rsmith303
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Re: Can't Update BIOUS on T110 II (no USC 'Platform Update' option)

Just wanted to add the final steps in case someone comes looking. It took me all day to figure out how to install an OS. I had to download the "Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD" iso from the drivers section for the T110.

www.dell.com/.../poweredge-t110

Instructions:

1.) 1. Download the latest "Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation" DVD.

2. Visit http://support.dell.com/, and search for drivers for your model of server.

In the "Systems Management" category, select "Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation" (click on the text, not the 'download' button, as this is a multi-part download).

3. Download all parts - (there are currently two)

DVD ISO Image 1 - OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01_iso.001

and

DVD ISO Image 1 - OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01_iso.002

4. From the Download Page, view the Installation Instructions, they have been copied here for convenience:

Download all ISO file segments into an empty subdirectory on your local hard drive.  After you have downloaded all the file segments, run the following command to create the ISO file:

copy /b OM*  OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso  [Windows]

cat  OM*  > OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso [Linux]

Note:  If the wildcard format above does not bring the file segments in the right order, run the following command instead to create the ISO file:

copy /b OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.001+OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.002 OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso [Windows]

cat OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.001  OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.002 > OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso [Linux]

Use your DVD burning software to create a DVD from OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.

Custom Instructions for OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.002:

This is part 2 of 2 of the ISO file.

Download all ISO file segments into an empty subdirectory on your local hard drive.  After you have downloaded all the file segments, run the following command to create the ISO file:

copy /b OM*  OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso  [Windows]

cat  OM*  > OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso [Linux]

Note:  If the wildcard format above does not bring the file segments in the right order, run the following command instead to create the ISO file:

copy /b OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.001+OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.002 OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso [Windows]

cat OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.001  OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.002 > OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso [Linux]

Use your DVD burning software to create a DVD from OM_6.5.0_SMTD_A01.iso.            

5. Follow the insturctions above to create the DVD ISO - you can use your favorite DVD Burning Software to burn to disk.

Once the Disk was created, I booted from DVD and followed the on-screen instructions to install a compatible OS. This process was VERY LONG and although it felt like the computer had frozen up, it had not, so be patient. It then asked me to insert the OS DVD which I did and after an hour of install I had a solid version of 2k8R2 running on my box.

Hope this helps.

-Rsmith303