Whats the normal EM mode behaviour after a failed firmware upgrade?
I was trying to install mipsel-openlink-0.52b on my mips LS, but
despite the usual precautions of direct wired connection & no
firewalls, the update failed, leaving the box in the dreaded
6-blink-led mode state. Turned it off/on & it came back in EM mode
(power & link leds lit - all others unlit, FTP server up, pingable on
192.168.11.150, no telnet). It can be seen by the firmware update
tools in this state, but re-running the updates (even to stock
firmware) still fails & results in a return to the 6-blink-led state.
The odd thing, is that the messages I've seen on this so far, indicate
this is usually caused by the watchdog timer kicking after 5 mins when
the update exceeds that time (because of running a filesystem check).
In my case, the update always fails with the LS going into 6-blink
mode inside a 2-3 minute period. After power/up down the LS will then
stay in EM mode until powered down, or another update is attempted.
Is this what others have experienced & do you folks think the likely
solution will be to remove the HD & fsck the partitions in knoppix?
I know this one's come up before, but what I'm seeing didn't seem to
fit exactly what others have described, so I figured it worthy of
asking in the forums before cracking the box open...
Thanks in advance, ~Plob~