Dell Server System BIOS, A04

PowerEdge 830, BIOS, A04

Fixes & Enhancements

* Fixed issue where Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 98 DOS CD does not boot from USB CD-ROM drive.
* Fixed incorrect reporting of last boot device number when booting to the Utility partition or doing a PXE boot.
* Fixed Multi-processor table entries when PCI-to-PCI bridge cards are installed.
* Fixed a system password security issue.
* Fixed issue where Thermal Monitor 2 was disabled for Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 631 3.0GHz Processors.
* Fixed issue where the Front Side Bus speed could be reported incorrectly.
* Changed BIOS Setup help message for password status.
* Applied Intel PCI-HUB (PXH-V) recommended programming updates required when two or more PCI cards are installed.
* Added Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Pentium D Processor on 65 nm process D0 Stepping Microcode (Patch ID=07h)

Version

Version A04, A04

Category

BIOS

Release date

02 Oct 2006

Last Updated

07 Jul 2012

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:PE830-A04.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 356 KB
Format Description:This file format consists of a BIOS-executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable USB flash drive, then boot the system to the USB flash drive and run the program.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
93d5e7c091be600dcd8bc4a5e57dd379
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Floppy
File Name:PE830-BIOSA04.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 614 KB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then double-click it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
99ec7d0dc5cc4eda35f27afc464ab84a
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:PE830-BIOSA04.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2 KB
Format Description:This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
5800bdf7aee593ce9bc7f54581bb1767
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:PE830_BIOS_LX_A04.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3 MB
Format Description:Dell Update Packages for Linux can be used as stand-alone applications that ensure that specific validation criteria are met, then apply an update.
Note: Update Packages for Linux are open source. See the Dell Update Packages for Linux Readme for details.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
B4C88FBD4043036ECFDB1C375E9C2AFC
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:PE830_BIOS_LX_A04.BIN.sign
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 0.2 KB
Format Description:The GnuPG signature for Red Hat Linux Update Package can be used to authenticate Dell's identity in the correlated Red Hat Linux Update Package.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
42A22FA064FEB808F114755845A61F73
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:PE830_BIOS_WIN_A04.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5 MB
Format Description:Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
572F99E38B506D95FBA98292DE98FBFF
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Applies to
Server System BIOS
Installation instructions
Instructions for PE830-A04.EXE

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link if you accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation
NOTE: You must provide a DOS bootable media, such as a USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file.
2. Update the name of the file to DOS recognizable format (8.3). If you do not update the filename to 8.3 format, the filename will be truncated to 8.3 format.
3. Copy the file to the bootable device.
4. Boot the system to DOS by using the bootable device.
5. Run the executable under DOS. Follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.





Instructions for PE830-BIOSA04.EXE


NOTE: In order to create this diskette, this file must be downloaded to and executed on a system running Microsoft Windows.

Download

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.

Installation

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file.
2. Run the executable file by double-clicking on the icon.
3. Click the Setup button.
4. Follow the directions to create the FlashBIOS update diskette.
5. Insert the created FlashBIOS update diskette in the target system.
6. Reboot the system.
7. When prompted, press the Y key to execute the FlashBIOS update.
8. Remove the diskette and reboot system.


Instructions for PE830-BIOSA04.TXT:

1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
The Dell Bios Release Notes window appears.

Dell Update Package Instructions for PE830_BIOS_LX_A04.BIN:

Download
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.

Installation
1. Read over the release information presented by executing the "./PE830_BIOS_LX_A04.BIN --version" command from the shell.
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
3. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
4. Run the update by executing "./PE830_BIOS_LX_A04.BIN" from the shell.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for PE830_BIOS_LX_A04.BIN.sign:

Download
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.

Installation
1. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, PE830_BIOS_LX_A04.BIN.sign

Dell Update Package Instructions for PE830_BIOS_WIN_A04.EXE:

Download
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.

Installation
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
5. Click the Install button.
6
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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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).