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Firmware can not be upgraded from 6.5 to 7.3

Kaleem_1
Occasional Contributor

Firmware can not be upgraded from 6.5 to 7.3

Hi,

Hope some one can help me on below issue urgently.

Currently we are trying to upgrade firmware from 6.5 to 7.2 or 7.3 on DS10 server but it is hanging.
>>>boot dqb0
(boot dqb0.0.1.13.0 -flags a)
block 0 of dqb0.0.1.13.0 is a valid boot block
reading 1081 blocks from dqb0.0.1.13.0
bootstrap code read in
base = 200000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 87200
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 1ff40000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code

After this its hanged.... no output and action.... tried with both v7.2 and v7.3.

We have tried from both CD and floppy drive but result is same.

We have tried with Init command first. And after init we gave boot dbq0 but system hung again on jumping to boot strap code.

When we run LFU command manually it looks for Option Files only and says file missing for SRM .... I think the reason is default setting due to which it is looking for DS10IO.TXT file which has no information regarding SRM file. It should refer to DS10FW.TXT which is not happening.

Please advice...


Regards,
Kaleem
5 REPLIES
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware can not be upgraded from 6.5 to 7.3

Do
>>> boot -flag 0,80 dqa0
and send complete output
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware can not be upgraded from 6.5 to 7.3

Forgot to ask:
1. What kind of console are you using, serial or graphics?
2. If using serial, is COM1 serial port working OK when machine is normally booted?
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Kaleem_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: Firmware can not be upgraded from 6.5 to 7.3

Hi Veladimir,

Thank you very much for your prompt help. Finally we are able to upgrade console Firmware from Floppy drive, may be some thing wrong with CD.

This time we have changed the DS10FW.TXT name in lower case on the floppy and then LFU utility was able to read the file. Strange but it upgraded the system.

Unfortunately this method has updated SRM_FW still for NT_FW it gave file missing , as it was not there in any of the images downloaded from Net. Any idea is NT_FW neccessarily, if yes then from where I can get it.

Regards,
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware can not be upgraded from 6.5 to 7.3

If running TRU64, NT_FW is not important.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Kaleem_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: Firmware can not be upgraded from 6.5 to 7.3

Many thanks