How to recovery M3291 from bad firmware flash?

Discussion in 'Tyan' started by Frank Tarczynski, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. I installed a brand-new M3291 SMDC in a S2882D (K8SD) system. Something
    went wrong while the firmware flash routine was exiting leaving the
    M3291 in a non-working state.

    Reseting the M3291 seems to have no effect. The motherboard doesn't
    respond to keyboard presses when the M3291 is connected.

    I can get the keyboard working by putting a jumper on the BOOT Mode
    (JP1) jumper but when I try to flash the M3291 again the UH8.EXE utility
    cannot see it.

    Anyone know how to recovery from a bad firmware flash?

    Frank
     
    Frank Tarczynski, Jan 26, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Frank Tarczynski wrote:
    > I installed a brand-new M3291 SMDC in a S2882D (K8SD) system. Something
    > went wrong while the firmware flash routine was exiting leaving the
    > M3291 in a non-working state.
    >
    > Reseting the M3291 seems to have no effect. The motherboard doesn't
    > respond to keyboard presses when the M3291 is connected.
    >
    > I can get the keyboard working by putting a jumper on the BOOT Mode
    > (JP1) jumper but when I try to flash the M3291 again the UH8.EXE utility
    > cannot see it.
    >
    > Anyone know how to recovery from a bad firmware flash?
    >
    > Frank


    A continuation to my last posting regarding my M3291 SMDC card problem.

    I loaded Suse 10.1 linux on to my S2882D system and get this when I try
    to flash the firmware on my M3291:

    m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop # ./uh8l -u SMDC2882D.rar
    BMC Utility on Linux For M3291 version 0.9.1
    Copyright 2003-2006 TYAN Computer Corp.
    IPMI Ver: 1.5 Firmware Rev: 0.17 Vendor ID: 8552 Pdt ID: 0
    Update Firmware with File SMDC2882D.rar
    Enter Downloader......OK
    Flashing now
    ...............................................................................................OK
    reset and wait
    Exit Downloader......Firmware cannot return normal state
    m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop #

    I've tried this a couple of times and always get the same results.

    I've tried downloading the firmware file (SMDC2882D.rar) again and also
    get the same results.

    I tried some other uh8l commands:

    m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop # ./uh8l -d
    BMC Utility on Linux For M3291 version 0.9.1
    Copyright 2003-2006 TYAN Computer Corp.
    IPMI Ver: 1.5 Firmware Rev: 0.17 Vendor ID: 8552 Pdt ID: 0
    Get IP Address Fail
    m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop # ./uh8l -a
    BMC Utility on Linux For M3291 version 0.9.1
    Copyright 2003-2006 TYAN Computer Corp.
    IPMI Ver: 1.5 Firmware Rev: 0.17 Vendor ID: 8552 Pdt ID: 0
    Get IP Address Fail
    m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop #

    I can't tell if I've scrambled mt M3291 or if the SMDC2882D.rar file may
    be corrupt. The M3291 is suuposed to be a IPMI version 2.0 device but
    it's reporting version 1.5.

    Frank
     
    Frank Tarczynski, Jan 28, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. Frank Tarczynski

    Paul Guest

    Frank Tarczynski wrote:
    > Frank Tarczynski wrote:
    >> I installed a brand-new M3291 SMDC in a S2882D (K8SD) system.
    >> Something went wrong while the firmware flash routine was exiting
    >> leaving the M3291 in a non-working state.
    >>
    >> Reseting the M3291 seems to have no effect. The motherboard doesn't
    >> respond to keyboard presses when the M3291 is connected.
    >>
    >> I can get the keyboard working by putting a jumper on the BOOT Mode
    >> (JP1) jumper but when I try to flash the M3291 again the UH8.EXE
    >> utility cannot see it.
    >>
    >> Anyone know how to recovery from a bad firmware flash?
    >>
    >> Frank

    >
    > A continuation to my last posting regarding my M3291 SMDC card problem.
    >
    > I loaded Suse 10.1 linux on to my S2882D system and get this when I try
    > to flash the firmware on my M3291:
    >
    > m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop # ./uh8l -u SMDC2882D.rar
    > BMC Utility on Linux For M3291 version 0.9.1
    > Copyright 2003-2006 TYAN Computer Corp.
    > IPMI Ver: 1.5 Firmware Rev: 0.17 Vendor ID: 8552 Pdt ID: 0
    > Update Firmware with File SMDC2882D.rar
    > Enter Downloader......OK
    > Flashing now
    > ..............................................................................................OK
    >
    > reset and wait
    > Exit Downloader......Firmware cannot return normal state
    > m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop #
    >
    > I've tried this a couple of times and always get the same results.
    >
    > I've tried downloading the firmware file (SMDC2882D.rar) again and also
    > get the same results.
    >
    > I tried some other uh8l commands:
    >
    > m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop # ./uh8l -d
    > BMC Utility on Linux For M3291 version 0.9.1
    > Copyright 2003-2006 TYAN Computer Corp.
    > IPMI Ver: 1.5 Firmware Rev: 0.17 Vendor ID: 8552 Pdt ID: 0
    > Get IP Address Fail
    > m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop # ./uh8l -a
    > BMC Utility on Linux For M3291 version 0.9.1
    > Copyright 2003-2006 TYAN Computer Corp.
    > IPMI Ver: 1.5 Firmware Rev: 0.17 Vendor ID: 8552 Pdt ID: 0
    > Get IP Address Fail
    > m3291b:/home/frank/Desktop #
    >
    > I can't tell if I've scrambled mt M3291 or if the SMDC2882D.rar file may
    > be corrupt. The M3291 is suuposed to be a IPMI version 2.0 device but
    > it's reporting version 1.5.
    >
    > Frank
    >


    I know zero about what you're trying to do, but I do notice one thing.

    It is unlikely that a flashing utility would accept a .rar file directly.
    RAR files are a form of compression and archiving. Like ZIP or tar.gz,
    they typically aren't used directly. You have to undo them first.
    I used a copy of unrar.exe (Windows) to list the contents of

    ftp://ftp.tyan.com/software/tso/m3291/firmware/SMDC2882D.rar

    07/27/2006 06:12p 6,836 2882r01.SDR
    10/18/2006 12:46p 385,272 2882r20.bin
    06/19/2007 04:34p 76 ASF5704.BAT
    03/08/2006 05:48p 131,072 B341A244.BIN
    12/18/2006 03:50p 323,447 b57udiag.exe
    11/27/2006 02:27p 19 cfg.bat
    10/18/2006 01:23p 64 dosfls.bat
    05/27/2005 10:36a 40,608 IH8.EXE
    11/27/2006 02:28p 178 linuxcfg
    10/18/2006 01:23p 73 linuxfls
    07/16/2007 03:55p 3,201 m3291.cfg
    07/18/2007 09:04a 913 readme.txt
    01/28/2008 08:57a 1,887,264 SMDC2882D.rar
    09/24/2007 09:32a 1,320,133 smdc_S2882-D.jpg
    11/09/2007 05:40p 112,339 UH8D.EXE
    11/09/2007 05:43p 65,633 uh8l

    08/05/2006 11:34a 200,704 UnRAR.exe
    01/28/2008 08:57a 1,887,264 SMDC2882D.rar

    Have a nose around some of the smaller files, like the .cfg ones.

    There are a couple .bin files inside the archive. They are more likely
    to be part of a flashing exercise. I just cannot imagine a flashing
    utility getting a copy of Eugene's library. Flash utilities are
    usually pretty simple minded (i.e. don't even do simple checks
    to determine the thing they are flashing, is not a flash file).

    Sorry for the intrusion,
    Paul
     
    Paul, Jan 28, 2008
    #3
  4. Frank Tarczynski

    Guest

    On Jan 26, 11:46 pm, Frank Tarczynski <> wrote:
    > I installed a brand-new M3291 SMDC in a S2882D (K8SD) system.  Something
    > went wrong while the firmware flash routine was exiting leaving the
    > M3291 in a non-working state.
    >
    > Reseting the M3291 seems to have no effect.  The motherboard doesn't
    > respond to keyboard presses when the M3291 is connected.
    >
    > I can get the keyboard working by putting a jumper on the BOOT Mode
    > (JP1) jumper but when I try to flash the M3291 again the UH8.EXE utility
    > cannot see it.
    >
    > Anyone know how to recovery from a bad firmware flash?
    >
    > Frank


    Hello Frank,

    you can always make an autoexec.bat with the command 'dosfls' so you
    need not enter any keyboard strokes to flash M3291 again. Once
    complete, keyboard will work again.

    Please remember that .rar files contain all the files needed for the
    installation of the IPMI card, but the .bin and .sdr files are used
    for flashing the card.

    Rodger
     
    , Jan 29, 2008
    #4
  5. Frank Tarczynski

    wahaj87

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Islamabad
    UPDATE Problem

    Hi

    You may check some jumper on the target card. Jumper would be labeled as WR EN, change its position to enable if it is disabled, this is important. Hopefully the error you are getting will be removed.
    Secondly try to do it using DOS instead of Linux(suse).

    Wahaj
     
    wahaj87, May 19, 2009
    #5
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Bogey
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    12,749
    craigm
    Aug 27, 2003
  2. Thagor

    Laptop mouse has bad firmware....

    Thagor, Jan 5, 2004, in forum: Laptops
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    253
    Thagor
    Jan 5, 2004
  3. Raffaele Biscosi
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    2,606
    Fravadona
    Sep 20, 2011
  4. Chris H.
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    408
    Avner Ben
    Sep 10, 2004
  5. alacky3
    Replies:
    15
    Views:
    1,018
    Albert van der Horst
    Jun 1, 2011
Loading...

Share This Page