R610 and R710 fail to install BIOS update, CentOS 5

Eugene Pik eugene.pik at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 18:33:01 CST 2010


Thanks Tom!

Yes, that was the exact reason... I forgot that Dell officially does not
support CentOS. The error message could be a bit more informative....

Regards,
Eugene

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Tom Rockwell <rockwell at pa.msu.edu> wrote:

> try this:
>
> cp /etc/redhat-release /etc/redhat-release.centos
>
> echo 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2 (Tikanga)' >
> /etc/redhat-release
>
> then run the updater .bin package.
>
> Good luck,
> Tom
>
>
> On 12/11/10 1:18 AM, Eugene Pik wrote:
>
>> I have similar problem with R610 and the latest BIOS update
>> PER610_BIOS_LX_2.2.10.BIN
>> This version 2.2.10 is not included yet into either yum repository or
>> the lifecycle controller (F10 on system startup), so I could not try
>> other ways to upgrade.
>>
>> As per Jeff's suggestion, I have extracted files and run the upgrade in
>> the debug mode. It has created the following report. It tells "Version
>> dependency check failed" but does not specify what exactly... Any ideas
>> how to troubleshoot it?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Eugene
>>
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: ***************************Start of BIOS
>> Update.*******************************
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Check the OS Support
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Get OS Version using /etc/vmware-release
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Read the OS version string from file
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: OS check completed
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Initialize HAPI Driver to perform BIOS Update
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: InitializeHAPIDA: Initialization of HAPI
>> Driver begins...
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: InitializeHAPIDA: HAPI Driver found. Fresh
>> installation not required.
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Command to start HAPI Service ./sh
>> /etc/init.d/instsvcdrv start
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: MSG:
>>
>>
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Validation of BIOS HDR file begins.
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Header Major Version: 2
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Header Minor Version: 0
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: 9G Version: 2.2.10
>>
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Validation of BIOS HDR file Ends.
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: The BIOS Version is 2.1.15
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: depedency check mode
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: pExecutablePath:
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: ./biosie.bin
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: szPath:
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: /root/bios-update/000/.
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: /root/bios-update/000/./UpdRollBack
>> --depCheck--
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: value of rc is 52 for sCommand
>> /root/bios-update/000/./UpdRollBack --depCheck--
>>
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Version dependency check failed
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Dependency check failed with rc=52
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: BIOS Updates uninitialization of HAPI begins
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Writing XML into output file
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Failed to generate XML.
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: Uninitialize HAPI Driver after performing
>> BIOS Update
>> 12/11/10 -- 01:02:46 AM :: ***************************End of BIOS
>> Update.*********************************
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan20, 2010 at 3:56 PM, <Jeffrey_L_Mendoza at dell.com
>> <mailto:Jeffrey_L_Mendoza at dell.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     > Continue? Y/N:Y
>>     > Executing update...
>>     > WARNING: DO NOT STOP THIS PROCESS OR INSTALL OTHER DELL PRODUCTS
>>    WHILE
>>     > UPDATE IS IN PROGRESS.
>>     > THESE ACTIONS MAY CAUSE YOUR SYSTEM TO BECOME UNSTABLE!
>>     > .
>>     > The update failed to complete
>>
>>    ./PER610_BIOS_LX_1.3.6.BIN --extract dir
>>    cd dir
>>    cp payload/* .
>>    ./biosie -u -d
>>
>>    -d is debug, should get more info
>>
>>    May I also suggest trying the rpm-based updates from the yum repo?
>>    http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/
>>
>>    -Jeff
>>
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