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Re: Upgrading 715/100 Firmware

At 10:45 AM 1/3/2002 -0700, you wrote:
"scratch disk" means the whole *disk*. PDC loader doesn't know anything
about partitions.  ie if /dev/sda is "scratch", then use
        dd if=c7x50016.frm of=/dev/sda bs=2k

Okay..so a disk with no partitions at all?  Correct?

The term "scratch" has a different meaning to me from a different OS, as in a spare tape or drive that is formated but not used.

I'll try it with unpartitioned?  or just one partition?

(Note: bs parameter doesn't do anything since the disk is 512 sectors
no matter what we specify....just a good reminder in case we use different

> I've tried booting from bootp, cdrom, tape, and now scratch disk and I
> can't get the LIF image to work.

*sigh*. bootp, tape, and disk definitely work - I've done all three.
Are you *sure* it's a LIF image you are playing with?
"lifls C7X50016.frm" under HPUX will display the LIF contents.

Can you compare md5sum output?
        grundler <511>md5sum *.frm
        4d7dc913c507eda18c34e8af29352086  C7X50016.frm

(This is from ftp://ftp.parisc-linux.org/kernels/715/C7X50016.frm)


MD5SUM matches exactly. I think the problem is the partitions. I'll get rid of that and try again.

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