Updating dell bios ubuntu
There will be multiple choices, get the one with the BIOS version you want. To install the BIOS file, we have to activate the dell update service, (if there is no output, the service is activated) You are ready now and can restart the computer.
But then again, you might be a homelabber who’s stoked to have scored one of those Power Edge R710s on e Bay for ridiculously cheap or you’re a Sys Admin whose proposal for one of those badass new four-socket Power Edge servers got surprisingly approved. It’ll take about 60 minutes (depending on how many updates it needs) to automatically update everything. You should also thank Dell for not locking these ISOs down to just customers with active warranties & support (looking at you, HP).
The Fine Manual worked for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell Power Edge 2850.
I didn't even have to use the kernel boot option reboot=bios.
If the process isn’t automated in some way, it can also take a lot of your time and a lot of downtime for that server. As the server is booting up, boot into the BIOS Boot Manager (press F11) and click on “BIOS Boot Menu”.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to automatically update all of the firmware, drivers, and BIOS on your Dell Power Edge server via a bootable Linux ISO image. Once finished, plug the bootable USB drive you created into any of your server’s USB ports. After some initializing, you should be able to choose what device to boot into.