Re: firmware update
On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 04:44:10PM -0400, Brad Bobak wrote:
> heres the error ->
Yes, any firmware version after version 5 will _only_ allow
HP graphics card in a system with the defective PCI controller.
So your HP tulip card won't be allowed either.
Please google for A4190A-01 and A4191A-01 service notes I
referred to in the previous email. Your choices now are to
ditch that system, not use add-on PCI cards, or find a
different PA-RISC box that doesn't have that issue.
> --- Grant Grundler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 09:34:20PM -0400, Brad Bobak
> > wrote:
> > > Hi.. If I do a firmware update (on a hp c180) will
> > I
> > > be able to use non-hp pci cards (specifically a
> > faster
> > > nic)?
> > firmware update should not change anything related
> > to PCI devices _besides_ graphics cards _OR_ if you
> > have
> > one of the "old dino" machines that exhibited data
> > corruption (only some HP gfx cards were allowed on
> > those boxes).
> > The latest firmware will enforce that restriction by
> > not booting if a PCI device is installed in such a
> > box.
> > parisc-linux prints this at start up if you _might_
> > have such
> > a system:
> > The GSCtoPCI (Dino hrev 1) bus converter found may
> > exhibit
> > data corruption. See Service Note Numbers:
> > A4190A-01, A4191A-01.
> > Systems shipped after Aug 20, 1997 will not exhibit
> > this problem.
> > Models affected: C180, C160, C160L, B160L, and
> > B132L workstations.
> > Please locate/read the service notes in order to
> > determine
> > what you'd like to do.
> > > If not, does anyoone know of a list of supported
> > nics
> > > that I can use?
> > You can use most NICs. tulip, eepro100, e1000,
> > acenic, tg3
> > and several others are known to work on
> > parisc-linux.
> > However, only expect to boot from NICs with IODC
> > (parisc
> > firmware) support (e.g. tulip).
> > hth,
> > grant
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