RESOLVED: LSI 2008 flash update gone horribly wrong

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  1. whitey

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    Feeling silly here, must be rusty, have not done one of these in quite some time. Hitting a wall on my X8SI6-F mobo that has an integrated LSI 2008 B2 chipset. Was at v19, was trying to simply go to 20.0.0.7.

    Tried this:
    sas2flsh -list (docuemented sas addy)
    sas2flsh -o -e 6
    sas2flsh -o -f 2118it.bin

    Running into various errors no matter what I try such as 'ERROR: Failed to Upload Image! Firmare Image Validation Failed' and 'failed to validate mfg page 2'...feel like I have re-read all my notes/blogs. Tried P7 FW, -o -e 7 wipe, have not rebooted due to thinking I will roast my HBA.

    Any assist from here. I think I have P7/P19/P20 code avail on my freedos flash stick, probably flashed a hundred of these over the years hence feeling like a silly guy now.

    Any assist is greatly appreciated...I must be losing my IT juju/mojo.

    TIA, whitey
     
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    So at this point I have wiped using -o -e 7 options and re-tried P20 20.00.04.00 and 20.00.07.00 and they both yield this:

    2008-woes.jpg What to do ohh what to do? :-(

    Wonder if trying flash to Dell 6Gbps FW, then v7, then v20 is the trick or if that is asking for trouble, my notes show that is for a H310 and never hit this w/ a normal LSI 2008 HBA but hell I could be wrong.
     
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    Reboot should not affect the card. Sometimes I had issues with too old P5/P7 but P14 was successful.

    You may need to try the SMC's version. I don't think you want to flash Dell 6gbps FW on SM onboard controller. They only go upto 20.04 though. I think they include the SMC's SBR file.

    ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/SAS/LSI/2008/
     
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    NM all, issues seemed to be caused by me having two ctrl's in, one onboard LSI 2008 and a Dell Perc H310 and me flipping -c 0 or 1 arnd.

    All good now and both updated to 20.00.07.00

    Sniff, it's a beautiful thing :-D

    2008-IT-mode-20.00.07.00-success.jpg
     
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