Author Topic: The download location for factory default BOOTKERNFW  (Read 115 times)

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The download location for factory default BOOTKERNFW
« on: February 02, 2020, 05:36:02 am »
I would like to ask where I could download the stock BOOTKERNFW that comes bundled with my Blackbird?

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Re: The download location for factory default BOOTKERNFW
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 08:39:52 am »
There is no BOOTKERNFW bundled. Because the systems doesn't come with any OS. You have to download your desired Firmware yourself.
You have to follow this instructions.

Advantage in doing this is to get a screen on Petitboot. Drawback, you have to repeat the procedure after each Blackbird-Firmware update. Fortunately, there is rarely a firmware update.

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Re: The download location for factory default BOOTKERNFW
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 10:20:50 am »
Great thanks for pointing that out.  :)
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Re: The download location for factory default BOOTKERNFW
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 10:52:25 am »
And there's AFAIK no performance advantage in doing this. If you have a second computer, you could access the Blackbird via ssh:
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ssh root@blackbird -t -p2200
Then you could see the hostboot coming up like:
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--== Welcome to Hostboot hostboot-3beba24/hbicore.bin ==--

  3.05524|secure|SecureROM valid - enabling functionality
  5.88506|Booting from SBE side 0 on master proc=00050000
  5.92409|ISTEP  6. 5 - host_init_fsi
  6.45292|ISTEP  6. 6 - host_set_ipl_parms
  7.01365|ISTEP  6. 7 - host_discover_targets


[   58.115693949,5] IPMI: Resetting boot count on successful boot
[   58.115766868,5] INIT: Waiting for kernel...
[   71.203854371,3] STB: BOOTKERNEL verification FAILED. log=0xffffffffffff8160
[   71.204413794,5] INIT: 64-bit LE kernel discovered
[   71.352697029,5] INIT: Starting kernel at 0x20011000, fdt at 0x306f35a0 206892 bytes
[   73.036164478,3] LPC[000]: Got SYNC no-response error. Error address reg: 0xd0010080
[   73.036176803,6] IPMI: dropping non severe PEL event
[   73.036252854,7] UART: IRQ functional !

And you could also see Petitboot: