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Adaptec 39160 SCSI Controller - Firmware, v.2.57.2s2, A02
Adaptec 39160 SCSI Controller BIOS
Release Date 11/15/2005
Importance: Recommended
Version: 2.57.2s2,A02

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Adaptec 39160 SCSI Controller BIOS

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).


PowerEdge 1300
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Operating Systems
Red Hat Linux 6.2
Novell Netware
MS Windows NT 4.0
MS Windows 2000

Applies to

  • 39160 SCSI Controller - Firmware

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixed issue: Booting to utility partition hangs on PE4400, PE2450, and PE1400 when 39160 is connected to hard drives.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for 39160A02.exe:

Instructions for 39160A02.exe

NOTE: You will need a pre-formatted DOS boot floppy to extract to and run these files from. DOS 6.22 is recommended

1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. 

Extract Files 
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package. 
2. Insert bootable floppy into floppy drive. 
3. Specify the drive letter of your floppy drive as the location to unzip the files. 
4. Click on the unzip button to extract files. 

Install FW
1. Boot system from the DOS bootable floppy diskette with extracted files from step 4 above.
2. Type the following command under DOS command to flash the BIOS:
   Flash4.exe -w 39160.rom
   This command will flash BIOS (39160.rom) to all adapters in the system that have the same model. 
   After successfully flashing BIOS, the utility returns status code 0.
3. Restart the system and verify that the adapter posts the correct BIOS banner during  system booting up.

Additional Notes:
   If there are some other adapter models in the system besides the ones you want to  flash, the flash utility will return status code 13: Unable to flash some of the host adapters after flashing. Ignore this error status since flashing to the required adapters has been successfully finished and the BIOS of those other adapter models are not changed.
   For more information on the flash4 utility, please read interfac.doc that is included
   in this diskette.            


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