I need to update the BIOS on an S5000PSL server board.
I'm booting form FreeDOS via USB and running: BIOS101.BAT, Which warns me about a jumper, which I verified is correct, then extracts some stuff, then begins the BIOS update and hangs at:
Updating the system BIOS...0% Done
It says 3 min max. I left it for 1 hour. I tried 4 times, same thing.
Attached pic shows screen at hang.
Can't use the windows version as this is a Linux box. Can't use the "One-Boot Flash Update Utility" as that only supports red had and Suse and this is a Debian box.
Come on Intel!!! This shouldn't be so friggin difficult. All I want is for the $#!@#%# board to sleep, which is specifically fixed in the release notes for this firmware rev that I can't install.
I'm trying to install from the contents of S5000PSL_DOS_update_BIOS101_BMC68_FRUSDR48.zip
dmidecode reports the current version as: S5000.86B.07.00.0079.060520071732
The full dmidecode output is attached.
Please let me know if there's anything else I can provide.
Bruce, sorry for your troubles, however, I was able to perform an update using ROM-DOS with no issues using the package downloaded from Intel's support site http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19672 . I just made sure that there were no memory managers loaded during boot-up of ROM-DOS, since that may cause the update to fail.
Perhaps when you need to perform a BIOS update in the future, look at ROM-DOS as an option.
Hope this helps.
I'm stuck in the exactly same situation.
I try it with the freedos and the DOS update packate and after reading this post, with the IDA CD too and now at least I got this error:
ERROR: Current bios is not compatible to be updated to this packages.
Selecting the "Update from Intel" option I got this versions available:
|COMPONENT||Release in package||Release on server|
Release Date: 07/14/2006
BIOS REvision 3.0
After two weeks with this exact issue, I got my s5000psl updated.
I downloaded de DOS update Package at Download Center and created my USB Boot drive key following this tutorial step by step MS-DOS Bootable Flash Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
We got our server alive with this update (vmware esxi 5.1 compatible).
Hope this helps anyone