RedBoot bootloader

DNS-300 has a nice bootloader RedBoot. It allows to reflash device over Serial Console or over network by TFTP. With Serial console you can press Ctrl-C before kernel bootup and you will see following menu:

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Ethernet eth0:: MAC address 00:13:46:fd:21:e2  IP: 192.168.0.101, Default server: 0.0.0.0
==> enter ^C to abort booting
^C
                           Boot Menu
====================================================================
1: Start the Kernel Code
2: XModem Download
3: TFTP download
4: Command Line Interface
5: Set IP adderss
6: Setting MAC address


=> Select: 

Reflash DNS-300 by TFTP

I've already used TFTP to repair my firmware with success. :-) You can see logs here:

Problems with flash

After some experiments with RedBoot console, I've got dead DNS-300 with yellow status LED. Serial console showed following messages:

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Ethernet eth0:: MAC address 00:13:46:fd:21:e2  IP: 192.168.0.101, Default server
: 0.0.0.0
==> enter ^C to abort booting

Searching Kernel Flash Image ....OK
Varifying checksum .......
 <err> Checksum fail, expect=8aec3a6e got=8aed3a6e
 check sum fail

GPIO_init
 95344 OUTPUT_PORT_0 read=7f reg=1
Searching for the BOOTP server ... FAILED

Try search default TFTP server ....
TFTP download from server=10.9.29.1 filename=czImage
Waiting to receive file  ....
Unable to reach host 10.9.29.1 (10.9.29.1)
NO Data Received img_size=0!
Unable to reach host 10.9.29.1 (10.9.29.1)
NO Data Received img_size=0!

Flash by TFTP

  • Connect PC with IP 172.16.121.251 to network port of DNS-300
  • Start tftpd32 on PC.
  • Put last firmware from DLink to the currect directory with tftpd32 and rename it to 'dns300'
  • Connect serial console to DNS-300, power it on and press Ctrl-C in console
=> Select: 3


 CTRL+C to abort

Local IP address: 172.16.121.100
Server IP Address: 172.16.121.251
File Name: dns300
TFTP download from server=172.16.121.251 filename=dns300
Waiting to receive file  ....
-
Raw file loaded 0x01000000-0x017dbfff, assumed entry at 0x01000000
Download completed,size=8241152 varifying .....OK.

 determinate image type type=1
Do not power-off this device while flash programming is proceeding!!
Erase flash ...addr=0x70020000 size=0x7dc000
... Erase from 0x70020000-0x707fc000: ..........................................
.....................
OK!
... Program from 0x01000000-0x017dc000 at 0x70020000: ..........................
.....................................
OK!
Upgrade successfully!
                           Boot Menu
====================================================================
1: Start the Kernel Code
2: XModem Download
3: TFTP download
4: Command Line Interface
5: Set IP adderss
6: Setting MAC address


=> Select:

After this you may boot your device successfuly.

software/bootloader.txt · Last modified: 2006/07/20 20:16 by sergeyzh
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