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BIOS UPDATE INFORMATION

Hi There Everyone!

Can anyone tell me what "ICEMAN" and "COLOSSUS" mean in the "applies to" section of the BIOS update information please?

I am trying to tell if a BIOS update is applicable to my machine (24 5400 AIO).  An email from Dell says it is but support assist doesn't find it.  I can only see it when I search for updates for my machine manually.

Thanks for your help.

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Follow-up:

My Dell tech contact confirmed those are internal code names which were used for 2 models sharing the same BIOS.

The latest BIOS v1.13.0 listed on the support site is suitable for the Inspiron 5400 AIO.

A request to correct the "applies to" will be submitted. And FWIW, if you look at "applies to" for the Intel chipset driver offered for the Inspiron 5400 AIO, it's "strange", in a different way.  Hopefully they'll fix both of those at same time.

Ron

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Strange!

I pinged my Dell contacts...

EDIT: I did confirm I see the same thing...

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@Davie F 


Dell Inspiron 24 5400 and 5401

inspiron-24-5400-aio/drivers

inspiron-24-5401-aio/drivers

 

Inspiron_5400_5401_7700_1.13.0 
m12g1 BIOS Details
Release date
02 Aug 2022
- Firmware updates to address security vulnerabilities including
(Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures - CVE) s
CVE-2022-32484, CVE-2022-0778, and CVE-2022-32493.

Older Versions

1.12.0  Jun 2022
1.11.0  May 2022
1.10.0 Apr 2022
1.9.0  Mar 2022
1.8.0  Jan 2022
1.7.0  Dec 2021
1.6.0  Nov 2021
1.5.2  Aug 2021
1.3.1  Apr 2021
1.2.2  Jan 2021
1.1.2    Nov 2020
1.1.0   Oct 2020
 
 

 


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@RoHe  @speedstep  Thanks for your replies!

I still don' know why Support Assist did not find this update automatically.  Even the option to find the update automatically on the Dell update site does not find this BIOS update.  It can only be found using the manual search.

This would therefore suggest that this BIOS update is not applicable for my 24 5400 AIO, even though it says it is in the additional information supplied on the Dell update website.  Very confusing.

So should I install it manually, or should I ignore it because Support Assist does not offer it as an update?

I also cannot find what "Iceman" or Colossus" refers to.  Does anyone have a lcue?

Thanks again for your help,

Davie

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Just a guess: an internal code name for an existing or to-be-announced product.

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@Davie F The page for the latest BIOS 1.13.0 lists your Inspiron 5400 AIO under Compatible Systems.

If you look at the pages for all previous versions of BIOS for the Inspiron 5400 AIO that are listed, all the way back to v1.0.0, they all say: Applies to ICEMAN, COLOSSUS.

So I don't think there's any concern this version is not for your PC.  BIOS 1.13.0 was only released on 2-Aug'22, and it may take a day or three before all their databases get updated with the latest info so this version can be offered via SupportAssist or by a direct Service Tag search.

As @NJDave suggested, those may have been internal code names during development for two related PC models that share the same BIOS, or possibly even code names for the BIOS, itself.  My Dell tech contact is going to check into it.

FWIW, this isn't the first time "Applies to" on a support page says something odd, and probably not the last time either!

Ron

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Follow-up:

My Dell tech contact confirmed those are internal code names which were used for 2 models sharing the same BIOS.

The latest BIOS v1.13.0 listed on the support site is suitable for the Inspiron 5400 AIO.

A request to correct the "applies to" will be submitted. And FWIW, if you look at "applies to" for the Intel chipset driver offered for the Inspiron 5400 AIO, it's "strange", in a different way.  Hopefully they'll fix both of those at same time.

Ron

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   I'm not a Dell employee

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@RoHe  Many thanks for your reply Ron and sorry for taking so long to respond.  The page formatting on the site has been all over the place but it seems to be sorted now.

Many thanks for your explanation - i'll go ahead and update the BIOS now.

Best regards,

Davie

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Yes, the forum has had serious formatting issues for last week or so, and it took them a while to find/fix the problem, but all should be ok now.

Follow the instructions: Updating the BIOS from BIOS Boot Menu (independent of operating system) on that update page, and post back to let us know the BIOS update worked for you.

Ron

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The formatting has gone all over the place again! Was working earlier today but gone t*ts up again now!
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