BIOS update for DELL GX270 Windows server 2003

where can we download the BIOS update for DELL GX270 running windows server 2003?
grnowAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
grnowConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
finally update it using ulitmate boot cd win version. would accept this as the answer and reward points for suggestion.
0
 
Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The only place I would trust getting BIOS updates for Dell Systems from is Dell.  Go to their web site.  BIOS updates aren't OS specific (usually) and for older systems (like the GX270) you likely would get it in a DOS format.  In which case, you'd have to make a boot floppy or boot CD (www.bootcd.com).
0
 
Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi,

As the DELL GX270 is desktop model. When checked on the dell web site, under operating systems list Windows 2003 is not listed.

Hence request you to get in touch with the Dell Support to cross verify whether the Windows 2003 is recommended on the DELL GX270 or not.

Hope this helps,
Shree
0
Cloud Class® Course: Amazon Web Services - Basic

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

 
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Shreedhar,

Recommended OS or not, it doesn't matter - BIOS is NOT an OS specific thing.
0
 
PowerEdgeTechConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
But the packages that update the BIOS from the OS can be OS-specific.  Many of the Windows update packages check to make sure it is a supported OS before running the update.  This one however should not be.  

Try the following.  If it does give you problems about the OS, you can boot to and run this from a DOS environment.  Running this from Windows or from DOS are your only options for updating the BIOS on this system.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R128823&SystemID=PLX_PNT_CEL_GX270&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=162&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=4&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=1&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=171479

Just a point of clarification ... only "supported" OS's are listed on the Drivers and Downloads page ... Server 2003 is not supported on the GX270, which isn't to say it cannot be installed and run just fine on it.
0
 
grnowAuthor Commented:
when I run it from windows, it give message, you must be logged in as administrator to run it (where i'm already logging in as administrator). the BIOS file is a .exe file... i have the ultimate boot CD utilities tools, which one is the option to use to boot to DOS? what is the recommended way to create bootable CD from a .exe file?
0
 
PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You can't make a bootable CD using just an .exe file.  I am not familiar with UBCD, but you need to have a bootable DOS floppy or CD with the BIOS .exe loaded on it.

After downloading the file, did you right-click, Properties, and Unblock at the bottom of the General tab?

Did you try right-clicking the .exe, Run as..., and uncheck "run in restricted mode" or right-clicking, Properties, Compatability, and check the "allow non-administrators"?
0
 
PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Actually, I just tried on Server 2003 and got the same thing and was unable to make it run trying the things I suggested.  It WILL however run in XP (mine failed obviously because it is not running on a GX270).  Booting to a DOS disk is probably your only option.  If you have a spare drive, you could also install XP on it for the update ... or even booting to an XP live CD may work.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.