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Flashing Cisco SPA942 phone with SPA504G firmware

I have a Cisco SPA942 phone, which is no longer supported by Cisco. It's running the latest firmware available for this phone: 6.1.5(a). Cisco replaced the SPA942 with the SPA504G, which is almost ...
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Dell Power Edge Diags and Firmware Updates from a WinPE environment

I am looking for a way to upgrade all firmware on Dell PE servers from within a WinPe environment. We are a reseller and I already have an environment set up to transfer ownership of the servers to ...
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bootable CD to upgrade firmware

We have a DL380 G6 and we want to put the latest BIOS firmware on a bootable CD-ROM. The bootable USB installer that HP provides works great, but we want a bootable CD-ROM instead, because we have ...
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HP Procurve Access Point thinks it is another model

I have two HP Procurve Wireless Access Point 420, model number J8130B. One of them works great, and the other isn't able to have its wireless configured. I have tried a factory reset of ...
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Update BIOS on Sun Fire X4150 server

I have some Sun Fire X4150 servers with a very old BIOS release (1ADQW015), which seems to have some compatibility problems with WMware ESX Server 3.5 and Windows 2008 R2 virtual machines; so I want ...
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Easily patch Dell firmware without OS support?

On our HP servers, HP provides an image we can put on a USB key (or CD), boot from and patch the all the firmware in the system. On our Linux Dell servers there's a convenient yum repository we can ...
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What UEFI-based machines are available in the market today?

I am looking for Client systems that have UEFI firmware. What are the existing systems that can be bought in the market today?
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Where can I find old versions of linksys router firmware?

I've had a headache of a weekend after upgrading to the latest firmware for my wrt54g. Suffice it to say I'm not satisfied with the latest version. Now I'm looking around for the previous version of ...
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Adaptec 2420SA RAID 1 rebuild 66% after 1 week

We're running a 500GB RAID 1 on an Adaptec 2420SA - 2x500GB Hitachi Drives. It suddenly crashed and required a rebuild -- was not even booting. It's only at 66% after about a week. Very frustrated. ...
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Is mismatched firmware on drives in a raid-6 a bad thing?

I recently expanded a raid-1 to a raid-6 with six drives. I ordered all four of the new drives from the same place, and all of them were advertised to be the same drives as the original two--Seagate ...
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I flashed my DS4700 with a 7 series firmware, now my DS4300 cannot read the disks I moved to that location. Can I low-level format these disk to restore the DAC?

In preparation for adding a number of 1Tb SATA disks to our DS4700 I flashed the controller firmware from a 6 series (which only supports up to 2Tb logical drives) to a 7 series (which supports larger ...
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Is it safe to flash LSI MegaRAID firmware from within MSM on a 'live' system?

When does the firmware actually get reflashed? Next time the server is restarted? I don't want to interrupt services but I'd love to get the latest update out of the way. (It fixes read/writes for ...
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NIC firmware version on my DL380 G5

I am trying to figure out what is my current NIC firmware version. If I run the latest firmware upgrade from HP, I get the following: It doesn't tell me the current version. If I try to check it ...
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Centralised configuration management for basic linksys routers?

Does anyone know if its possible to install a custom router firmware, such as dd-wrt and then use a central config management tool to push/pull changes? The setup here involves each office having ...
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How can I modify the Ubuntu Server install CD to add a hardware driver?

I found this link to modify an Ubuntu install CD. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization However, I want to put the Adaptec aic94xx RAID driver onto the disk so that my RAID ...
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Linksys WRT54G - Which firmware is best for sharing internet connections with several seperate offices?

I am looking into buying a Linksys WRT54G series to use as my router, DNS and Firewall. I would like to be able to share my internet connection with a couple of other small organisations too and have ...
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uEFI Remote Mangement

Is there a sane method to set uEFI settings (for machines with no OS) from a remote machine? I've just spent hours for changing the boot order of a handful of machines. The extended boot up times for ...
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On boot firmware request for intel GMA 3100 chipset timing out

I am currently in the process of installing a Gentoo linux box with a Vanilla 2.6.29-r5 kernel with gentoo-xen-kernel patches in order to run the Xen Hypervisor. After rebooting with the new kernel, ...
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Recommended 256 GB SSD for Linux servers

I need some relatively-affordable 256 GB SSD drives for a Linux application where fast seek performance (many IOPS) is more important than sequential throughput. The ratio of reads to writes is more ...
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What firmware to choose for ASUS WL-500GP v1

I've found several firmwares out there: OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato and Oleg's. I'm wondering what is the best choice? Router is working in the home network (desktop through wires, laptop uses WiFi). ...
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Adic Scalar 100 (Dell Powervault 136T) drive firmware downgrade problem

I've got an Adic Scalar 100 (also commonly rebranded by dell as powervault 136T). recently one drive failed and we put in a spare LTO2 drive into the changer. Unfortunately, the drive has slightly ...
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.DLL error when installing firmware for Dell PE2900 PERC 5/i RAID

I'm installing a new RAID firmware version (2.5.0) for a Dell PE2900 which has a PERC 5/i RAID setup. When I run the installer, it gives the message "The procedure entry point RegDeleteKeyExA could ...
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How to fix port forwarding on Linksys T-Mobile router that was vendor upgraded to v1.0.20

Linksys has flashed my t-mobile branded router model number WRTU54G-TM from v1.0.15 to v1.0.20 and in doing so broken all the port forwarding. I tried reflashing it back to v1.0.15 and that fixes the ...
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Firmware Best Practices and Update Schedules

Firmware receives very little attention when it comes to updates. Out of sight, out of mind. Many devices: RAID controllers, NICs, chipsets, and even hard drives, get some benefit from being ...
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Are there freezing issues with the Seagate Barracuda ST31500341AS anymore?

I found this hard drive on NewEgg: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM ...
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OSS Router firmwares

DD-WRT, Open WRT , Tomato or Third-party firmware projects ? What are the compelling reasons to choose between these? I used to be a great DD-WRT fan until I realized that the author was ...