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Old 09-15-2020, 12:29 PM   #1
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Dell T7600 bios update


I'm having some trouble with this. I've seen different approaches while ducking (my own term for searching on duckduckgo )

This server has Ubuntu on it and I tried Dell's legacy approach here. I was able to boot to Freedos usb and select safe mode but I wasn't able to change the drive letter. If I selected B it said something like removed the media from A and insert B. C, D and E just didn't work. So I don't know how to get to the usb here.

I would try this site's solution but I'm unsure of how to edit the image. I believe I could use mkisofs but I'm, honestly, a bit confused and really don't want to learn the tool inside and out. I just need to get this done.

There seems to be allot here but again, its allot. I wouldn't be sure how to use it.

I could really use some help on this. If there is a more direct write-up on this somewhere please point me.
 
Old 09-15-2020, 02:50 PM   #2
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Why do you want to update bios?
 
Old 09-19-2020, 11:39 AM   #3
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Well, besides normal security/features, I have a 12TB drive that it doesn't recognize. My question would be why would you not want to? (I guess besides it being a pain in the @#$%)

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Old 09-20-2020, 05:01 AM   #4
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^ I guess the previous poster wanted to point out that BIOS updates should only be done if there's a good reason.
You seem to have a good reason.

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This server has Ubuntu on it and I tried Dell's legacy approach here. I was able to boot to Freedos usb and select safe mode but I wasn't able to change the drive letter. If I selected B it said something like removed the media from A and insert B. C, D and E just didn't work. So I don't know how to get to the usb here.
This is a little confusing; all I see is that you're having trouble actually booting the USB stick with a bootable DOS installed?
I still think this is the best approach, you just need to figure out how to boot any USB?
 
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:23 AM   #5
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My question would be why would you not want to?
Last time I looked at a firmware update (UEFI not BIOS, as it happens), it basically told me not to bother. The system was only 3-4 years old, so I took its advice. It had a firmware based update, and takes a backup itself on the way, but I skipped it.

Re the drive, is it formatted as gpt ?
 
  


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