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AmigaOne - U-Boot - Upgrading over a Network

The following instructions apply to using the Floppy Edition over a network :

The 'updater.image' program can be booted via network. You must have a tftpboot server accessible from your AmigaOne (the setup of such a server is beyond the scope of this README; also, there are other methods to boot via BOOTP or DHCP which are also not covered here).

A bit of setup is required on the AmigaOne side. First of all, verify that the variable ethaddr is set up to your machine's internal hardware ethernet address (U-Boot should have done that automatically already). Secondly make sure that you have a correct server IP address set up in the serverip variable. Third, your own machine's IP address should be set up in the ipaddr variable. To boot the image, from the U-Boot prompt enter

    setenv autostart yes
    tftpboot 500000 updater.image
After some rows of '#' characters, a message about “AmigaOne Firmware Updater” or similar should appear on screen. Read the text that is displayed and make sure you understand the consequences of your actions. To proceed, type ok and forget about turning back. Immediately the existing contents of the ROM will be erased, and the new contents will be written to it. You must reset your machine to use the new firmware.

IMPORTANT: Upgrading your firmware is potentially dangerous. If something goes wrong during the update, it might leave your system unusable. Should this situation occur, you will need to remove the U-Boot ROM and return it to your dealer so that the U-Boot ROM can be re-built. If you do not feel comfortable upgrading under these circumstances, contact your dealer to arrange for the upgrade or for Amiga Auckland club members, contact a member of the Executive for assistance.

Disclaimer: Amiga Auckland have prepared the above information for the use of its members based on our experiences and as such is subject to revision at any time. Amiga Auckland cannot guarantee any of the information and cannot be held accountable for any issues that may result from using it.

Copyright © 2005 Amiga Auckland Inc. All rights reserved.
Revised: September 25, 2005.