I was trying to update the BIOS on my S3210SH. I was using the latest build of flashupdt for Windows and I downloaded the latest firmware from the website. The release info is:
BIOS : S3200X38.86B.00.00.0049 Build Date : Jun 16, 2009
BMC : 35
FRUSDR : 14
After doing flashupdt -u flashupdt.cfg I was prompted to select my chassis type and a few options about the fans. After this the program exited with no error code. I tried doing flashupdt -i to see if the update was applied but I get an error "BMC is in FW Transfer Mode". The system boots fine, but even after a cold boot I get the same error. I have jumper J1B1 (BMC FRC) on pins 2&3 and it still won't update.
How do I get this error to go away and then get the BIOS updated?
I don't have any drive backplanes, and I pulled all of the cards from the slots, but that didn't help. Thank you for your suggestion though. I appreciate the help.
I actually posted my problem twice by mistake and I have another question open for the same problem. I didn't realize the moderators might take so long to approve the post and I thought something went wrong, so I submitted it again. The other question is "S3210SHLC BIOS Update Problem".
unfortunately I have got the same error message with an S5000XVN-board.
I previously was trying to do the update via a dos boot stick, getting "error 005".
http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=Ci4HO3kMAA&search=funnily&trestr=0x8004 Funnily enough this 005-error also pointed to some additional management interfaces - that I do not have.
Also no other add-in-cards - not even video (connected remotely to the system).
Any help would be very very appreciated...