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Vu+ DUO Boot Loader Updgrade

Discussion in 'Vu+ General HowTo & Guides' started by Mito, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    DUO Boot loader update

    Increase update file size up to 128M Bytes
    Change the flash memory map (kernel size : 4M, /boot : 2M)
    Instructions
    Unzip the attached file and copy the folder "vuplus" into an usb stick FAT 32 formatted.
    Connect the usb stick to the DUO (it have to be power off by the switch on the rear).
    Power on the DUO by the switch and follow the instruction you will see on display.
    After upgraded the boot loader (it's very fast) remove the usb stick and reboot the DUO.
     

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  2. tobler

    tobler Vu+ User

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    after that is still possible to load an old image (eg bh 1.6.3)
    or better to wait the future bh one?
     
  3. isteric2005

    isteric2005 Moderator

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    the new boot and new drivers will be integrated in the new release BH?
     
  4. @MujaG@

    @MujaG@ BH Lover

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    Works fine here with latest images.
     
  5. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    You will need to upgrade the boot loader before to install the next BH.

    The last drivers will be integrated into the next BH.
     
  6. angelofsky1980

    angelofsky1980 BlackHole Driver Specialist

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    The new boot is needed to flash images up to 128Mb size.
    I think you always update the bootloader of your boxes. This should not impact old images because they are smallest :)
    About drivers: they will be included into new BH :)
     
  7. Mito

    Mito Administrator

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    If you upload the boot loader, you don't need to reinstall the image you are using.
    However, there should not be any problem to install the BH 1.6.3.
     
  8. tobler

    tobler Vu+ User

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  9. >>Artorius<<

    >>Artorius<< >>English Admin<<

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    It takes less than 2 mins to shut down, update and reboot.
     
  10. a911

    a911 The BH Lover

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    It took about 1 minutes....:confused:!
    How do I know, the boot loader is updated?
     
  11. tobler

    tobler Vu+ User

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    duo 'brick' test passed:
    new bootloader, then tested to update the duo with the present image backup (1.6.3), and all fine :victory:
     
  12. tobler

    tobler Vu+ User

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    a911 i think that is needed the serial connection for verify it (now i haven't the serial-usb adapter for test)

    edit: df results
    /dev/mtdblock2 4096 388 3708 9% /boot
    should this one looks as 2048 one?
     
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  13. isteric2005

    isteric2005 Moderator

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    just go into system info and see the space now than the first
     
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  14. Cus2k

    Cus2k Guest

    telnet:
    cat /proc/mtd

    new bootloader response:

    root@bm750:~# cat /proc/mtd
    dev: size erasesize name
    mtd0: 07600000 00020000 "rootfs"
    mtd1: 00400000 00020000 "kernel"
    mtd2: 00400000 00020000 "boot"
    mtd3: 00100000 00020000 "cfe"
    mtd4: 00080000 00020000 "mac"
    mtd5: 00080000 00020000 "env"
    mtd6: 00100000 00020000 "nvm"
    root@bm750:~#


    old kernel:
    mtd1: 00200000 00020000 "kernel"
     
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  15. tobler

    tobler Vu+ User

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    thx, the boot still 4megs so
     
  16. Bestio

    Bestio Vu+ Newbie

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    I did not think I access the USB decoder reads and immediately post the finished restart the decoder
     
  17. el_zari

    el_zari BH Lover

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    Hello all!!

    After upgrade Vuduo with:

    DUO Boot loader update
    Increase update file size up to 128M BytesChange the flash memory map (kernel size : 4M, /boot : 2M)

    The box don´t boot. Orange light. And with putty I only get:

    After this, putty is blocked, and can´t write anything. Usb don´t work either.... Any ideas?
    Thanks a lot!!

    Regards from Spain

    PD: VuUtil don´t works either!! :(
     
  18. a911

    a911 The BH Lover

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    I get this message
    cat/: not found
     
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  19. Cus2k

    Cus2k Guest

    "cat" is comand (no cat/) , /proc/mtc is directory and file
    cat /proc/mtd

    if you want :
    cd /proc
    cat mtd
     
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  20. a911

    a911 The BH Lover

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    Very good,,,,I"ve got it...:yes:!
    U reminded me of the old DOS command!
    :thanks: Cus2k!
     
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