Tuesday, 8 May 2007

System Builder Tip: Intel SR1530AH/S3000AH BIOS Updates

When integrating any system, the first thing that should happen is a BIOS update.

Intel recently released BIOS version 41 for the SR1530AH/S3000AH server board.

The simplest method of updating the BIOS is to have a bootable USB Flash Drive (link to previous blog post) on hand with the BIOS updates and flash utility on it.

Once the system has booted and you are about to run the iFlash32 utility, the proper command line syntax is as follows:

iflash32 ah86041.cap /u [Enter]
Replace the current BIOS file name with the appropriate one for your situation. The U switch updates the BIOS automatically.

Answer Yes, and away you go.

Reboot and F2 back into the BIOS settings to verify that they are correct, then install your OS of choice.

Please note that the iFlash32 utility will error out of you use the .ROM file ... at least in this case.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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