TITLE: HP xw6400 Workstation System BIOS Packaged for Linux VERSION: 2.24 Rev. a DESCRIPTION: This package contains an updated System BIOS release for the HP xw6400 Workstation, packaged in a way that is easily usable within a Linux operating system environment. NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target workstation during Power On to run the Computer Setup Utility, and then select File/System Information. This information can be saved into a text file on a diskette or on a USB flash media device by selecting File/Save to Diskette. In order for a USB flash media device to be recognized by the workstation, the device must be attached before the workstation is Powered On. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP36734 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2007 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP xw6400 Workstation: HP Workstation xw6400 SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Red Hat Ent Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T) Red Hat Ent Linux 4 (x86) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86) LANGUAGE(S): Chinese(PRC Simplified) Czech Danish Dutch Finnish French German Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Russian Spanish Swedish Taiwanese Chinese US English ENHANCEMENTS: - Adds new CPU microcode and support for mixed processor steppings in the workstation. FIXES: - Fixes an issue that causes incorrectly padded address space allocation for PCI devices. This fix may result in more usable memory reported by 32-bit operating systems when 4 GB of RAM is installed in the workstation. PREREQUISITES: None INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: LINUX USERS: After downloading the SoftPaq file, verify that the SoftPaq file has a .tgz extension. If it does not, change it to .tgz. Some browsers automatically rename the file with a .tar extension, which makes the SoftPaq unusable. 1. Download and extract the .TGZ file. For example, to extract the contents, at console prompt type (where ''filename'' is replaced by the name of the file to be extracted): ''tar -xzvf filename.tgz'' 2. For more information about flashing the system BIOS, see the README text file that is provided in the SoftPaq. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.