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qemu 1.1.1

Slimline Open Firmware - SLOF

Copyright (C) 2005, 2012 IBM Corporation


INSTALL ON JS20/JS21
===============================================================================

 Detailed information about how to use SLOF on JS20 and JS21 can be found in
 the document FlashingSLOF.pdf

 The JS20 and JS21 blades both have 2 "flashsides". They have a 8MB flash part
 which is divided into a 4MB "temporary" side and a 4MB "permanent" side.

 The temporary side is the flashside used for the normal operation and the
 permanent side is used as a backup if the temporary should ever fail.

 Therefore it is important that the permanent flash side is not changed so
 that if ever required the original firmware can be restored.

 SLOF usually warns or in most cases does not easily allow to overwrite the
 permanent side.

 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 !                                                       !
 ! NOTE: WHEN FLASHING A NEW FIRMWARE IMAGE YOU MIGHT    !
 ! DESTROY YOUR FIRMWARE IMAGE AND LOOSE YOUR WARRANTY!  !
 !                                                       !
 ! YOU MAY NEED TO CALL SERVICE, IF THE FIRMWARE IMAGE   !
 ! IS DESTROYED !                                        !
 !                                                       !
 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


REMOVING SLOF FROM JS20/JS21
===============================================================================

 If you want to boot the original firmware again, you need to boot the blade 
 from the management module. If auto-boot is enabled you have to press "s"
 to reach the firmware prompt.
 On the SLOF command line, type:

  0 > other-firmware

 and it should get you back to running the original firmware. To permanently 
 get it back, after booting Linux from there, type

  $ update_flash -r
  $ halt
 
 You will boot on the PERM side. To boot from the TEMP side again, you need to
 restart the Blade System MGMT Processor.

    Following steps are needed on
        Management Module -> Blade Tasks -> Power/Restart
        
        Power Off Blade
        Restart Blade System Mgmt Processor 
        Power On Blade


INSTALL ON KVM/QEMU
===============================================================================

 Recent versions of QEMU should already be shipped with a version of SLOF.
 To upgrade SLOF in your QEMU installation, back-up the old firmware file
 .../share/qemu/slof.bin from your QEMU installation, then simply copy the
 new SLOF image (for example "boot_rom.bin" after building board-qemu) to
 this location.


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