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Re: Writting flash.

To: Nicu Popovici <octavp@isratech.ro>
Subject: Re: Writting flash.
From: Carsten Langgaard <carstenl@mips.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 11:28:45 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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Nicu Popovici wrote:

> Hello Carsten,
>
> I folowed the ATLAS instructions but when I do cat flashimage > /dev/lp0 it 
> get
> stucked at the first write . I will send you what message I get when I run 
> strace
> cat flashimage > /dev/lp0.
>
> open("claudiuwright", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
> fstat(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0664, st_size=2479223, ...}) = 0
> read(3, "!R\n@1c000000\n>UploadSS\n!E\n000000"..., 512) = 512
> write(1, "!R\n@1c000000\n>UploadSS\n!E\n000000"..., 512
>
> Do you have any ideea ?
>
> Please try to give me a clue because in the ATLAS docs says that I have to 
> set the
> parallel prot to Generic text only and I do not know how to do that. Second I 
> guess
> that it stucks from other reasons .

I think you can set the parallel port to Generic text only in the BIOS.
You also need to set switch S5-1 on the Atlas board, if set the display shows
something like "Flash  DL"
Remember to delete the flash before writing to it, see the script on the Atlas 
CD.


> Best Regards,
> Nicu
>
> Carsten Langgaard wrote:
>
> > It should be straight forward, just follow the Atlas documentation.
> > I don't think you need to do anything with the parallel port, except that 
> > you
> > need parallel port support on you linux PC, of course.
> >
> > /Carsten
> >
> > POPOVICI Nicolae wrote:
> >
> > > Hello Carlsten,
> > >
> > >  My address is actually octavpo@isratech.ro but I need an answer to my
> > > problem.
> > > So I have to write the system flash on an ATLAS board. PLease tell me how 
> > > do I
> > > do that. I read the manuals that come with the board and there it says 
> > > that I
> > > have to set the parallel port to "Generic text only". How do I do that on 
> > > a
> > > LINUX machine ? Then I just copy the file that I want to write in system 
> > > flash
> > > to the parallel port , am I correct ?
> > > I do not have to convert the file that I want to write in FLASH in a text 
> > > only
> > > format !!!! Am I correct ?
> > >
> > > Please try to tell me how can I write the system flash with as much 
> > > details as
> > > you can.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Nicu
> > >
> > >
> > >
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