Satellite L40 - changing RAID SATA to IDE SATA


I tried to change the option on my SATA RAID bios (that I think I have by default) to SATA IDE, but when I go into my bios, I find no option to change this aspect.
I have a Toshiba Satellite L40 and only Linux UBUNTU 8.10 installed on my computer. I saw messages in the other Foruns where I told me to update my bios but I don't know how to do it under Ubuntu.

Can someone help me with this solution OR give me better to change that?
Thank you


As far as I know, this option does not exist and update of the BIOS will not help at all. The BIOS update does not any additional installation.
BIOS update is only possible under Windows.

Can you please tell me why you want to change this option?

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