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MGC Load Gold Image

If you suspect a problem with an MGC (or MGXPEC) card, its possible to erase all software and settings, and restore it to a virgin factory state. A master Gold software Image is held in non-volatile memory on the card, and can be used to re-install the boot software image as if new. After the process, run mgcsetup, and enter the cards IP address and call server information.

This procedure requires PHYSICAL ACCESS to the card, you need to be connected with a serial TTY (9600 8 N 1).

To load the Gold Image, reboot. When you see the message:

*** To invoke install menu or bypass loadware upgrade enter CONTROL-I ***

Continue with:

  1. <ctrl>b
  2. At the prompt, type test
  3. Select b - Boot Options Menu,
  4. Select option 1 - Force MSP boot from Gold Image once.
  5. Select option 2 - Force CSP boot from Gold Image once.
  6. Press [return] to exit the Boot Options Menu.
  7. Press [return] to exit the System Test Menu.
  8. At the prompt, type reboot or @

Hit <ctrl>i when prompted to get into the setup menu, then continue with mgcsetup.

Alternate Method:

You can often revive a suspect MGC (or MGXPEC) by re-formatting the flash drive. The procedure is the same as above, but after a "Force CSP to boot from Gold Image once", during the re-boot, hit control-i and enter diskformat "all" at the command prompt (mgcIPClear will clear the IP info). The hard disk will be formatted and all data on it lost. Next, perform an mgcsetup. The card will re-boot, and hopefully function. A TTY example printout of this process is shown below.

A New Gold Image

If the internal Gold Image is missing or corrupt, you can load a new Gold image onto the MCG card:

  1. Download the MGC APP Loadware (MGCAAA08 or MGCABA07), unzip it, and locate the mainos.st.Z file.
  2. Copy mainos.st.Z to the cards CF, and then use the following command to burn the flash.
-> copyImageToFlash "mainos.st.Z", 4
mainos.st.Z filesize = 1782766
Partition (4) has been selected
..............
Erase partition Done!!!
..............
Flash partition Done!!!
value = 0 = 0x0
->

TTY Example

The following TTY output shows the Load Gold Image process:

Found device : INTEL 82365SL

Engcode:                NTDW20AAE6 REL 03
ELAN mac address is:    3c:b1:5b:48:d8:43
TLAN mac address is:    3c:b1:5b:48:d8:42
RESET reason:           Faceplate push button Reset.
Daughter board 1:       NTDW64AAE6 R03    3c:b1:5b:48:d8:44.
Daughter board 2:       NTDW64AAE6 R03    3c:b1:5b:48:d8:45.
FPGA VERSION:           AA19 

Power up self test passed


                            VxWorks System Boot
Copyright 1984-2005  Wind River Systems, Inc.

CPU: Chagall
Version: VxWorks5.5.1
Bootcode version: MGCBBA15
Creation date: Oct 10 2011, 09:49:54


///// when you see the date, hit control-b (not echoed)

 5
[VxWorks Boot]: test


     SYSTEM TEST MENU
-------------------------------
Enter 'p' for Production test 
 or   't' for Troubleshoot 
 or   'd' for Daughter board test
 or   's' for System power up test 
 or   'b' for Boot Options
          Return key for exit 

 Enter selection:b

   BOOT OPTIONS MENU
---------------------------------
0 - or return to EXIT MENU 
1 - Force MSP to boot from Gold Image once
2 - Force CSP to boot from Gold Image once
3 - Force MSP to boot from Gold Image everytime
4 - Force CSP to boot from Gold Image everytime
5 - Reset Boot Options to defaults

 Enter selection: 2

   BOOT OPTIONS MENU
---------------------------------
0 - or return to EXIT MENU 
1 - Force MSP to boot from Gold Image once
2 - Force CSP to boot from Gold Image once
3 - Force MSP to boot from Gold Image everytime
4 - Force CSP to boot from Gold Image everytime
5 - Reset Boot Options to defaults

 Enter selection: 


     SYSTEM TEST MENU
-------------------------------
Enter 'p' for Production test 
 or   't' for Troubleshoot 
 or   'd' for Daughter board test
 or   's' for System power up test 
 or   'b' for Boot Options
          Return key for exit 

 Enter selection:
[VxWorks Boot]: @
Loading MSP from CF...1752052
Booting ARM0 (MSP) at 0x00000100 ...
Loading Gold CSP image

Booting ARM1 (CSP) at 0x80010000 ...

?
usrAtaInit
usrAtaInit done
Found device : INTEL 82365SL
pccardAtaEnabler: Adding block device 0x0x879053a0: /dev/hda
/p/  - Volume is OK                                                             
/p1/  - Volume is OK                                                            
/u/  - Volume is OK                                         
/e/  - Volume is OK                                             
Host Name: bootHost 
User: target 
Attaching interface lo0... done
Attached IPv4 interface to eln unit 0
 

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                               CPU: Chagall.  Processor #1.
                              Memory Size: 0x79ea800.  BSP version 1.3/0.
                             WDB Comm Type: WDB_COMM_NETWORK
                             WDB: Ready.

FPGA VERSION is 41413139 AA19
MGC GOLD Image
MGCCBA15 Monday October 10 2011 09:50:21 EDT

 *** To invoke install menu or bypass loadware upgrade enter CONTROL-I ***
 
///// when you see this, hit control-i (not echoed)
 
 Control I detected. To change configuration enter mgcsetup 
-> Init ISEC succeeded

-> diskformat "all"
Warning!!! The hard disk will be formated and all data will be lost.

Do you want to proceed? (y/n/[a]bort) : y
Retrieved old volume params with %95 confidence:
Volume Parameters: FAT type: FAT32, sectors per cluster 8
  2 FAT copies, 0 clusters, 98 sectors per FAT
  Sectors reserved 32, hidden 0, FAT sectors 196
  Root dir entries 0, sysId (null)  , serial number 1d90000
  Label:"           " ...
Disk with 100320 sectors of 512 bytes will be formatted with:
Volume Parameters: FAT type: FAT32, sectors per cluster 8
  2 FAT copies, 12511 clusters, 98 sectors per FAT
  Sectors reserved 32, hidden 0, FAT sectors 196
  Root dir entries 0, sysId VX5DOS32, serial number 1d90000
  Label:"           " ...
Retrieved old volume params with %95 confidence:
Volume Parameters: FAT type: FAT32, sectors per cluster 8
  2 FAT copies, 0 clusters, 98 sectors per FAT
  Sectors reserved 32, hidden 0, FAT sectors 196
  Root dir entries 0, sysId (null)  , serial number 1e80000
  Label:"           " ...
Disk with 100352 sectors of 512 bytes will be formatted with:
Volume Parameters: FAT type: FAT32, sectors per cluster 8
  2 FAT copies, 12515 clusters, 98 sectors per FAT
  Sectors reserved 32, hidden 0, FAT sectors 196
  Root dir entries 0, sysId VX5DOS32, serial number 1e80000
  Label:"           " ...
Retrieved old volume params with %95 confidence:
Volume Parameters: FAT type: FAT32, sectors per cluster 8
  2 FAT copies, 0 clusters, 24 sectors per FAT
  Sectors reserved 32, hidden 0, FAT sectors 48
  Root dir entries 0, sysId (null)  , serial number 2040000
  Label:"           " ...
Disk with 24576 sectors of 512 bytes will be formatted with:
Volume Parameters: FAT type: FAT32, sectors per cluster 8
  2 FAT copies, 3062 clusters, 24 sectors per FAT
  Sectors reserved 32, hidden 0, FAT sectors 48
  Root dir entries 0, sysId VX5DOS32, serial number 2040000
  Label:"           " ...
Retrieved old volume params with %95 confidence:
Volume Parameters: FAT type: FAT32, sectors per cluster 8
  2 FAT copies, 0 clusters, 24 sectors per FAT
  Sectors reserved 32, hidden 0, FAT sectors 48
  Root dir entries 0, sysId (null)  , serial number 2130000
  Label:"           " ...
Disk with 24576 sectors of 512 bytes will be formatted with:
Volume Parameters: FAT type: FAT32, sectors per cluster 8
  2 FAT copies, 3062 clusters, 24 sectors per FAT
  Sectors reserved 32, hidden 0, FAT sectors 48
  Root dir entries 0, sysId VX5DOS32, serial number 2130000
  Label:"           " ...
/p/  - Volume is OK 
/p1/  - Volume is OK 
/u/  - Volume is OK 
/e/  - Volume is OK 
value = 0 = 0x0
-> 
-> mgcsetup


ELAN IP              : 192.168.0.1 10.10.0.63
ELAN subnet mask     : 255.255.255.250 255.255.255.0
ELAN gateway IP      : 192.168.0.254 10.10.0.254

Primary CS IP        : 10.10.0.5 

Change MGC advanced parameters? (y/[n]) : n

You have entered the following parameters for this MG 1000E:

ELAN IP              : 10.10.0.63
ELAN subnet mask     : 255.255.255.0
ELAN gateway IP      : 10.10.0.254
Primary CS IP        : 10.10.0.5
TLAN set to auto negotiate.
ELAN set to auto negotiate.
Is this correct? (y/n/[a]bort) : y
The above changes require reboot to take effect.

Do you want to reboot now? (y/n/[a]bort) : y
Rebooting...
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