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Re: trying to update 712, but...

Grant Grundler writes...

> On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 11:57:46AM -0800, Matt Taggart wrote:
> > I can't remember how I extracted mine, but I know it works.
> > I have placed it at,
> > 
> > ftp://www.parisc-linux.org/firmware/gecko-2.3
> Several of the latest firmware update LIF images are already parked on
> 	ftp://ftp.parisc-linux.org/kernels/

Oops, I didn't know about those. That's a silly place for them to live :)
I cleaned up my copy of the gecko fw to prevent confusion.

One thing I was thinking about today was that the latest 712 firmware was 2.3 
on the very first gecko I upgraded in 2000, and it's still the latest (not 
surprising). For most of the firmware images there is very little chance 
they'll get out of date. We used to be concerned about hosting them on 
parisc-linux.org, not because of redistribution issues, but because we wanted 
people to get them from the official HP location so they got the latest 
version. Now I suspect that's only a concern for the c8000 workstation and a 
few of the recent rpXXXX servers. With parisc coming to the end of the road 
I'm no longer concerned about pointing people at the HP site, better that are 
easy to find in a constant location.

For those updating firmware, I'll remind you that you can use any bootable 
device to upgrade your firmware. Netboot is usually easiest, but sometimes a 
CD, DAT, or scsi drive are an option if you don't have a network. Just write 
the firmware update lif image straight to the device and then boot it.

Matt Taggart

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