Firmware update runs on Windows only?!!

Herman Sheremetyev mlists at swebpage.com
Wed May 5 13:48:00 CDT 2004


Hi Mark,

I haven't tried them myself but there are apparently some Knoppix-style
windows boot CDs out there that might be used to get this done.  One is
distributed by MS and another is a free project:

http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/

HTH,

-Herman

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 10:33, Delahunty, Mark wrote:
> We have a PE2650 with an internal LTO2 tape drive. It runs Dell-installed
> linux.
> 
> Dell have just told me that I need to update the tape drive firmware to
> prevent possible data loss. They sent instructions, but only for Windows.
> Dell support also say that the update utility runs under Windows only. I
> checked the download page and found R68713.EXE, and, sure enough, it says:
> 
>  "Firmware update utility must be executed from a computer running Windows
> NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows 2003 operating systems."
> 
> Dell's suggested workaround is to move the tape drive to another machine
> which runs windows and update it there. 
> 
> Anybody know any other way to do it?
> 
> TIA
> 
> Mark
> 
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