupted UEFI environment, and much more.
Also, it is not possible to install some wireless cards, because only certain models are whitelisted by IBM/Lenovo. See the wikipage Middleton's BIOS for installation instructions, downloads, and more description. Besides, many people don't even have a floppy drive on their Think Pad.
The decision to flash your BIOS should not be taken lightly.
It is essential that you do it mistake free if you still want to be able to use your computer.
This page is meant to describe ways to update the BIOS on a Think Pad that only runs Linux for users that don't have ready access to Windows. Contrary to the name, GRUB for DOS works fine on Linux.
If you have Windows on your Think Pad you can just boot into it and follow instructions on the Lenovo website. Follow these steps: Use "geteltorito" to extract the update image from ISO image, downloaded from Lenovo's drivers page.