[Soekris] comBIOS update failure; connected but can't upload. help?

snowcrash+soekris schneecrash+soekris at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 02:31:00 UTC 2007


i'm trying to update bios on a 4801-60 from 1.28 -> 1.29.

following this doc:

	http://www.ultradesic.com/?section=36

& this thread:

	http://lists.soekris.com/pipermail/soekris-tech/2004-December/007377.html

i'm connected to the soekris via minicom.

@ boot/connect via serial port, i see:

	comBIOS ver. 1.28  20050529  Copyright (C) 2000-2005 Soekris Engineering.
	net4801
	
	0256 Mbyte Memory                        CPU Geode 266 Mhz
	
	Pri Mas  HTS541040G9AT00                 LBA Xlt 1024-255-63  39070 Mbyte
	
	Slot   Vend Dev  ClassRev Cmd  Stat CL LT HT  Base1    Base2   Int
	-------------------------------------------------------------------
	0:00:0 1078 0001 06000000 0107 0280 00 00 00 00000000 00000000
	0:06:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E101 A0000000 10
	0:07:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E201 A0001000 10
	0:08:0 100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E301 A0002000 10
	0:18:2 100B 0502 01018001 0005 0280 00 00 00 00000000 00000000
	0:19:0 0E11 A0F8 0C031008 0117 0280 08 38 00 A0003000 00000000 11
	
	
	comBIOS Monitor.   Press ? for help.

> show

	ConSpeed = 19200
	ConLock = Enabled
	ConMute = Disabled
	BIOSentry = Enabled
	PCIROMS = Enabled
	PXEBoot = Enabled
	FLASH = Primary
	BootDelay = 5
	FastBoot = Disabled
	BootPartition = Disabled
	BootDrive = 80 81 F0 FF
	ShowPCI = Enabled
	Reset = Hard

if i then, @ minicom,

	> download -
		Start sending file using XMODEM/CRC protocol.

then quickly, in minicom,

	CRTL-A S
	select xmodem
	nav to / select the "b4801_129.bin" (dl'd from the soekris site)
	ENTER

i see from the soekris, simply,

	.........................
	Error receiving file, aborting.
	>

i.e., no upload.

hints/suggestions as to how to get the new bios to upload?

thanks.


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