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HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

 
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HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello, after trying to change the FW of my HP2920 to WB.16.10.0010 I get:


I01
ROM information:
Build directory: /ws/swbuildm/anmrom_qaoff/rom/build/anmrom(swbuildm_anmrom_qaoff_rel_jacksonville)
Build date: Oct 5 2012
Build time: 10:22:22
Build version: WB.15.04
Build number: 10976

Could not open Image file to read device file


Boot Profiles:

0. Monitor ROM Console
1. Primary Software Image
2. Secondary Software Image

Select profile (primary):

Booting Primary Software Image...
Could not open Image file


Bad code in FLASH

 

Flash memory needs reprogramming or chassis could be faulty.
Use a PC as the console and perform the update procedure
by serial Xmodem download of the current Switch Image.
If unsuccessful w/ downloading, then try replacing chassis.

HP 2920-24G Switch (J9726A)
ROM Build Directory: /ws/swbuildm/anmrom_qaoff/rom/build/anmrom(swbuildm_anmrom_qaoff_rel_jacksonville)
ROM Version: WB.15.04
ROM Build Date: 10:22:22 Oct 5 2012
ROM Build Number: 10976
ROM Image Booted: Primary
Initial Version: WB.15.04
Config File Version: 1.3
BCSI Version: 6
FCSI Version: 6
FEPLD Version: 5
RLEDPLD Version: 2

Copyright (C) 1995-2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

RESTRICTED RIGHTS LEGEND
Confidential computer software. Valid license from HP required for possession,
use or copying. Consistent with FAR 12.211 and 12.212, Commercial Computer
Software, Computer Software Documentation, and Technical Data for Commercial
items are licensed to the U.S. Government under vendor's standard commercial
license.
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
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Enter h or ? for help.

=>


So I tried the LAN Monitor Commands:

hp 1 = doesn't work

jp 2 = doesn't work

speed 115200 = doesn't workdo

do = You have invoked the console download utility.
Do you wish to continue? (Y/N)>

But the xmodem menu doesn't show after I entered the command and pressed "Y" to confirm. After half a minute an error-message appears: ERROR: Download was unsuccessful. Rx failed @ffffffff

Bye the way: speed 115200 doens't work

Is there any advice to fix the problem?

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HPE Pro

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello  Transmitter,

 

You may try the procedure from the link below::

https://techhub.hpe.com/eginfolib/networking/docs/switches/WB/15-18/5998-8162_wb_2920_mcg/content/ch11s11.html

 

Hope this helps!

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HPE Pro

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello, 

Alex provided the correct procedure for uploading a firmware image using the Xmodem.

But in some cases this error is displayed when the boot.ini file of the switch is corrupt. You can try to delete the file with this command.

=>rm cfa0/boot.ini 

And then boot the switch from either primary or secondary

=>jp1  

or

=>jp2 

The switch will create a new boot.ini file after booting.

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Occasional Advisor

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello Alex,

=> sp 115200

 doesn't work. A special character appears: ▒

Occasional Advisor

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello Emil,

I tried serveral times, and the boot.ini will be deleted by rm correctly but it doesn't help.

 
HPE Pro

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello  Transmitter,

You have to change the terminal software rate to 115200 also after it is changed on the switch.

Please check if you are doing this too.

Hope this helps!

 

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Occasional Advisor

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello Alex,

my steps so far:

Connect to console (Micro-USB) @ 9600

=> sp 115200

Reconnect to console (Micro-USB) @ 115500

=> do

You have invoked the console download utility.
Do you wish to continue? (Y/N)

Press y (nothing appears, you can't see the "y")

After a short while the following message appears: "ERROR: Download was unsuccessful. Rx failed @ffffffff"

Any ideas are welcome.

 

HPE Pro

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello

Regarding this statement:

You have invoked the console download utility.
Do you wish to continue? (Y/N)

Press y (nothing appears, you can't see the "y")

If I am not wrong you are from Germany.A German keyboard has the character y where you have z in the English keyboard. If you enter z instead of y nothing will be displayed. So maybe you can make sure that you are pressing y and not z.

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Occasional Advisor

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello Emil,

you are right, I am from Germany. I already had this idea with the swapped letters so I tested it several times. Apart from the y, no other entries are accepted at prompt. Also no z or other. Case sensitive doens't help neigher.

 

HPE Pro

Re: HP2920 - Bad code in FLASH

Hello  Transmitter,

You may try disabling firewall. This should not be blocking from the firewall as this is different transfer but may check if there could be something that stops the transfer.

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