Volume header on Octane system disk

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Volume header on Octane system disk

Unread postby muller » Wed Apr 23, 2003 11:27 pm

I bought an Octane and found the "IP30prom" in the
volumeheader on the system disk. I sold this system to a good friend
R12k 300 MHz + MXE + 1Gbyte

I bought a new Octane (2xR12k 300MHz + SSE +SE + 1Gbyte)
The new Octane I have doesn't have the "IP30prom" his in the volumeheader,
but it works just the same, or?

What does the "IP30prom" actually do in the volumeheader?

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Re: Volume header on Octane system disk

Unread postby nekonoko » Thu Apr 24, 2003 3:11 am

I'm not sure what it's there for exactly ... I think it might be there for flash updating the PROM, maybe a system variant of the manual method (from PROM):

flashcpu cdrom(0,4,7)/firmware/IP30/IP30prom.bin

The system probably checks that file on boot to see if the machine needs a firmware flash, and if it does automatically updates it. Just guessing though.
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