Optiplex 755 BIOS update fails

Philip.Lee at smartstream-stp.com Philip.Lee at smartstream-stp.com
Tue Mar 9 10:40:34 CST 2010


Well, it worked when I rebooted using "init 6" instead of "reboot" or "shutdown". Perhaps Fedora 12's fast shutdown was messing things up?

Thanks for the software, it certainly beats messing around with bootable dos cds etc.

- Phil.


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Date: 03/08/2010 05:32PM
Subject: Optiplex 755 BIOS update fails

Hi,

Any idea how I can make the update_firmware work on an Optiplex 755? 

I followed the instructions at : http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/firmware

When I run update_firmware --yes everything goes swimmingly until I reboot. At this point I get a message saying that the BIOS update failed as it could not find the image in memory.

Current BIOS version is A04, OS is Fedora 12.

I have tried the reboot=bios kernel param / update_firmware /issuing a reboot command.

Thanks,

   Phil.



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