On Sun, 2006-06-04 at 18:26 +0100, FRLinux wrote:
> On 6/4/06, Declan Moriarty <declan.moriarty at iol.ie> wrote:
> > Is there a microcode zapping utility (like an exe you could email) or do
> > I have to get the _exact_cd for the _exact_ server with the _exact_ xeon
> > microcode?
>> To reply on two messages at the same time, i thought the objective of
> the Dell OpenManage was to include specific drivers for your favourite
> OS, especially when you are installing a Windows OS. Dell OpenManage
> usually support a few Servers from the same range.
>> Silly one but you could still try to flash also the PE server to the
> very latest BIOS, it is usually "a good thing" (tm).
>> I was quickly browsing Dell's support website (the US side of it) and
> it does have OpenManage ISOs for download.
Thanks, I had found them and grabbed one at 104MB.
I'm not keen on flashing the BIOS, because it is a new motherboard,
which I presume has a new BIOS anyhow. I'll examine the older m/b to see
what the story is with the BIOS there.
I think I'll let the customer ask Dell, and see what he comes up with.
He'll hardly be game to have me travel again to kill a warning message.
And I'll be very much 'out of the office' taking it on. I have a
microcode update, and an eprom programmer, so things become possible
like searching the hex in the bios for a string in the mocrocode.
Thanks to all who filled me in on this - it seems to bellyache near the
beginning of the boot, but boots are few :-).
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