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I want to make a bios upgrade to my g4 server which is running Ubuntu Server Edition 11.04. I need a good tutorial to make this happen without any consequences to my hardware. If anybody had this type of server and succeeded to upgrade the bios please share this information / steps with us.

Thanks in advance!

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You'll need to go to the vendor's website for download and installation instructions - for example h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/… –  fossfreedom Oct 7 '11 at 9:15
    
Yes, but the file name has .exe extension and i am under linux. –  saveandload.com Oct 7 '11 at 12:11
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indeed - I work for HP - and we dont support firmware and bios upgrades via any method other than the format we supply. My recommendation is to replace your disks with another set containing a W2K3 install. Once done, revert back to your linux install. –  fossfreedom Oct 7 '11 at 12:35
    
You need to download and boot from the firmware maintenance DVD. To get it go to hp.com, click on Support and Drivers, click on the green Support and Drivers box, enter 'dl380 g4' in the search box. Now click on "HP ProLiant DL380 G4 Server" in the results. Click on one of the Windows Servers links for the OS. Then click on "Firmware - DVD". Download, burn, then boot from the DVD. It will detect and offer to update the firmware on any of the HP components in your server (BIOS, RAID controller, NIC, etc). When done, take out the DVD and boot back into Ubuntu. –  Starfish Nov 21 '12 at 22:19
    
Here's a link to the Firmware DVD, but I've described how to get to it in the above comment since this link might break in the future: h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/… –  Starfish Nov 21 '12 at 22:20

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