As a possible solution to a previous question, it was suggested to update the bios of my Asus Eee Pc 1001 PXD with Lubuntu 16.04. As stated in this FAQ on the Asus website, I downloaded the latest version of the bios and firmware update from the website, created a Fat16 USB and copied the ROM file in the USB with the correct name "1001PXD.ROM". Then, I have switched off my PC, inserted the USB and entered the EZ-Flash utility for updating the bios.
The first strange thing is that if the only Fat16 partition of my USB is larger than 1Gb, the system will not find the USB device, while if I force the partition to be smaller than that, the screen reads "USB Device found."
After this, it shows the message:
Reading file "1001PXD.ROM"
and it does not move from that message for more than 45 minutes (after that time, I assumed the system to be stuck and I rebooted it). In this time, the led of the USB device, after a few flashes in the first seconds in which the message is shown, is always switched off.
I have also tried with the penultimate version of the update instead of the latest one, but the same problem occurs.
Does anyone have any suggestion for correctly updating the bios?