Questions tagged [firmware]

This tag is for questions related to the ROM BIOS of a computer, which may contain only elementary basic functions of a device and may only provide services to higher-level software. Firmware such as the program of an embedded system may be the only program that will run on the system and provide all of its functions.

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cat an file programs fail to acess a file but vi works properly (Debian)

I have getting some problems with my system after a bad reset via ctrl+alt+del. Since then errors related to ACPI and ata6 are reported. Trying to get a solution to this (in a savage way:I am n00b), I ...
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I'm getting Permission Denied when redirecting output from CMD to a text file using the logitech_dfu tool

I've gotten this output using this command you see here from the Logitech instructions, and using the ">" operator before the file names in said command. It errors, and does not place anything in the ...
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HPE ProLiant Firmware Update (SPP vs. iLO ROM Flash)?

What is the exact difference between a Firmware-Update of a HPE ProLiant Server via the SPP Service Pack which is around 7GB big and the iLO ROM Flash which is around 30MB. So there must be a big ...
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Flash firmware on a Micron OEM SSD (P400m)

I have a 100 GB Micron P400m SSD from an EMC VMAX array. The sector size is 520 or 528 bits. I can identify the drive with everything via the tools from Micron, but it refuses to download the firmware ...
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Debain 10 - Installing kernel 5 from backports

I tried to install kernel 5.x from backports in a frsh installed debian 10 and I failed because I have a 10G NIC: echo deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free > /...
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Updating microcode with combined kenel/initramfs

I'm running a system that boots to a .efi image that contains the kernel and the initramfs (unified kernel image). It is based on centos 7, 64 bit, with an Intel processor. I know that with a separate ...
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Exception during the UEFI preboot environment. DellFormsProcessorDxe.efi

While booting a Dell PowerEdge r720, UEFI crashes, making it mostly unbootable. This exception occurs after pressing F2 to get to "F2 System Setup" which means getting to the menu to switch back to ...
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Intel microcode not updating, where do I look to see what's failing?

I've rebooted the server multiple times for kernel updates, but the microcode doesn't update. I've tried manually initiating it with echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/microcode/reload, etc. steps. ...
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Is it safe to upgrade the IPMI/BMC firmware on a running Supermicro server?

We have two important production servers on (fairly ancient) Supermicro X8DT6 motherboards. I've never updated BMC firmware before, but I'm keen to see if we can get some HTML5 kvm consoles running on ...
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Changing Apple EFI for Xeon microcode

I have Mac Pro 3,1. I have just bought 2x Xeon E5450 SLBBM E0 stepping and found that there are unsupported by my Mac Pro. I tried to google for this problem and found that only SLANQ C0 stepping ...
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SG500 Boot Code Upgrade

I am trying to upgrade one of my switches it is an SG500 boot code 1.3.0.03. I have tried to tftp boot code 1.3.5 up to the switch but the tftp keeps giving me server aborted file not found. File is ...
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How to find Dell firmware versions through powershell

Looks like my newer servers are immune to this: #Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\CIMV2\Dell -Class Dell_CMApplication -Filter "componentType = 'FRMW'" -ComputerName "localhost" | Select name,version ...
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HP iLO 4 firmware update failure, stuck on “Checking HP Secure Digital Signature” and 1% flash progress. Stuck on firmware 1.51, ProLiant DL360p Gen8

I am trying to update the iLO 4 firmware on a HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8. It's a VMHost, running VMware ESXi, 5.1.0, 2323236. The VM's it runs are Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. It's currently ...
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What app in Dell firmware update actually writes the firmware to disk?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 server, fitted with Hitachi HUS156045VLS600 450Gb SAS drives. Unfortunately the disks are running NetApp NA02 firmware. I'd like to apply Dell E770 firmware so the ...
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Installing a WD Red NAS drive on a bare metal Freebsd 11.2 machine with ZFS

WD Red NAS drives come with built in firmware (NASware 3.0). If the drive is not going to be used in a conventional NAS device, such as a Synology or FreeNAS machine, are there any special procedures ...
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Checking GPU firmware

In a solution of GPU in Cloud (with OpenStack) where the VMs can access the graphic cards via PCI-passthrough, we want to be sure no malicious person changed the firmware of the GPU from inside a VM. ...
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Flashing (R530 onboard) Dell PERC H730 mini to IT mode?

Can I flash the firmware of the onboard PERC H730 mini (rebranded LSI) in a Dell R530 server? Right now, I have it in pass-through mode, which works fine, but FreeBSD doesn't get any SMART data. With ...
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Upgrading firmware for a PERCH700 RAID card on an old Dell Studio XPS 9100 desktop, running CentOS 7.5 [closed]

I run a home media server on an older Dell XPS studio 9100 desktop with a Dell PERC H700 RAID card. I've been trying to upgrade firmware on the perc card and I haven't been able to, always get: [...
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Incompatible drivers on IBM SAN due to different firmware. Can I flash it?

I had to change a drive in my IBM DS3512 SAN, I bought it by model (Seagate model) and not by IBM FRU code. I tried to put the drive but it fails with error "incompatible drive". I saw that the model ...
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Recover HP switch from failed firmware update

I have a HP V1910-16G (JE005A) switch which I decided to update the firmware on. I've downloaded the latest software package from the HP website (https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases....
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HP DL380 G5 fan control?

I have an HP DL380 G5 running Ubuntu Server 16.04. Whether the CPU load is near 0 or around 8 (for all 8 cores at maximum capacity for 2 hours), the iLO2 interface thus far always reports: 45% I/O ...
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Is it possible to copy the firmware from one SUN server to another SUN server?

There is no valid account for the oracle support site. I could not download the latest release. V440,Sun Fire V440 and Netra 440 Flash PROM Update POST 4.30.4.a OBP 4.30.4.a OpenBoot 4.30, https://...
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Second-hand Linksys WRT1900AC - security concerns? [closed]

I purchased a second-hand Linksys WRT1900AC wireless router from some guy online. Is it safe to just hard-reset, plug in and configure? As far as I understand, it is a highly-customizable device ...
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Dell R610 idrac upgrade

Recently I found out that iDrac has security issues here and according dell is not supposed to be connected to internet. I'm trying to upgrade it's firmware so I downloaded bootable iso from https://...
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Dell UEFI0023: Bios is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because it is not responding

After updating firmware on a Dell PowerEdge R730xd we received the following error message: UEFI0023: BIOS is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because the Management ...
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Offline firmware upgrade DL360 G7 & DL185 G5

We have just received two used HP ProLiant servers for community use and I need advice on where to find offline firmware update ISOs like those from Dell repositories. (My background is Dell) The ISO'...
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Where to ask about SNOM870 administrator access?

I updated one of our SNOM870 VOIP handsets to FW 8.7.5.35 and now cannot access the phone's administrative interface. The web access works and the phone finds the SIP proxy but many of the visible ...
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Paranoid: What does binary NIC firmware do? [closed]

My server has a Realtek NIC, so I installed realtek-firmware package from Debian non-free. My question is: What could be possible (paranoid) attack / backdoor scenarios coming with the proprietary of ...
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HP DL160 G6 firmware iso

I have an issue updating HP Proliant DL160 G6. I downloaded some firmware on the internet but its not working. I haven't had luck googling on the internet for a reliable firmware ISO to use. The ...
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How to upgrade HP 4110 VoIP phone firmware.

Actually, I have found the clue here on after googling, but the problem is I can not download the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 or 2013. http://jackstromberg.com/2013/05/configuring-lync-server-to-push-...
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How to upgrade Intel 10G NIC firmware under Linux

There is a Linux server with several Intel 82599ES cards: # lspci | grep -i eth 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection (rev 01) 01:00.1 Ethernet ...
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How to update firmware on Dell PowerEdge 1950 DRAC

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with a DRAC that I can ssh into but cannot http to. As I understand it, if the logs fill up all space, the only way to recover is to load the latest DRAC firmware. Not ...
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Failed BIOS update DELL R620

So ahead of an ESXi6.0u2 update we are refreshing the BIOS on one of our clusters to reach a compatible level. Using OME I have been able to push the BIOS to several servers without hitch, until now. ...
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Can I swap a SATA drive with one firmware type with one with another firmware type?

I hope this is pretty straight forward, but assume I have a Dell optiplex 780 (don't judge me) running Windows 7 SP1 with a Seagate 500GB 7200RPM SATA drive which lists Firmware: CC45. The hard drive ...
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Can't connect to RAID subsystem on IBM BladeCenter SAS RAID controller module to perform firmware update

I've come across and old IBM BladeCenter S and I'm having issues with the SAS/RAID system: Is possible to update the firmware for an IBM SAS RAID Controller Module (from R1.07 to 1.3.1.010) without ...
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LSI updater appears to have updated my Intel SSD, now cant recognise it - what to do?

I have an LSI 9211 HBA and an Intel 910 SSD. I updated the firmware on the HBA, using LSI's usual sas2flash utility. I removed all other LSI/HBA cards first. Unfortunately it now looks like the SSD ...
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Updating Dell Bios Silently Through SCCM

I am trying to run an upgrade script through SCCM for Dell Bios Firmware. I need it to run silently without an immediate reboot. When I push the script, the upgrade runs and logs as successful with ...
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Lycom PE-115 firware update possible? Otherwise `smartctl` on FreeNAS reports errors

I have Lycom PE-115 SATA 3 2 Port 6Gbps Low Profile PCI-e 2.0 Host Adapter in my machine running FreeNAS. It seem have some trouble with SMART of SanDisk SSD Plus I connected to it. I've seen reports ...
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Can I skip several version during a firmware update?

I have a SPARC T3-4 server experiencing a known bug (CR 7003014 as described here: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19417-01/html/E20814/z40004961296327.html). The solution is to update the firmware to at ...
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Check firmware version of iPhones using Exchange?

I have about 20 users that use iphones that are connected to exchange. They have the device policy that says you have to have a lock code and 10 wrong passwords erases your phone, etc. I am using ...
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Update all firmware on HP DL380 G5 server

I have an old HP DL 380 G5 server I got from work on which I have installed ESXi 6.0. I have a few different guest OSs running on it and am using it for testing several applications. I have increased ...
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Jetstor SAN disk firmware [closed]

We have a jetstor SAN, specifically http://www.9to5computer.com/AC&NC/JetStor%20SATA%20412iS%20iSCSI%20to%20SATA%20Rackmount%20Raid.htm and now discontinued. Its run for 6 years and just hit end ...
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Updating iLO on and old server

I have an old HP ProLiant DL380 G3 server I plan on using to tamper with. However, I have ran into an issue. I can't access iLO due to a firmware gap (from around 2003) to the present. When I try to ...
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Need to downgrade Seagate HDD firmware [closed]

OK so I knew I was taking a big risk doing this but I decided to upgrade the HDD firmware on drives in my RAID5 array. And of course the controller is now complaining that one of the HDD sizes is ...
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HP DL360 power supply have different firmware and coupled with that the PDU supplying power tripped. Could different power supply firmware cause this

We have a HP DL 360 Gen 8 server with two power supplies. Each of them have a different firmware, one of them is running ver 1 and the other is running ver 2. The PDU supplying power to them tripped ...
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PERC 5/i firmware on DELL PowerEdge 2950 cannot be updated

My DELL PowerEdge 2950 (Windows Server 2008 R2) OpenManage shows this warning. Firmware version is out of date. Firmware Version 5.0.2-0003 Minimum Required Firmware Version 5.2.2-0072 I ...
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System fails to boot after successful LSI 9211-8i firmware update

So, here we go. I purchased a used LSI 9211-8i to use in my NAS. I installed the card, attached a few drives, booted the system, and everything looked OK. I'm using FreeNAS and there was a warning ...
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HighPoint RocketRAID 2740 passthrough

I'm currently extending my server and about to buy a HBA. I stumbled across the HighPoint RocketRAID 2740 which is quite cheap at the moment. I am going to extend an existing MDRaid + LVM ...
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HP Smart Array P212 hangs after firmware update

I’ve just installed a perfect-running HP Smart Array P212 in my server. It comes with 2.72 firmware version. My server runs vmware ESXi 6.0 and, after perform a firmware update to 6.64 version as ...
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Flashing firmware to hard disks behind LSI controller

We have an Intel RAID Controller RS25DB080 (LSI SAS2208) with four ST2000NM0033-9ZM175 SN03 SATA disks. A hardware RAID10 volume is built using these disks and an Ubuntu Server OS is installed on it. ...