12G BIOS updates with smbios?

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Mon Apr 9 15:02:35 CDT 2012


On Mon, Apr 09, 2012 at 02:59:52PM -0500, Robert Kennedy wrote:
> Unfortunately we need to run an unsupported platform where the
> standard update package fails, even though all the Dell OpenManage
> tools seem to work just fine. I'm unsure what version of hapi is
> packaged in the update package and why it can't query what it wants.
> I'm guessing it doesn't like 3.1+ kernels, or  even 2.6.41+ kernels
> under uname26.
> 
> Device: BIOS
>   Application: BIOS
>   Unable to get the System Generation.
> 
> I guess I will try to find some recent documentation on the lifecycle
> controller to see if I can work around the problem.

Use biosdisk to add a bootable image to Grub:

http://linux.dell.com/biosdisk/



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