BIOS / firmware update CD?

Nicola_Worthington at McAfee.com Nicola_Worthington at McAfee.com
Thu Dec 14 08:03:03 CST 2006


RHEL4ES purchased from Dell, but I agree with others that it's daft to
require an OS to upgrade a BIOS. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: PMilanese at nypl.org [mailto:PMilanese at nypl.org] 
> Sent: 14 December 2006 13:55
> To: Worthington, Nicola
> Cc: hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com; 
> linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com; linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
> Subject: RE: BIOS / firmware update CD?
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> Are you not running a supported OS?
> 
> Everything they do is based on that.
> 
> You'd have a better chance asking Microsoft for a free license!
> 
> Thanks-
> 
> Peter J. Milanese, System Administrator
> Information Technology Group
> The New York Public Library
> peterm at nypl.org - 212.621.0203
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> I wouldn't mind so much if Dell provided a free licensed copy 
> Windows or DOS with every machine so that you can upgrade the BIOS.
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
> > [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of 
> William Warren
> > Sent: 14 December 2006 12:52
> > To: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> > Subject: Re: BIOS / firmware update CD?
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> > yes but it's not bootable.  Having to install an OS to update your 
> > firmware seems backwards considering you can make a bootable dos cd 
> > for firmware updates on desktop systems.
> >
> > Suman_Kumar at dell.com wrote:
> > > Hi Tony,
> > > You can use the /Dell PowerEdge Server Update Utility/ CD 
> to update 
> > > your firmware. See
> > >
> > http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smsuu/1.4/index
> > .htm for
> > > more information.
> > > Suman
> > >
> > >
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> > > *From:* linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
> > > [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] *On Behalf Of 
> *Dyson, Tony
> > > *Sent:* Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:23 PM
> > > *To:* linux-poweredge-Lists
> > > *Subject:* BIOS / firmware update CD?
> > >
> > > Does Dell provide anything like HP's "Firmware Update CD"?
> > I haven't
> > > been able to identify one.
> > >
> > > For anyone who hasn't seen it, HP's disc works on all 
> their recent 
> > > server models. It boots & analyses the system & allows the
> > application
> > > of all BIOS & firmware patches in one operation.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > 
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