Warm reboot not activating firmware updates

Patrik Karen dell-lists at familjenkaren.se
Sat Mar 7 12:24:03 CST 2009


Bas Gooren discovered it a while back. See http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2009-January/038384.html
The issue hasn't been fixed (or even acknowledged) yet though.

//Patrik

Ben wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Mar 2009, Patrik Karen wrote:
> 
>> Try this before running update_firmware:
>>
>> #!/bin/sh
>> fwdir=/usr/share/firmware/dell
>> for payload_dir in `find $fwdir -type d -name payload`; do
>>    cp $payload_dir/* `dirname $payload_dir`
>> done
>>
>> There is a bug (or whatever you want to call it) that makes 
>> update_firmware look in the wrong place for the bios headers and the 
>> actual firmware files.
> 
> Interesting.  Thank you.  How did you discover this was the issue?
> 
> Ben



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