Need help finding my BIOS update?

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I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an older AMD Duron white box. The motherboad and BIOS info is as follows:

jacatone@eMax ~ $ sudo dmidecode | more
[sudo] password for jacatone:
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.3 present.
44 structures occupying 1166 bytes.
Table at 0x000F0800.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 20 bytes
BIOS Information
Vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
Version: 6.00 PG
Release Date: 09/06/2000
Address: 0xE0000
Runtime Size: 128 kB
ROM Size: 256 kB
ISA is supported
PCI is supported
PNP is supported
APM is supported
BIOS is upgradeable
BIOS shadowing is allowed
ESCD support is available
Boot from CD is supported
Selectable boot is supported
BIOS ROM is socketed
EDD is supported
5.25"/360 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
Serial services are supported (int 14h)
Printer services are supported (int 17h)
CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
ACPI is supported
USB legacy is supported
AGP is supported
LS-120 boot is supported
ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 25 bytes
System Information
Manufacturer: VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Name: VT8363
Serial Number:
UUID: Not Present
Wake-up Type: Power Switch

How would I find the latest BIOS for this machine? Thanks.
The Hardware Archivist
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Can be:
09/06/2000-8363-686A-6A6LMB09C-00 Biostar M7-VKA -> from a Fujitsu siemens Xpert A 100-5
09/06/2000-8363-686a-6a6lmz19c-00 ZIDA AM133 (ATX) or PM133 (uATX)
09/06/2000-8363-686A-K7VZMC-00 ECS K7VZM (uATX)
09/06/2000-8363-686a-K7VZAC-00 ECS K7VZA (ATX)

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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