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20 April 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 and DELL PowerEdge 1650

Do not just upgrade to Hardy! A bug in PowerEdge's firmware could bite you.

Before you upgrade your Ubuntu 6.06 to 8.04, take a moment or two and check all devices firmware on your PowerEdge. If yours Perc (PowerEdge Adaptec based RAID controller) 3/Di didn't get firmware update for couple of years, go to the Dell support page and download update. Unfortunatly, you'll need Windows machine with a diskette unit and two diskettes. Update of PERC firmware is needed for getting anything out of your new Ubuntu 8.04. This is also true for all other distributions with newer kernels.

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