{Spam?} Re: CentOS 5 (Final) has been released

Michael St. Laurent mikes at hartwellcorp.com
Wed Apr 18 15:04:53 CDT 2007


> Hmm... there is a bit in DMI table that gives a small reason-code. I
> don't have code to check.
> 
> Can you manually run the dellBiosUpdate executable and send 
> the results? 
>   # modprobe dell_rbu
>   # dellBiosUpdate -u --hdr 
> /usr/share/firmware/bios/...path..to../bios.hdr

[root at hcfw1 system_bios_ven_0x1028_dev_0x01b3_version_1.3.7]#
dellBiosUpdate -u --hdr
/usr/share/firmware/bios/system_bios_ven_0x1028_dev_0x01b3_version_1.3.7
/bios.hdr 
Supported RBU type for this system: (MONOLITHIC, PACKET)
Using RBU v2 driver. Initializing Driver. 
Setting RBU type in v2 driver to: PACKET
writing (4096) to file: /sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/packet_size
Writing RBU data (4096bytes/dot):
........................................................................
........................................................................
........................................................................
............................................
Done writing packet data.
Activate CMOS bit to notify BIOS that update is ready on next boot.
Update staged sucessfully. BIOS update will occur on next reboot.
[root at hcfw1 system_bios_ven_0x1028_dev_0x01b3_version_1.3.7]#

I then did an 'init 6' and got the same message:

Attempting to update BIOS; please wait
BIOS Update Attempt Failed!

And after the softboot the Dell splashscreen shows a BIOS version of
1.2.0

This is a PE1950 running CentOS5 (Final).



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