[Linux-PowerEdge] Failing BIOS update for one R720 out of many identical ones

Robert Jacobson teridon at gmail.com
Wed May 13 12:16:24 CDT 2015


Did you ever find an answer for this?

I had a similar problem -- update_firmware didn't work (got the same errors
as you).

I also tried downloading the BIN upgrader from Dell; that didn't work
either (similar error):

root# sh BIOS_MKCTM_LN_2.5.2.BIN
Collecting inventory...

Running validation...

Server BIOS 12G

The version of this Update Package is newer than the currently installed
version.
Software application name: BIOS
Package version: 2.5.2
Installed version: 2.2.3


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!
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Internal Error: ErrorCode not Found in ErrorCodes File



On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 5:58 AM, Ben <bda20 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I've been having trouble updating the BIOS on one particular PowerEdge
> R720.
> The umpteen other R720s we have have been fine having this update applied
> via "update_firmware --yes", but this one isn't having any of it:
>
> [...]
> Found firmware which needs to be updated.
>
> Running updates...
> /       Installing dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.4.3Installation failed
> for pac
> aborting update...
>
> The error message from the low-level command was:
>
> ErrorCodes File is missing
>
>
> So, what's going on here, please?  What file is missing?  I've tried
> reinstalling the RPM
>
> (Server_BIOS_12G_componentid_00159_for_system_ven_0x1028_dev_0x048c-2.4.3-1.noarch)
> but that doesn't seem to help.  I've even tried rebooting the box and
> trying
> again after that.
>
> I'm sure I've seen something about this before, but I'm damned if I can
> remember what the upshot was.
>
> With thanks,
>
> Ben
> --
> Unix Support, UIS, University of Cambridge, England
>
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