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Botched firmware update?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:13 am
by peekb
I think I may have botched my firmware update... :(

I have a Run 5 card and it had the 1.2 firmware. I upgraded the firmware to 2.0 and now the card causes the machine to immediately crash into the monitor on boot, which means I can't boot from my CFFA card, and I don't have a way to get the firmware utils to a floppy drive so I can boot from that and try again.

Any suggestions? Can I perhaps beg someone to snail mail me a floppy disk with the firmware utils and images so I can perhaps boot from that and reflash the card? I'm happy to pay for all expenses incurred and the time required.

Any ideas welcome. Thanks!

Re: Botched firmware update?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:14 am
by peekb
Woo hoo! With the firmware asm code in hand and remembering my old monitor commands, I was able to trace it down to it trying to boot the aux rom. I was able to put the card in a different slot, flash the aux rom properly, put it back in slot 7 and it works!

Only to find that apparently my CF card is incompatible. :(