R710 BIOS update on openSUSE 11.3

Sabuj Pattanayek sabujp at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 10:09:18 CST 2011


Also, I don't think biosdisk works on OS's that use grub2 .

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Matzat Tobias <tobias_matzat at bce.lu> wrote:
> Found the issue:
>
> memdisk was in /usr/share/syslinux not in assumed /usr/lib/syslinux (on openSUSE 11.3)
>
> Copied it manually to /boot and image was created!
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Tobias
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Matzat Tobias
> Sent: mercredi 9 novembre 2011 16:03
> To: 'Sabuj Pattanayek'; linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> Subject: RE: R710 BIOS update on openSUSE 11.3
>
> Thanks, but I am getting this error:
>
> ~ # biosdisk install sw/R710-060007C.exe
> Creating BIOS floppy image at /tmp/R710-060007C.img
> Can't find /boot/memdisk image
>
> Any idea?
>
> -Tobias
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Sabuj Pattanayek
> Sent: mercredi 9 novembre 2011 15:41
> To: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> Subject: Re: R710 BIOS update on openSUSE 11.3
>
> I've given up on the BIOS .bin files since they've seldom worked for
> me. Download the .exe version and use biosdisk :
>
> yum install syslinux
> wget http://linux.dell.com/biosdisk/biosdisk-git-06112010.tar.gz
> tar zxvf biosdisk-<tab>
> cd biosdisk && ./install.sh
> biosdisk install biosFile.exe
>
> Then reboot, hit esc during grub, choose the BIOS boot option.
>
> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Matzat Tobias <tobias_matzat at bce.lu> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>>
>>
>> I tried to use the BIOS update PER710_BIOS_LX_6.0.7.BIN for Redhat systems:
>>
>>
>>
>> ----
>>
>>
>>
>> Collecting inventory...
>>
>> ....
>>
>> Running validation...
>>
>>
>>
>> BIOS
>>
>>
>>
>> The version of this Update Package is newer than the currently installed
>> version.
>>
>> Software application name: BIOS
>>
>> Package version: 6.0.7
>>
>> Installed version: 3.0.0
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Continue? Y/N:Y
>>
>> Executing update...
>>
>> WARNING: DO NOT STOP THIS PROCESS OR INSTALL OTHER DELL PRODUCTS WHILE
>> UPDATE IS IN PROGRESS.
>>
>> THESE ACTIONS MAY CAUSE YOUR SYSTEM TO BECOME UNSTABLE!
>>
>> ....
>>
>> Device: BIOS
>>
>>   Application: BIOS
>>
>>   Unable to get the System Generation.
>>
>>
>>
>> ---
>>
>>
>>
>> Do I need to install an aditional library?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> -Tobias
>>
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