R210 II / new BIOS (1.3.1) file unavailable ?

George Hills george at brightbox.co.uk
Mon Jan 9 10:00:46 CST 2012


Hi,

On 09/01/12 14:57, Martin Hamant wrote:

> Thanks for the support, I can confirm this is not simple at all :D
> I have downloaded successfully R210-II_BIOS_JVPR5_WN32_1.3.1.exe from
> the dell.com/support , choosing R210II then BIOS
> As I have an OEM R210 II the Service Tag is not really usable with dell
> database so .... I choose R210 II by hand

What does your OEM say when you ask for BIOS updates?

> I have opened the archive executable above with 7zip, found the HDR
> file. Copied into my linux system, and ran:
> $ sudo dellBiosUpdate -u -f PER210II_010301.hdr
> blah blah the update successfully staged,  reboot the system to begin
> BIOS update.
> 
> I reboot the system. No update happen ? The BIOS is not updated...

If you're running RHEL/CentOS, can you use the Linux native update package?

Cheers



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