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Firmware upgrade problems

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mikester, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Here's a new one:

    * I upgrade the firmware via the web interface, reboot, then the power light starts flashing (no web interface, IP reverts back to, ping and tftp ok)
    * I use TFTP to reinstall the firmware, uploads ok, system restarts and everything works fine
    * Now if I reboot the Power LED starts flashing again and I have to TFTP again.
    * I tried clearing NVRAM and had the same problem - Power LED starts flashing and I loose

    Anyone run into this one? Seems like it gets into temporary ram but gets wiped out on hard boot. Could it be a flaky WRT54GL? Is there a command I could use from SSH like NVRAM commit?
  2. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    You might want to try a freshly downloaded copy of the firmware.
  3. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Doesn't make a difference.
  4. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Ouch. The only other thing I can think to try is flash in another firmware and check for the same symptom before quickly flashing back to Tomato. If there is some type of file system corruption preventing a save, maybe another firmware will flush it out. Hope you get some more suggestions. At the telnet prompt you should be able to save everything with the command "nvram commit". I use that to save when manually changing bardflag settings on the Buffy HP.
  5. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    It's a ripe PITA

    As soon as I reboot all the settings disappear and I have to use TFTP to upload a new image. Almost like it gets stuck in the "boot wait" mode after a hard reboot.

    The firmware installs with TFTP and works fine until reboot.
  6. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    12 guage with a full clip ?
  7. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Ebay? ;-)
  8. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Last resort ... did you try shorting the pins inside to see whether it changes anything? You never know but miracles do happen! :)

    Good luck!
  9. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Do you have a link for me with some details?

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