AC800m firmware upload using CF card
Does anyone has got some instructions on how to perform an upload of the newest firmware for an AC800M controller using a compact flash card?
We've been trying to use different types of cards with diffrent sizes.
We've also tried to partition the cards and format them in different ways.
Until now we haven't had any luck yet.
We would appreciate if someone could help us out here.
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Thanks for all the inputs.
We finally succeeded. I want to quickly explain how.
If you don't have a Control Builder program and just received the upload files,
then you must either make sure your CF card isn't higher than 2GB, or in case it is,
you have to partition it using something like diskpart (only works with Windows 7 or later). Also you need to make sure it's formatted FAT.
Then you must first copy the file "Boot860.exe" to the card, and then all other files.
You switch off the controller, plug in the card, switch the controller back on.
Wait 2 minutes and then while the card is inserted, reset the controller by pushing the init button.
We have tried many different ways and this is the only way it seems to be working.
Unfortunately there is no information (at least none that we could find) that explains this procedure in detail.
In the Content.txt the procedure is described.
To create a valid Compact Flash card with FW for a PM86x, proceed as follows:
1. Format the card with a FAT filesystem, FAT32 will NOT work.
2. Copy Boot860.exe to the card, NOTE IMPORTANT only this file first.
3. Rearrange the lines in the content.txt file (this file) in a way that
the desired firmware is described in the FIRST line. The rest of the
file will be ignored.
4. Copy content.txt, cfup860.bin and the appropriate firmware-file to the card.
After item 2. has been done, the files may be copied, changed or replaced
directly on the card, however Boot860.exe MUST NOT be changed in any way.
NOTE: The card may only contain exactly 1 (one) firmware-file.
It is easier to use a Control Builder to create the card. After that the Content.txt can be edited and a new FW-file can be added to the card.