Firmware update runs on Windows only?!!

Herman Sheremetyev mlists at
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:



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?
> Mark
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