dell 2850 etch firmware updates

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Wed Oct 17 01:37:41 CDT 2007


i think you frogot to load the module dell_rbu 
aka modprobe dell_rbu 
lsmod | grep dell 
and see if its loaded. 

worked for me. 

Louis
 

>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
>[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] Namens Andrew Reid
>Verzonden: dinsdag 16 oktober 2007 22:43
>Aan: Matt Domsch
>CC: linux-poweredge at dell.com
>Onderwerp: Re: dell 2850 etch firmware updates
>
>Matt Domsch wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 10:43:44AM +0200, L.P.H. van Belle wrote:
>> 
>>>hi, 
>>> 
>>>Is it possible to update my firmwares from within debian. 
>> 
>> 
>> Yes.  However, it's not as simple as it is with RPM-based
>> distributions.  I've been hacking on this to make it 
>simpler, but it's
>> not there yet.
>> 
>> First, install the libsmbios-bin package, which is in sarge at least.
>> 
>> Run getSystemId (as root) to get the System ID.
>> 
>> # getSystemId
>> Libsmbios:    0.13.6
>> System ID:    0x01A8
>> Service Tag:  XXXXXXX
>> Express Service Code: XXXXXXXXXXXX
>> Product Name: Precision WorkStation 380
>> BIOS Version: A07
>> Vendor:       Dell Inc.
>> Is Dell:      1
>> 
>> The interesting value here is the System ID.
>> Now you've got to manually download the right BIOS payload file from
>> http://linux.dell.com/repo/software/bios-hdrs/
>> for your system.  In my case that is the bios.hdr file in the
>> 
>http://linux.dell.com/repo/software/bios-hdrs/system_bios_ven_0
>x1028_dev_0x01a8_version_a09/
>> directory.  (See, my system has BIOS A07, but there's A09 available).
>> 
>> Now that it's downloaded, you can:
>> 
>> # modprobe dell_rbu
>> # dellBiosUpdate -u -f bios.hdr
>> (read what it says. If no errors, reboot.)
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Matt
>> 
>
>Sorry to hijack the thread but I have a similar question
>
>When I try this on my PE2900 I get:
>
>#getSystemId
>Libsmbios:    0.10.6
>System ID:    0x01B1
>Service Tag:  XXXXXX
>Product Name: PowerEdge 2900
>BIOS Version: 1.2.0
>Vendor:       Dell Inc.
>Is Dell:      1
>
>So I do a wget of
>wget http://linux.dell.com/repo/software/bios-hdrs/
>system_bios_ven_0x1028_dev_0x01b1_version_1.5.1/bios.hdr
>
>But if I do
>
>#dellBiosUpdate -u -f ./bios.hdr
>
>I get
>
>WARNING: BIOS HDR file BIOS version appears to be less than or 
>equal to 
>current BIOS version.
>          This may result in bad things happening!
>          Exiting...
>
>Is not the 1.5.1 BIOS later than the 1.2.0 installed on the machine ??
>
>
>This is 64 bit Ubuntu if that matters.
>
>Hints an suggestions welcomed
>
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