[CentOS] Install Centos 6 x86_64 on Dell PowerEdge 2970 and aSSD (hardware probing issues)

Sat Sep 6 14:46:36 UTC 2014
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Sat, September 6, 2014 9:21 am, Steven Tardy wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>
> wrote:
>> I was always fascinated: why [some] people are dying to upgrade
>> firmware?
>> It doesn't matter whether by firmware you mean system board BIOS, or
>> firmware of some card. Why taking chance having your machine hosed?
> Because BIOS updates often fix corner case issues/bugs.
> The BIOS release notes for this PowerEdge 2970 server:
>   http://downloads.dell.com/bios/PE2970-040201BIOS.txt
> includes:
>   * Fixed intermittent SATA Drive B not found error.

But that is exactly what I said: if the hardware was released and sold
with this piece of crap BIOS, then you shouldn't be buying that junk in
the first place. Or at least stop buying the crap made by _this_
manufacturer in a future. I'm still not convinced. Any better reasons?


> The likelihood of a BIOS upgrade going bad if due diligence is done to
> verify the BIOS upgrade is for that hardware is practically zero.
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247