BIOS / firmware update CD?
saetaes at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 14:34:01 CST 2007
On 1/2/07, Keith <krbaker+dpe at metacarta.com> wrote:
> Except not all of dell's updates come in floppy form to be PXE'd. Some
> are .iso's only. While I can yank out the image from the boot blocks of
> the CD-Rom I hate the need to do this for each and every update, not to
> mention that each one needs a reboot an human intervention.
Having just fought with a PowerEdge 2650 running RHEL 2.1, which
apparently has an outdated (according to Dell) glibc, the current SUU
solution just isn't feasible. I now have a box with firmware I can't
update with the latest critical updates because the packages don't run
on the OS, which means that I have 2 options:
1) Install another "supported" OS (whatever that means - we still have
current RHEL 2.1 subscriptions, it's not like we're running NT 3.5.1
2) Roll my own PXE/Knoppix/whatever solution to get this to work
Oh, and if it doesn't meet the prereqs, then I have to go through the
whole mess again making a prereq PXE/Knoppix image.
WHY DOES MY OS NEED TO BE RUNNING AND HAVE VERY SPECIFIC PACKAGES TO
UPDATE FIRMWARE?!?! This is absolutely ludicrous.
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