3.2.1 DP update issue

RobbieGRobbieG Registered User
edited September 2011 in Wholehog 3 General Discussion
Just tried to update 2 dp8000 to 3.2.1.

No success with my hog 3, festival hog 3 and festival road hog.

Using default ip settings, read and passed the dp8000 firmware checklist.

Dps appear in software update window, appear to do something after confirming update, but after what appears to be a reset still have 3.2.0.

Tried updating from my show and a new one.


any ideas?

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  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited August 2011
    Rob

    Let's try this:
    DP8K running direct to the 8K. (have your hog running DHCP and using default ip settings and on port 6600)
    Hold down the 3 button's on the 8K's menu, this will force a network boot.
    You should see a string of dots '...................' once you see this the 8K is networking booting.
  • RobbieGRobbieG Registered User
    edited August 2011
    Thanks Michael,

    I'll try this again tomorrow.


    Is the dp8000 clever enough to use a regular network cable to connect directly to a console or must I use a crossover?
  • RobbieGRobbieG Registered User
    edited August 2011
    And what is "networking booting" as opposed to, say, regular booting?
  • edited August 2011
    RobbieG wrote:
    Is the dp8000 clever enough to use a regular network cable to connect directly to a console or must I use a crossover?

    Yes, the DP8000's ethernet ports will auto-crossover with a standard straight-through cable.

    Auto crossover usually works well, but it can be unreliable when connecting to some devices, particularly older 10-megabit ethernet ports (as is used on a lot of art-net nodes). Older hardware doesn't always carry out the speed/duplex/crossover auto-negotiation properly.
    RobbieG wrote:
    And what is "networking booting" as opposed to, say, regular booting?

    When a DP8000 network boots, it erases its internal flash memory and reinstalls its operating software from the network. It's a way of ensuring that no matter what happens to the flash drive, the DP can recover.

    Some details for the IT minded among you: The network boot uses PXE to boot and TFTP to transfer the new software. When you enable "Boot Server" in the network setup, it turns on the PXE and TFTP servers.
  • RobbieGRobbieG Registered User
    edited August 2011
    Holding down 3 buttons on dp8000 not causing network boot.

    Is it possible to roll hog3 back to 3.2.0 via USB key or must I burn a cd?
  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited August 2011
    Robbie

    I just Read my post and I didn't tell you about a step. Power off the 8k. Hold all three buttons and power the 8k back on. Continue to hold the buttons until you see the dots.

    Yes you should be able to use a USB stick to downgrade.
  • RobbieGRobbieG Registered User
    edited August 2011
    Success - thanks for the tip.

    Still unsure why the conventional methods did not work however.
  • dollerdoller Registered User
    edited September 2011
    Hi gents,
    I had the same problem. It has worked with the 3 keys.
    You have to do this now or can you always so again via the update function?

    If the age at which the three Hog 3 (2003)? or on the construction year of the DP8K (2011)

    Greeds
  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    edited September 2011
    Dol

    What version are you upgrading from?
    You should not have to hold the 3 buttons everytime you upgrade.
  • dollerdoller Registered User
    edited September 2011
    Hi,from 3.2.0 to 3.2.1 update from update function on hog 3
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