Subject: firmware update
To: Alpha-port NetBSD <port-alpha@netbsd.org>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Michael_B=E4rwolff?= <mb@g-zwo.de>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/01/2002 01:11:30
Hi all,

I have a problem with a PC164 board. I've got this board with ARC 
console installed and I desided to update to SRM console. I downloaded 
the nessesary tools (fwupdate.exe, pc164srm.rom) and started with the 
update process. The procedure finished successfull and everything was 
looking fine (see below). I left the computer alone for about 30 minutes 
and after that break the maschine was dead, no reboot was able, nothing. 
The only sign is an average symbol ("°") at power on.
What has happened and what can I do now?

bye....
Michael



Update:

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before update
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ń°EUREUR° 
Initializing device drivers: ...OK.
╔══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗║ WARNING: 
The firm
ware has found that some information ║║ in the NVRAM of your machine
is inconsistent. ║║ The problem areas are: ║
║ ║║
║║ >33mEnvironment variables (
must be fixed) >34m║║ >33mConfiguration tree (must be fixe
d) >34m║║ ║║
If a problem is labelled as "must be fixed", ║║ you must cor
rect it before Windows NT can be ║║ booted or installed. A problem
without this ║║ label might not affect Windows NT, but you ║║
should fix it at some point anyway. ║║
║║ Select "Set up the system" from
the ║║ Supplementary menu to correct these problems. ║║
║║ Please wait.
.. ║╚═══════════════════════════════════════════
═══════════════╝ Alpha Firmware Version 4.48
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Semiconductor
A Digital Equipment Corporation business
May 1996

Boot menu:
Use the arrow keys to select, then press Enter.

1. No boot selections, press any key to continue
2. Boot an alternate operating system...
3. Run a program...
4. Supplementary menu...

Enter your selection: 4
 >K>K>K>K Alpha Firmware Version 4.48
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Semiconductor
A Digital Equipment Corporation business
May 1996

Supplementary menu:
Use the arrow keys to select, then press Enter.

1. Install new firmware...
2. Install Windows NT from CD-ROM
3. Set up the system...
4. Display hardware configuration
5. Boot menu...

Enter your selection: 3
 >K>K>K>K>K Alpha Firmware Version 4.48
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Semiconductor
A Digital Equipment Corporation business
May 1996

Setup menu:
Use the arrow keys to select, then press Enter.
 >33m The yellow items should be done before booting Windows NT.>37m
1. >37m Set system time...>37m
2. >33m->Set default environment variables...>37m
3. >33m->Set default configuration...>37m

5. >37m Manage boot selection menu...>37m
6. >37m Setup autoboot...>37m
7. >37m Machine specific setup...>37m

9. >37m Edit environment variables...>37m
10. >37m Reset system to factory defaults...>37m

12. >37m Help>37m

14. >37m Supplementary menu, and do not save changes...>37m

Enter your selection: 5
 >K>K>K>K>K>K>K>K>K>K>K>K>K>K Alpha Firmware Version 4.48
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Semiconductor
A Digital Equipment Corporation business
May 1996

Boot selections menu:
Use the arrow keys to select, then press Enter.

1. Add a boot selection...
2. Change a boot selection...
3. Verify boot selections
4. Delete a boot selection...
5. Dump boot selections
6. Rearrange boot selections...
7. Setup menu...

Enter your selection: 7
 >K>K>K>K>K>K>K Alpha Firmware Version 4.48
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Semiconductor
A Digital Equipment Corporation business
May 1996

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Update




Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation
Copyright (c) 1993-1996 Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Semiconductor
A Digital Equipment Corporation business
May 1996

Supplementary menu:
Use the arrow keys to select, then press Enter.

1. Install new firmware...
2. Install Windows NT from CD-ROM
3. Set up the system...
4. Display hardware configuration
5. Boot menu...

Enter your selection: 1
 >K>K>K>K>KSearching for the update tool on CD-ROM and floppy...
Timeout on keyboard controller or keyboard initialization.
All I/O is going to serial port #1.

Initializing firmware update.

°EUREUR°N No mouse detected.

Initializing device drivers: ...OK.

Initializing Flash Driver: Intel 28F008SA
Firmware Update menu:
Firmware Update menu:

1. Update Firmware
3. Restart the system

N - Next menu (if any)...
P - Previous menu (if any)...

Enter your selection: 1
Locating Image: multi()disk()fdisk()\pc164srm.rom
Loading multi()disk()fdisk()\pc164srm.rom...done
Checking Image...OK

Really update flash with 'multi()disk()fdisk()\pc164srm.rom'?
1. Yes
2. No

Enter your selection: 1
Flashing image at offset 0x10000


Writing Flash Block: 1W 2W 3W 4W 5W 6W 7W 8W 9W
Verifying Flash Block: 1V 2V 3V 4V 5V 6V 7V 8V 9V
Console selection does not match flashed image. Console selection: 
Windows NT
New Firmware: OpenVMSUpdate console selection?
1. Yes
2. No

Enter your selection: 1
Console selection set to OpenVMS

Flash Update Complete.
Press any key to continue...
Firmware Update menu:
Firmware Update menu:

1. Update Firmware
3. Restart the system

N - Next menu (if any)...
P - Previous menu (if any)...

Enter your selection: 3
Restarting the system

Image found at 10000
Image base in flash is 80300000
Jumping to new image at 300000...
Address = 00300000
Memory Size = 08000000
Clock Cycle Period = 00000aac
System Revision = decb0001
Active Processors = 00000001
System Context Value = 00000000
*** keyboard not plugged in...
ff.fe.fd.fc.fb.fa.f9.f8.f7.f6.f5.f3.f2.f1.f0.
ef.b0.b1.b2.b3.ee.ed.ec.f4.eb.ea.e9.e8.e7.

Digital AlphaPC 164 366 MHz Console V5.5-1, Jul 14 1999 12:37:45
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