Dell Diagnostics

Harald_Jensas at Harald_Jensas at
Wed Feb 15 01:51:32 CST 2006

EI5061A0.ZIP can be found of for PowerEdge 1850. Diagnostics Boot CD.

Custom Instructions for EI5061A0.ZIP

NOTE: In order to use this file, you need a CD-R or CD-RW and appropriate software to create a CD from the downloaded image.


1. Select the download method you want to use to retrieve the file - either HTTP or FTP.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, read the agreement and then select either "I agree" or "I disagree".
3. When the File Download window appears, click Save. 
4. From the Save As dialog, select a location and a file name then click "Save". 
5. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close. 


1. Unzip the .ISO file from the downloaded .ZIP file and save to your hard drive.
2. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD from the saved .ISO file. 

Running the Diagnostics from a CD

1. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD drive.
2. Boot to the CD.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 


Now are you actually talking about a live CD with Open Manage Server Administrator, Diagnostics Service? And Storage Management Service? Or a Live CD with Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics?

Or is it the 32-Bit Diagnostics boot floppies you are trying to convert? In that case, Dell already did it in the EI5061A0.ZIP file you can download.

Harald Jensås


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Johan De Meersman
Sent: den 14 februari 2006 18:56
To: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Dell Diagnostics

I was wondering wether I'm the only one who's greatly annoyed at Dell not providing a bootable diagnostics cd :-)

In any case, I've been in dire need of exactly that again, today, so I've finally decided to make it myself. I've based it off the 4.4 diagnostics bootdisks, and it actually boots :-)  I've only tested it on an 1850 for the moment, It'll get a run on a 2650 tomorrow.

If anyone is interested, I'll put an iso somewhere.


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