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post #301 of 3344
Not good at all
post #302 of 3344
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ideas?
post #303 of 3344
I have flashed 2 of these card before And haven't had problems. And I am pretty confident I gave you good advice.

Now we have reached unfamiliar territory for me. So from here on out I am GUESSING

First I would retype step 2 a couple of times
post #304 of 3344
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ok. Wish me luck, If that doesn't work I will try to pick up at same spot with another motherboard.
post #305 of 3344
did you use the batch files or simply enter some DOS commands?

The reason I told you to use the batch files is because they correctly clean the IBM card (your step 2)

I did mine on with a 939X2 CPU in an ASUS A8n-cm MB (same vintage year as yours), and it worked perfectly with the batch files.

Had mine in the

If you actually read the lime-tech threads they talk about this exact scenario of correctly clearing the IBM MegaRaid.

Research is your friend.

Can't tell you what to do now.
post #306 of 3344
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not working mad.gif
post #307 of 3344
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceD View Post

did you use the batch files or simply enter some DOS commands?
The reason I told you to use the batch files is because they correctly clean the IBM card (your step 2)
I did mine on with a 939X2 CPU in an ASUS A8n-cm MB (same vintage year as yours), and it worked perfectly.

I used the mobilevidia DOS command
post #308 of 3344
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I am not sure what you mean by batch files. The instructions from the site said to just type the commands. Are you going back to the other link and download ?

http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/topic/29059-sas2008-lsi92409211-firmware-files/

I am going off this above
post #309 of 3344
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Originally Posted by BruceD View Post

did you use the batch files or simply enter some DOS commands?
The reason I told you to use the batch files is because they correctly clean the IBM card (your step 2)
I did mine on with a 939X2 CPU in an ASUS A8n-cm MB (same vintage year as yours), and it worked perfectly.

The batch file issues the same command. If he used a batch file it would of done the same thing
The reason I said to try that board is because I knew you used a similar board
post #310 of 3344
Mfusick, Did you catch post 289 and 299 before you tried flashing?
post #311 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

Its OK. But if it is only working at 1x you may have problems. it should work in 4x.
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Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

Before you try it. Install the card and fire it up.
you should see the IBM card spill out some kind of message.
See if you can access the IBM bios.
I think it is Ctrl -H or Ctrl - Y
IF you cant get access to these screens, Then I wouldn't flash with this board.

You mean this ?

yeah.. The card loaded up. It appeared anyways...
post #312 of 3344
If it didn't erase your firmware or bios your probably still good.

Are the lights still flashing on the card?

I would type "MegaRec -adpList" as the next step
post #313 of 3344
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ok... I got out the other motherboard and tried to pick up from where I left off. Something is going wrong.

I got this:

post #314 of 3344
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

If it didn't erase your firmware or bios your probably still good.
Are the lights still flashing on the card?
I would type "MegaRec -adpList" as the next step

yes. Light are flashing on the card.



Note I changed motherboards
post #315 of 3344
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

If it didn't erase your firmware or bios your probably still good.
Are the lights still flashing on the card?
I would type "MegaRec -adpList" as the next step

I will try now.
post #316 of 3344
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

If it didn't erase your firmware or bios your probably still good.
Are the lights still flashing on the card?
I would type "MegaRec -adpList" as the next step



I got this.


I keep seeing mouse initialization failed. Does that matter?

The mouse appeared to work in the bios. It's an old MS wired USB
post #317 of 3344
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I rebooted and into the card with CONTROL H

I get this :

post #318 of 3344
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If I click start with the mouse (which works)

I get this:

post #319 of 3344
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If I click on controller properties I get this:


post #320 of 3344
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I guess the card might not be a total paper weight yet...

Should I start from the beginning on this new motherboard ?
post #321 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post


I got this.
I keep seeing mouse initialization failed. Does that matter?
The mouse appeared to work in the bios. It's an old MS wired USB

"Mouse initialization failed" is not a problem.

"IO base address high" could be a problem
post #322 of 3344
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ok so I started from the begining... move the card to the 3.0 slot at the top of the Z77.

First step worked.

Second step worked



and it finished the second step "megarec -cleanflash 0" Looks like success.



post #323 of 3344
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Quote:
Type: sas2flsh -o -f 2118it.bin -b mptsas2.rom (sas2flsh -o -f 2118it.bin if OptionROM is not needed) [hit enter]
[The system will do a bunch of things and come back to C:\]

I am confused if I should do one or the other.
post #324 of 3344
You don't need it. I left mine in case I change my mind later, I wouldn't have to reflash.
post #325 of 3344
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Well I got this now...




LIFE IS NEVER EASY .... lol
post #326 of 3344
There should be a reboot in there somewhere...make sure you follow all steps exactly

you stated that you will NEVER boot off of this card. So....

sas2flsh -o -f 2118it.bin
post #327 of 3344
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Originally Posted by kapone View Post

Yup, all 3 of them.
btw...if you see "Error: initializing PAL...." or something similar....come back and we'll go to level 2.smile.gif

ok..

I am seeing :




I NEED LEVEL 2 !!!!
post #328 of 3344
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy_Steb View Post

There should be a reboot in there somewhere...make sure you follow all steps exactly
you stated that you will NEVER boot off of this card. So....
sas2flsh -o -f 2118it.bin


Yes. After step 2 I control ALT DEL for a reboot.

That is what you mean right?

I did step 1.

I did step 2

It said 100% complete. I posted the screen above.

Then I reset with CTL ALT DEL and it went back to C:/> I tried both options- with and without the .rom and it both came back PAL error

post #329 of 3344
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Originally Posted by kapone View Post

Yup, all 3 of them.
btw...if you see "Error: initializing PAL...." or something similar....come back and we'll go to level 2.smile.gif

Looks like it is Kapone's turn now. LOL


I think the first try on the other motherboard was a problem with the funny way it does SLI and the card might of been in 1x mode not 8x mode ( just a wild guess)
The second board "uefi bios"
post #330 of 3344
I would hate to see you in Las Vagas
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