Upgrade your Dell PowerEdge/whatever servers firmware with CentOS LiveCD

Yeah, Dell wont let you run their tools from any linux dist you want…It HAS to be a RHEL-like dist.
Yes, i know you could do something like this.
But if you dont feel frisky, and want to do it the right way….Start by downloading this CentOS 5.4 ISO:
http://mirror.hh.se/centos/5.4/isos/i386/CentOS-5.4-i386-LiveCD.iso

Burn it and boot up your server with F11, CDROM

When all is up and youve got net, do these deps:
yum install compat-libstdc++-33 procmail

Place you .BIN file from Dell on a ftp/http whatever..
Ex.
wget http://supereye.org/2950.BIN #The newest PowerEdge 2950 firmware

Finally ready for flashing:
chmod +x 2950.BIN && ./2950.BIN

Great success!

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4 Responses to “Upgrade your Dell PowerEdge/whatever servers firmware with CentOS LiveCD”

  1. Oliver Says:

    This worked out greatly ! Thanks !

  2. Kinan Says:

    Man, when I got the title of your article, I thought I finally found it.
    It seems the article is a bit old, and the ISO image is no longer exist.
    DO you have it somewhere in your archive? Or can you let me know where to find it?

  3. MrBerry Says:

    You should be able to locate the centos livecd iso yourselves. Its freely available on alot of mirrors.

  4. serveurs hp Says:

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