3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 26, 2012 11:09 PM by Doc_SilverCreek

    Bios update on DELL customized s5000PALR / FS12

    Sam Spencer

      I recently purchased a used dell FS12 2u server on ebay. This is an off-lease unit from dell's DCS division which creates "custom" servers for large data center customers.


      Its using a vanilla s5000PALR motherboard, but with a dell tweaked bios. I've been trying to update to the latest vanilla bios, but the IDA update will not apply it as it doesn't match the system.


      I have tried to build a usb key to boot into DOS, to try the dos update utility, but that hangs at the win98 loading screen (that brings back memories).


      Is there anyway to force the update?


      From what I can tell, its a standard s5000PALR M/B with dual e5420's, and a Perc 6/I raid card. The SATA/SAS midplane is by newisys, and the whole unit seems to be a dell branded version of the newisys 8200.