Updating HP DL360 G4 Smart Array firmware from Debian
I needed to upgrade the Smart Array firmware on an old HP DL360 G4 server in our lab, to fix some nasty bug with Linux locking up when there was a lot of disk IO.
However, I am running Debian Sid 64-bit and the nice .scexe Online Rom Flash tool that HP provides for this purpose is 32-bit only and depends on some ancient version of libstdc++.
Here’s what I did to make it all work (root access required):
aptitude install libc6-i386 mkdir /root/tmp cd /root/tmp wget http://archive.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gcc-2.95/libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2_2.95.4-27_i386.deb ar x libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2_2.95.4-27_i386.deb tar xfz data.tar.gz cd /usr/lib32 ln -s /root/tmp/usr/lib/libstdc++-* .
After this I was able to run the firmware update file (CP009355.scexe in this case). :)
The symlinks created in /usr/lib32 can now be removed.