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dell_linux_bios_update: |-
BIOS Update Process for:
Debian/Ubuntu:
Install libsmbios
apt-get install libsmbios-bin
Fedora:
Install Dell repository:
wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/bootstrap.cgi | bash
yum install libsmbios-bin
#Get the System ID (as root)
getSystemId
Libsmbios version: 2.2.13
Product Name: OptiPlex 755
Vendor: Dell Inc.
BIOS Version: A13
System ID: 0x0211
Service Tag: 9RW2Y3J
Express Service Code: 21277512991
Asset Tag:
Property Ownership Tag:
Download the latest BIOS ".HDR" file for this system.
http://linux.dell.com/repo/software/bios-hdrs/
The directory will be named:
system_bios_ven_0x1028_dev_SYSTEM_ID_version_BIOS_VERSION.
Go into this directory and download the file, "bios.hdr".
#load kernel module
#need to check if this is required under Fedora
modprobe dell_rbu
#Update the bios
dellBiosUpdate -u -f ./bios.hdr-2.3.2
Supported RBU type for this system: (MONOLITHIC)
Using RBU v2 driver. Initializing Driver.
Setting RBU type in v2 driver to: MONOLITHIC
Prep driver for data load.
Writing RBU data (4096bytes/dot): ............................
..............................................................
.......................
Notify driver data is finished.
Activate CMOS bit to notify BIOS that update is ready on next boot.
Update staged sucessfully. BIOS update will occur on next reboot.
Reboot the system
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