Re: Update Mode not working
- --- In email@example.com, Bob Cox <bobcox1955@...> wrote:
> In article <gnftpk+l357@...>,
> gooner_ramit <ukha@...> wrote:
> > I'm trying to reflash my slug. (have been running openslug for a
> > time, then one day it disappeared off of the network). I decidedthat I
> > might as well try out the Debian firmware...ethernet
> Something changed to cause your network connection to be lost.
> > But I can't get it into update mode. With only the power and
> > cables attached, I power up the slug with the reset button pushedand
> > wait. Although the top 'ready' led does come on green, it veryquickly
> > goes out and the second 'ethernet' status led lights up green.There is
> > no change in led status within 20 or so seconds of booting up theslug.
> > BUT - if I carry out these steps with the network cable unpluggedit
> > goes through the update mode faultlessly; the top led lightsorange for
> > 10 or so seconds, then it switches to red and releasing the resettime the
> > button makes the top led flash red and green - UNTIL I plug in my
> > ethernet cable (well, its not much use without it ;) at which
> > top led goes out and the second 'network' led lights constantlygreen.
> > My sercomm utility can't find the slug at this stage, so I amassuming
> > that it is not in upgrade mode...the
> > Also, using the 'arping' command from linux to try to get into
> > Redboot does not work for me either. In fact, if I ping192.168.0.1
> > during the slug boot I never get any response (nor a continuousping -b)
> This is just a guess, but I wonder of your slug's power supply is
> Do you have another 5V source you can try instead?http://counter.li.org/
> Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.
> Debian on the NSLU2: http://bobcox.com/slug/
> Registered user #445000 with the Linux Counter -
Well diagnosed, it is a power problem - many thanks.
I managed to find a double-ended USB cable (originally for a hard
disk caddy) and employed Alternative 5 from the ForcePowerAlwaysOn
wiki page to supply power via usb rather than the psu. And then my
slug started behaving again - it booted off the old disk and I had
ssh access too.
I'm well chuffed, thanks again. At one stage (after 2 days of no
activity at all on this group) I thought I'd killed the group ;-)
Cheltenham, near(ish) Bristol, UK