Supermicro bios update
Paul van der Vlis
paul at vandervlis.nl
Thu Sep 11 14:41:36 UTC 2014
Normally I buy Supermicro servers. Updating the bios works most of the
time fine with the free program Flashrom. But now I have bought a
type what is not supported by Flashrom.
Because of that, the program asks which type of programmer to use, and
presents a list. But I don't know which one to choose. And Supermicro
support does not know that too.
When I ask Supermicro support (Europe) for another solution to upgrade
the bios, they only can advice me to create a bootable USB stick with
MS-DOS using a Windows PC.
This are servers what are used much with free software, in my opinion
it's normal to have some way to upgrade the bios without Windows.
I would like to ask you if you think about buying a Supermicro server,
first to ask Supermicro support for a way to update the bios. You can
ask it to your sales-person, or here in Europe you can ask it at
"support at supermicro dot nl".
Paul van der Vlis.
Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen
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