Updating dell bios without floppy
I tried the Dell support page using the Wine program down loader after a little configuring and set up on Install Shield Wizard I get the message : The PC doesn't have a floppy diskette drive any more and the other option using download manager is only executable via Windows Internet explorer I don't blame wine or anybody else but this is frustrating. But cuz you have no floppy drive the easiest thing you can do (and the I think best way would be you organise one - either USB or internal one) Then download a floppy bootdisk from here: floppy bootdisk images Create this bootdisk and copy the flash util and the BIOS update file on it.
Boot a floppy Image with your bios upgrade files directly from GRUB I never have floppies (or a floppy drives) and don't like booting into Windows to create a bootable USB floppy with the Dell utility. Boot from this disk and write the BIOS image to your BIOS.
If this is available for your motherboard, this utility may be the best option to use.
Anyone out there with experience with Dell blades who could give us a hint or two to get this working? Joe The M610 (and all Dell 11G or later servers) has a built in UEFI based utility called the Unified Server Configurator (USC) that you can boot into (by hitting F10 at startup) that includes the ability to download and upgrade the BIOS.
There are full instructions on how to use it in this Dell support document.
Now, however, I am having a hard time figuring out though how to add files so that I can access them from Free Dos.
The Arch Linux wiki says, "Finally, you may copy everything you want to flash there (BIOS, firmwares, etc)." I did that and then I rebooted into Free Dos. I had a "A: If the images are too large for a floppy, the same Arch Linux wiki has the instructions.
Then restart your computer and boot to the CD to run the BIOS flash utility.