BIOS 1.60 releasd

Reader Scott Gemmell notes that a BIOS 1.60 release is now available.

A “normal” download and changelog are now available at

I’ve yet to try this BIOS so can’t comment on its functionality.

Toshiba Australia‘s site has two separate downloads available, for 32 and 64 bit Windows respectively, which appear to be the same file: 32 bit 64 bit.

I’ve failed to find a changelog for this BIOS, nor any other references to it online.

Unlike the previous versions, this one is not a self-extracting ZIP file, and I’m unable to deal with it under Linux. Under Windows, it extracts a set of files to c:\ubios and runs the UBIOS.BAT it contains; I’ve put a zip of these files here.

I won’t be installing this one until we get a changelog.

Remember that the zip I’ve provided is completely unauthorised by Toshiba and might destroy your computer, for which I accept no responsibility.


9 thoughts on “BIOS 1.60 releasd

  1. Bought a NB10-A-10V yesterday and upgraded to BIOS 1.6 thanks to your blog.
    I ve tried to boot openSUSE 13.1 KDE Live from USB Stick, but no luck.
    However, the OpenSUSE Factory Snapshot runs without problems, even if booted from the USB 3.0 port.
    Video, sound, wifi, bluetooth, touchpad, supend. is working just fine.
    Now I’m trying to figure out how to install and dual boot openSUSE together with Win 8.1 (UEFI) .

    • Thank you for the comment. Please do keep us up to date with your progress.

      If you manage to get dual-boot working, I would be pleased to either host a blog post from you about it, or link to your notes about how you did it.


      • I does not work with OpenSUSE Factory Snapshot atm afaics.
        Not sure how much time I want to waste with “Factory Snapshot”.
        I hope that it will work with OpenSUSE Release 13.2 (November 2014).
        Thank you!

  2. I have an intermediate solution now.
    I have installed both systems (Win 8.1 and openSUSE Factory), one in UEFI Mode and one in CSM Mode.
    So I can switch in the BIOS setup which OS to boot.
    It seems that they don’t “see” each other.
    They seem to coexist happily so far. I hope Windows is not going to “repair” something one day. 😉

    • hi….
      interesting info…
      could you explain more detail regarding the linux installation. are you install linux directly on top of currently pre-installed win8?
      or.. you also reinstall win8 after instaling linux?

      please share your experience..thanks

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