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DEC Multia

Unread postby mrRadio » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:35 pm

Good Day! When I try install DEC Digital UNIX(any versions) to my multia from RIS I receive this error message: obsolete console rev detected. please upgrade your firmware. I guess In this situation I must upgrade SRM firmwire?!

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Re: DEC Multia

Unread postby miod » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:51 pm

Likely. What does `show version' report on your Multia?
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Re: DEC Multia

Unread postby mrRadio » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:34 pm

miod wrote:Likely. What does `show version' report on your Multia?

BL5 V3.8-2
I heard that updating firmware it's not good idea, most stables version is default. And where I can find firmware update for multia?!

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Re: DEC Multia

Unread postby miod » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:37 am

mrRadio wrote:
miod wrote:Likely. What does `show version' report on your Multia?

BL5 V3.8-2
I heard that updating firmware it's not good idea, most stables version is default. And where I can find firmware update for multia?!

I think it is still worth upgrading to 3.8-36.

Of course, the hardest thing, nowadays, is to find that image, since for some reason the multia firmwares have disappeared from the firmware archives years ago.

You can however find a copy here:
Multia firmware upgrade instructions (readme.txt)
Multia firmware upgrade floppy image (udbupd38.img)
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Re: DEC Multia

Unread postby SAQ » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:22 am

With DEC the "stay with default" isn't always true. They did a good job of actually testing stuff before they shipped it (unlike far too many modern manufacturers), but they did occasionally find bugs and had to make other changes to keep things working well.

On the very plus side DEC boxes have recovery modes so even if you have an error during updating you're not left with a brick. Another thing that it would be nice if modern manufacturers re-discovered.

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