SMF - Just Installed!
Started by Andy Brown, November 01, 2014, 04:53:46 am
Quote from: msilveira on July 10, 2017, 06:57:51 pmAnyone tried to flash the onboard SAS controller to IT mode?I
Quote from: bobdj_Z800 on June 28, 2017, 09:50:22 amHacked Z800 in its "own" caseUnfortanely long before Andy's great article I started hacking my Z800 in its own case.I had a problem with the loud sound of the machine when I bought it. I like very quiet machines....
Quote from: msilveira on August 02, 2017, 11:03:10 pmHere's the final WIP, awaiting for review/P91 pinout confirmation.
Quote from: msilveira on July 21, 2017, 02:09:32 pmQuote from: msilveira on July 10, 2017, 06:57:51 pmAnyone tried to flash the onboard SAS controller to IT mode?II have created a zip with the necessary files to flash the onboard 1068E to IT mode.Here: https://www.livreti.com.br/itfiles/1068E-Z800.zipJust unzip this file to any DOS bootable usb and run hbaFlash.bat.It will start a menu based flash process, you need to answer some questions:Y - for backup2 - for 3081 ( this is the same as LSI SAS1068E)e - for pciexpresst - for ti mode6 - for B3 rev.( I bet all Z800 use the B3 rev. )F - to confirm flashY - mismatch vendor id or productY - write IT over IR firmwareOr rather simply type: "sasflash -o -f 3081ETB3.fw -b mptsas.rom"AFAIK, the mptsas rom is not really necessary ( I know it is troublesome with M1015 / PERCH200/300 9211-81 crossflashing ), unless you really want to boot off from a HDD connected to the onboard 1068E.And it's done, now you have a total of 8 SAS ports working in HBA mode, or 14 SATA in HBA mode ( 8 LSI1068E + 6 Intel AHCI ) Now you can play a bit with FreeNAS and lots of disks
Quote from: b1Ack on July 03, 2018, 09:42:52 amHow update bootblock ?I'm surprised that lot of people was looking for right rev.003 full image, not looking what we have - a /B option for DOS flasher. Just used it and my bootblock became a new one with 2018 BIOS version in some time. And - process look really long and looks like it hang. For more than minute. No progress, no numlock reaction - nothing. Don't panic, read what you have on screen, all fine, obey and go make some tea and not look on this f***ing thing - and it will end and be ok.