BIOS / Firmware updates on Dell R910 (RHEL 5.7 64-bit)

Jeffrey_L_Mendoza at Dell.com Jeffrey_L_Mendoza at Dell.com
Tue Oct 18 12:50:22 CDT 2011


> I was trying to follow the instructions in the "Dell Update Packages
> Version 6.5 for Operating Systems" User's Guide to perform
> BIOS/firmware updates on a Dell R910 server running Red Hat Enterprise
> Linux 5.7 (64-bit).
> 
> - The first step appears to work:
> 
> # wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash
> Installing dell-firmware-repository-1-4.noarch.rpm
> Done!
> 
> - The second step fails:
> 
> # yum install dell_ft_install
> Setting up Install Process
> No package dell_ft_install available.
> Nothing to do
> 

Try the hardware repo. The firmware repo is for community-supported systems, ex: client and workstation systems. Firmware updates for PowerEdge servers are officially supported in the hardware repo:
http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/

-Jeff



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