Re: Upgrading 715/100 Firmware
Now that worked! My firmware is up to date!
Disk has to "raw" unpartitioned. Thanks Grant! I'll now write that FAQ
for booting firmware I promised!
BTW. I found an old Syquest Ezdrive to use as a scratch disk, works pretty
well since its scsi.
At 10:45 AM 1/3/2002 -0700, Grant Grundler wrote:
Bill Ferguson wrote:
> I know this has been asked a zillion times but bear with me. I'm pretty
> new to Linux, but familar with many other operating systems.
> I've got debian 0.9.3 installed on a 715/100. Seems to work pretty well.
> My question relates to getting the firmware to a "scratch disk" which
> Grant speaks of in the archives (in my case sda1 set to type F0). sdb1,
> sdb2, sdb3, sdb4 are the disks where the Linux install resides.
"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
(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
(This is from ftp://ftp.parisc-linux.org/kernels/715/C7X50016.frm)
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