[Soekris] net4501 bios upgrade
gPrince at Websong.com
Fri Dec 12 17:57:29 UTC 2003
At 08:08 AM 12/12/2003, you wrote:
> I've gotten my hand on this old net4501 board
> with bios 1.10 (20020603). I'm trying to update
> the bios but no matter what I do I keep getting
> transfer errors:
> Start sending file using XMODEM protocol.
> ½+lsz -X b4501_122.bin
> Sending b4501_122.bin, 1024 blocks: Give your local
> XMODEM receive command now.
> Xmodem sectors/kbytes sent: 0/ 0kRetry 0: NAK on sector
> Retry 0: NAK on sector
Just a random though - check what kind of handshaking you are using on your
serial line. My experience with Net4501's is that they want XON/XOFF, and
will not work with DTR/DSR or RTS/CTS. They also don't seem to work if you
have handshaking turned off completely.
I have found that this works with BIOS version 0.99a and later.
--- Gary Prince
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