[MinnowBoard] Important - Firmware Update

John "Warthog9" Hawley warthog9 at eaglescrag.net
Wed Aug 20 18:29:54 UTC 2014

On August 20, 2014 1:17:45 PM CDT, "L.M." <luism at ieee.org> wrote:
>Hey Alex:
>Which ftdi serial cable you're using? Would any of these work OK?
>I haven't received the MAX board yet, but want to be prepared for any 
>eventuality (I'm sure I'll have to re-flash the board more than once).
>have the USB to TTL cable (that I use with the Olimex board), but my
>tells me it is not the proper one.
>On 08/20/2014 11:25 AM, Weggerle, Alexander wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> It turned out that the image was not flashed correctly. Checksums
>between firmware on the device and the firmware file were not
>identical. Doing an erase and flash the image again solved the issue.
>> Thanks! Alex
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Hawley, John
>> Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:02 AM
>> To: Weggerle, Alexander
>> Cc: elinux-minnowboard at lists.elinux.org
>> Subject: Re: Important - Firmware Update
>> Obvious question: are you sure the ftdi serial cable is plugged in
>the right way round?  If you've got a dediprog can you read the
>firmware back out and compare hash sums between the firmware sent and
>the firmware you can read out?  What program are you using to flash the
>firmware (flashrom from Linux?).
>> - John
>> On Fri, 2014-08-15 at 08:54 +0000, Weggerle, Alexander wrote:
>>> My board is also not booting since last week and I was waiting for a
>firmware update to get this fixed. Unfortunately this firmware didn't
>helped at all. I used a dediprog to flash it.
>>> I have no output on serial interface or hdmi anymore. The two blue
>LEDs are on and with the power button I can toggle the second one.
>>> The last thing I did before the board get into this state was
>pressing ESC during the progress bar was on the screen. The screen got
>blank and I unplugged the board.
>>> Any help is highly appreciated!
>>> Thanks, Alex
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Check the wiki, there is a list of cables suggested there, I think the Sparkfun one is on the list, just make sure it's 3.3v.

- John

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