building BIOS updates on a non-Dell machine

Greg Dickie greg at
Mon Oct 4 18:41:00 CDT 2004

Thanks Matt...


On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 17:27, Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 04, 2004 at 05:15:52PM -0400, Greg Dickie wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> >   I'm looking at the .bin files to generate BIOS and other firmware
> > updates for custom kernels but is there any way to get this to work on a
> > generic build machine that is not a Dell. WE don't keep source code on
> > production machines so I'd like to build on a central build machine. I
> > can do this for many things right now by playing a few tricks with DKS
> > but these scripts don't seem to allow that.
> Your tricks with DKS should help you.  The BIOS and firmware update
> packages first look to see if OMSA is installed, and if so, uses
> that.  That's where your "tricks" should solve it I hope.
> Other than that, no, DKS doesn't have a way (ala DKMS) to have a
> build system different from the target system.  Its a known feature
> request though.
> Thanks,
> Matt
Greg Dickie
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