Poweredge 4200 BIOS Updates?
Peter A. Peterson II
pedro at tastytronic.net
Fri Aug 15 15:44:00 CDT 2003
Quoting Dave Sobel:
> I have NOT updated the BIOS yet nor updated the firmware on the AMI
> PERC II controller. (Interestingly, I'm having trouble finding the
> right update on the Dell Support site).
I found these:
...through http://support.dell.com/, going for downloads for the
PowerEdge 4200. (under BIOS).
> When I put the two new drives into the slots and connect them, the PERC
> II controller doesn't even see the two new drives. Interestingly, what
> it does do is knock my Intel PRO network card offline when I boot with
> the two new drives, even tho nothing is connected.
I have to go back to the firmware level and create new logical disks
-- I think that's just how it goes. Have you tried that?
> Currently, I'm working on finding the right updates for the machine to
> flash the BIOS and the PERC controller in hopes that this will do what
> you describe. I need to expand the logical partition, such that I can
> then use partitioning software to expand the drives.
I'm actually skeptical that it will expand logical drives, you may
have to back up your data, and re-copy it back to your newly created
> If the fine folks at Dell can offer insight, that would be great. I'm
> also going to work on this myself some.....
I'm goign to try the BIOS updates tonight, I'll let you know how it
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