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Re: [Re: How to upgrade the OpenBoot version]

As well, if your system is an Ultra-based platform, you can
use Eddie's flash.o kernel module to update your flash from
within Linux.  Take a look at linux/drivers/sbus/char/flash.c
and you'll need the userland application as well from:


That said, you will still require an OBP binary image.  If you
have an identical system with a newer OBP version, you can use
this module to dump it to a file and then load it onto the older
system.  Otherwise, perhaps it is possible to extract the OBP
from the Sun-supplied platform patches.

SME has provided floppy images for quite a while that can be used
straight from the OBP to update-- I've not seen such things for
the SMCC platforms, but it certainly would be nice if they exist....


Stephane Monlibert - Sun france - ES - Support Engineer
<Stephane.Monlibert@Sun.COM> wrote:
> > Hello list.
> > 
> > Does anyone know how to upgrade the OpenBoot version? I know that it is
> > automatically upgraded when you install Solaris 8, but this is
> > tiresome. Do Linux upgrade tools exist?
> > 
> > Thanx in advance.
> > 
> > -- 
> >  ==> Ciao, Mosu (Moritz Bunkus)
> hello,
> for upgrade your OBP, you must install a patch
> give me your platform name (U-10, blade 100... E10K)
> I can send you the patch number or the patch file in attachment
> for install the patch, you will boot in single mode with a solaris cdrom
> and copy the file in tmp ... (see the readme of the patch)
> 		stef
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