[CentOS] ECC memory errors

Mon May 6 15:09:00 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

John Doe wrote:
> From: "m.roth at 5-cent.us" <m.roth at 5-cent.us>
>> Now, on an HP support list, someone left a message over the weekend that
>> I should do a BIOS update... except all I can find is a DOS .exe to do it,
>> *and* there's a comment about needing to install previous BIOS
>> updates....
>> You don't happen to know if I do need to install the previous update?
>>       mark, looking into a freedos USB key solution....
> You can boot from the Firmware Maintenance CD.
> It will auto-detect all the hardware firmwares and update them if
> needed...
> You just have to find the most recent CD that still supports your model
> (see in the release notes), since they gradually remove old hw to make
> some room for new ones...

No such luck: we don't have such a maintenance CD; if anyone does, it's
the other Institute, and as we're doing admin work, I'd guess they don't
have a real admin, so who knows where it is.

But wait, it's worse than that, Jim.... I did, in fact, boot freedos from
the USB key this morning... and when I tried to run it, it announced that
it *can't* be run in DOS mode.

No, there's no way anyone's going to spring for a Windows license, install
it, do the update, and redo the system as CentOS.

Joking aside, do you, or does anyone, have an opinion on the advisability
of trying to flash the BIOS under wine?