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Flash Programming Locked

 
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Flash Programming Locked

Our new 380 G2 (ROM P24) came with BIOS 6/01 and refused to upgrade to the new BIOS (8/28/01) asking for a cold boot displaying that Flash Prog. was locked.

Cold reboots repeated the error and there was no setting in BIOS setup (or one could not be found) that unlocked the status. Firmware on integrated smart array controller was attempted and it went fine. Another attempt (after a reboot) for the BIOS upgrade, and it worked this time.

Has any one noticed this issue? Support documentation suggests this issue only with Proliant 8000/8500 (CUSTOMER ADVISORY: EH000111_CW02 dated 2/2000)

Thanks.
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Flash Programming Locked

(replying to my own message)
Resolution: System Board replacement by Compaq!!

Though the server seemed to be fine after letting us upgrade firmware (in 1 out of many tries), we did not want to take a chance how it would behave in future with new firmware upgrades if any.

We tried erasing NV RAM but the problem could be replicated though intermittently.
Thanks.