Firmware Update Thread
Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:54 PM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:12 PM
Nevertheless, I'll start posting here
Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:21 PM
Should fix crashes during reads and writes, such as in http://reboot.pro/17378/ and http://reboot.pro/17370/
Note that this revision disables auto-reloading of iso_filename.txt for MacOS X and Linux users. This is because osx/*nix do not clear the volume dirty bit when they're done writing, so the isostick cannot be certain the volume is clean. The code used to work around this was likely the cause of this bug.
I'm working on new code to reload the config file without an unmount/remount cycle that won't crash the device.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:12 AM
Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:21 AM
Taking r1612 out of beta after independent confirmation that it fixes the reported crashes.
It appears this update may require isosel.bin to be tweaked. When booting from the stick, isosel starts, but I am getting an error:
"isostick was not detected - picking an image may not work"
When I select an image, the machine reboots back in to isosel regardless of the choice I have made (assuming I pick to boot from the isostick cd reader)
Anything you would like me to check?
Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:32 PM
Similar to what you suggested in another thread (the pSeries thread?) I have renamed isosel.bin to try and force the isostick firmware to present the selected iso to the machine's BIOS, but it does not work. Switching the ISO using iso_filename.txt appears to work just fine.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:34 PM
When specifying filenames in iso_filename.txt you may now use forward or backslashes, for example both "SpinRite.iso" and "/SpinRite.iso" are valid. You may also use a combination of them if you're so inclined, as in: "/ab/cd/blah.iso".
FAT32 filenames do not allow either slash, so this should not pose problems with filenames.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:36 PM
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