11 Photos - Feb 23, 2013
Photo: My first attempt, using the FreeBSD utility provided by LSI, started off promising.Photo: No, you can't do that.  You cannot flash IT over IR.Photo: Then I tried to erase the old flash.  But no, we can't do that here... Why not?Photo: But it failed.  It seems you cannot erase the flash with this utility.  And that must be done before you reflash it.Photo: Next, I tried DOS.  It took many hours to find a working method to create a bootable DOS USB stick.  That ended in failure when the DOS utility failed to work.Photo: Next, I tried the UEFI shell on another server.  There, I was able to get a working LSI utility.Photo: I removed the LSI card from the other server and installed it into the server which had a UEFI shell.  This output is from before the flash upgrade.Photo: The first step is to remove the old firmware.  DO NOT REBOOT after doing this.  You must upgrade the flash before rebooting.  Failure will mean a bricked card.Photo: I had issued this command: sas2flash.efi -o -f 2118it.bin -b mptsas2.romPhoto: That seems successful.Photo: And yes it was.  Note the IT in the firmware Product ID.