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DELL Latitude E5530 BIOS Upgrade

DELL Latitude E5530 BIOS Upgrade from A16 to A21

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The @DELL Windows 10 recovery media No Bootable Device error #windows10 #bios #uefi #fail

According to

if you get the error

No Bootable Device error when booting to Dell Windows 10 media

it is because all Dell Windows 10 recovery media (Win10 recovery DVD [Clean install only from DVD] or WIN10 recovery USB key) require the system BIOS to be configured in the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode.

There will be no changes made to the Dell Windows 10 recovery media because, as by Microsoft design, Windows 10 is intended to be used in the UEFI mode configuration.

but that CANT be true ? i am sure i have a Lenovo Thinkpad that only has BIOS (not UEFI) that works fine with Windows 10 !

DELL Open Manage and older systems

Before you get carried away installing the latest (6.4) version of DELL Open Manage Server Administrator on an older system its worth checking the OMSA docs and OMSA RAID compatibility list so you dont actually lose any functionality !

For example the highest version of OM that works with

  • a DELL PE 1800 with PERC 4/SC raid controller or
  • a DELL PE 2900 with PERC 6/i raid controller

is OM 6.1 with SMS 3.1

So instead of installing the latest OM you’ll need to chose the best version for your hardware from

http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/

DELL announce PCs with Ubuntu in the UK

DELL now offer a new open-source operating system, so you can dive in and truly enjoy a PC experience just the way you want it.

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/segments/gen/client/en/ubuntu_landing?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs

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Free Libre Open Source desktops and notebooks from DELL UK

Now you can buy an Ubuntu open source desktop or notebook from DELL UK !

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/alliances/en/linux?c=uk&cs=ukgent1&l=en&s=gen

Unfortunately most of the links on this page take you to the US site but here's where you can start buying a Ubuntu PC in the UK !

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/segments/gen/client/en/ubuntu_landing?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs

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