[Problem] Dell R720xd iDRAC BIOS Recovery

Patiently waiting for my UART to USB to arrive from US.




Could you verify this is the correct command? Even when I correct the typo, it doesn’t seem to do anything, always says CRC invalid. Maybe there is another command missing? Did you have to do “protect off all”

Pretty stumped on the issue of bypassing checksum/verification when trying to boot from SD card. Followed all the steps above but I’m still getting the “FAIL” message regarding “exp” not equal to “rec”:

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INFO: 06:836 Sync eMMC/SPI NOR/Alternate u-boot images
FAIL: 00:278 U-boot 'ubootN' on path N failed CRC
U-boot2 in sync with u-boot1 1.0.183
FAIL: 06:016 Verify OS Images N: Rootfs crc exp=0xb0e73b0 rec=0xc103faff
blk_start=0x8001 blk_size=0x1c760 ENV bcnt=0x38ec000
PASS: 00:179 Boot device=emmc Boot partition5/N-1
Boot Path Retry:P1/N=3 P5/N-1=0 swapping to P5/N-1
INFO: 00:012 Sync eMMC/SPI NOR/Alternate u-boot images
FAIL: 00:327 U-boot 'ubootN1' on path N-1 failed CRC
U-boot2 in sync with u-boot1 1.0.183
FAIL: 00:295 Verify OS Images N-1: Kernel crc exp=0x8c86b2b rec=0x133952bf
blk_start=0x40002 blk_size=0x1362 ENV bcnt=0x26d5d5
FAIL: 00:013 Boot device=emmc Boot partition5/N-1
Boot Path Retry:P1/N=3 P5/N-1=3 P5/N-1 now expired
 
 


If I'm understanding correctly, since "rec" checksum differs from "exp" checksum, it is refusing to load the image from SD card, and I am forever stuck in uboot

I also tried the "FWN" workaround, setting the 2nd value to be whatever comes up in "rec", but it doesn't work because the value of "rec" changes every single boot

try these:
tftpboot firmimg.d7
fwu mmc sd
fwu check 0x81000000
fwu update 0x81000000
saveenv
go 0x81000000 #this is important !

then you should have something in your /dev/mmcblk0p2
edit it in a linux, repalce 'mmcblk0 ’ to ‘mmcblk1’ in some scripts

put the sd card back into your r720

then run these:
set fwummc sd
bootm

you may need to reboot several times using ‘bootm’ command

unfortunately still no luck – followed all the steps and this is what I see on the last command:



Could I ask which image you are using? 1.66.65?

Would it be possible for you to post the output of "printenv" command?

Hi all,

well I got putty dailed in and shorted pin 2 to pin 2: shorting pin 2 to 2 on SW7 did not seem to make any difference at all. This is what we read in putty:

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CPU: SH-4A
BOARD: R0P7757LC00xxRL (C0 step) board
BOOT: Secure, HRK generated
DRAM: 240MB
(240MB of 256MB total DRAM is available on U-Boot)
ENV: Skip env_relocate() on Alternate boot
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
PCIe: Bridge loaded with 0x18000 bytes
WDT2: Booted Upper Vector, copy 'uboot2' to alternate vector 'uboot1'
 

U-Boot 2009.08-00036-g6207685 (Oct 11 2013 - 20:01:09) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB, Build: jenkins-idrac-yocto-release-376
 
CPU: SH-4A
BOARD: R0P7757LC00xxRL (C0 step) board
BOOT: Secure, HRK generated
DRAM: 240MB
(240MB of 256MB total DRAM is available on U-Boot)
ENV: Using primary env area.
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
WDT2: Booted Lower Vector, 'uboot1'
sh_mmcif: 0, sh-sdhi: 1
Net: sh_eth.0, sh_g_eth.0
INFO: 00:003 Start-up -to- util_idrac_main()
INFO: 00:004 U-Boot 2009.08-00036-g6207685 (Oct 11 2013 - 20:01:09) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB
INFO: 00:008 U-Boot checkin date(05-10-2013) Version(1.0.183)
INFO: 00:006 iDRAC PPID <NULL>
INFO: 00:003 SPI NOR init 4096 KiB N25Q032 bus=0 cs=0, speed=1000000, mode=3
INFO: 00:007 SH-4A Product: Major Ver=0x31 Minor Ver=0x14 C4 Little endian
Family=0x10 Major Ver=0x30 Minor Ver=0x0b
PASS: 00:015 Dedicated monolithic mgmt NIC disabled
INFO: 00:129 BCM54610 OUI=0x3fffff Model=0x3f Revision=0x0f PhyAddr=1
INFO: 00:006 SD CARD: is not found
mmc read failed
 
** Can't read Driver Desriptor Block **
 

U-Boot 2009.08-00036-g6207685 (Oct 11 2013 - 20:01:09) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB, Build: jenkins-idrac-yocto-release-376
 
CPU: SH-4A
BOARD: R0P7757LC00xxRL (C0 step) board
BOOT: Secure, HRK generated
DRAM: 240MB
(240MB of 256MB total DRAM is available on U-Boot)
ENV: Skip env_relocate() on Alternate boot
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
WDT2: Booted Upper Vector, copy 'uboot2' to alternate vector 'uboot1'
 


With an SD card in formatted to fat with the firmware on it, we get the following:

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U-Boot 2009.08-00036-g6207685 (Oct 11 2013 - 20:01:09) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB, Build: jenkins-idrac-yocto-release-376
 
CPU: SH-4A
BOARD: R0P7757LC00xxRL (C0 step) board
BOOT: Secure, HRK generated
DRAM: 240MB
(240MB of 256MB total DRAM is available on U-Boot)
ENV: Skip env_relocate() on Alternate boot
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
PCIe: Bridge loaded with 0x18000 bytes
WDT2: Booted Upper Vector, copy 'uboot2' to alternate vector 'uboot1'
 

U-Boot 2009.08-00036-g6207685 (Oct 11 2013 - 20:01:09) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB, Build: jenkins-idrac-yocto-release-376
 
CPU: SH-4A
BOARD: R0P7757LC00xxRL (C0 step) board
BOOT: Secure, HRK generated
DRAM: 240MB
(240MB of 256MB total DRAM is available on U-Boot)
ENV: Using primary env area.
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
WDT2: Booted Lower Vector, 'uboot1'
sh_mmcif: 0, sh-sdhi: 1
Net: sh_eth.0, sh_g_eth.0
INFO: 00:002 Start-up -to- util_idrac_main()
INFO: 00:004 U-Boot 2009.08-00036-g6207685 (Oct 11 2013 - 20:01:09) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB
INFO: 00:008 U-Boot checkin date(05-10-2013) Version(1.0.183)
INFO: 00:006 iDRAC PPID <NULL>
INFO: 00:003 SPI NOR init 4096 KiB N25Q032 bus=0 cs=0, speed=1000000, mode=3
INFO: 00:007 SH-4A Product: Major Ver=0x31 Minor Ver=0x14 C4 Little endian
Family=0x10 Major Ver=0x30 Minor Ver=0x0b
PASS: 00:016 Dedicated monolithic mgmt NIC disabled
INFO: 00:128 BCM54610 OUI=0x3fffff Model=0x3f Revision=0x0f PhyAddr=1
INFO: 00:143 SD CARD: Device: sh-sdhi Manufacturer ID: 1b OEM: 534d
Name: SD Tran Speed: 25000000 Rd Block Len: 512
SD version 1.10 High Capacity: No Capacity: 2045247488
mmc read failed
 
** Can't read Driver Desriptor Block **
 

U-Boot 2009.08-00036-g6207685 (Oct 11 2013 - 20:01:09) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB, Build: jenkins-idrac-yocto-release-376
 
CPU: SH-4A
BOARD: R0P7757LC00xxRL (C0 step) board
BOOT: Secure, HRK generated
DRAM: 240MB
(240MB of 256MB total DRAM is available on U-Boot)
ENV: Skip env_relocate() on Alternate boot
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
WDT2: Booted Upper Vector, copy 'uboot2' to alternate vector 'uboot1'
 


all in an infinite loop. As you can see we do not get as far as others...

Dead EMMC chip?

I am thinking at buying an EMMC reader, or a SD card I can put 2.54mm pins on as the grab pins do not really grab on well to my sdcard reader

Is connecting pin2 to pin 2 on SW7 correct for the T620?
Zitat von alexthefifth im Beitrag #285
unfortunately still no luck -- followed all the steps and this is what I see on the last command:







So I attempted the same steps but instead of using 1.66.65 I tried 2.10.10 (and also 2.21.21), and now I get a slightly different error (even after rolling back to 1.66.65):



The above worked for me, except for the very last command I had to use boot not `bootm.

I think "set fwummc sd" should be "fwu mmc sd"

I also added

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before the saveenv command.


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tftpboot firmimg.d7
fwu mmc sd
fwu check 0x81000000
fwu update 0x81000000
sentenv verify no
saveenv
go 0x81000000
 


Eject sd card and take it to a linux machine, unless you have usb passthrough it'll likely have to be a physical machine.

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lsblk
mkdir tmp
cd tmp
sudo unsquashfs /dev/sdb2
sudo grep mmcblk0 unsquashfs-root/etc
#Edit each file to change references for mmcblk0 to mmcblk1
sudo vi squashfs-root/etc/sysapps_script/S_3160_create_scratch.sh
#etc.
sudo squashfs squashfs-root /dev/sdb2 -noappend
 


Insert the card into the iDRAC.

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fwu mmc sd
boot
 


My 4-GB SD card was very slow. Waited a long time for the sd card parittions to format

There are references to mmcblk0 in binaries, such as /bin/dellutil, a hex editor could fix those.

The next boot failed, but I did

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fwu mmc sd 
saveenv
boot
 


Again my sd card was very slow and took a long time at the MASER images.

My display was unlit after it got to "Please press enter to activate this console", but pressing the front panel idrac buttons got the display to light up.

Currently booting doesn't work automatically for me, I have to `fwu mmc sd` `boot` but I'm still working on it. Each boot takes 3-5 minutes.

Right, I ordered an EMMC reader to make sure it reads. I did not trust my cheap SD card reader. In the mean time if any of you have any things to try out or ideas, I am all ears.

I do not get to the stage where shorting pin 2 matters. Not even with a FAT 32 formatted SD card.

For reading the EMMC, you can do this with the board powered off right?



It should be pin 2 (of 2nd group) to ground

Patiently waiting for my UART adapter to turn up, its onboard for delivery, was hoping to get it today before the long weekend so I could see what is going on.

Hey guys, finally got my UART to USB adaptor, I’ve soldered it to the motherboard but I don’t seem to be able to connect via COM3, my PC is seeing the UART to USB adaptor on that port. Will I need to change to COM3 on the R720 for it to be able to connect? Also, when looking at the UART adaptor it only has a solid red light for GND, should TXD and RXD both have lights?

Do I need to short the interrupt UBOOT and if so what is the best way to do this, do I just use the solder copper, ignore my ignorance as I’m a soldering noob.



Where there any other settings that need to be set aside from the speed 115200, data or parity etc? I’ve tried to use Tera Term and it just sits on a blinking screen and not picking anything up. I’ve tried swapping the txd and rxd with no luck.

Ok, so somehow after powering off the server and just leaving putty open I’ve been able to get the following, I assume I’m going to need to interrupt u-boot, what is the best method to do this:

U-Boot 2009.08 (May 11 2019 - 03:59:51) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB

CPU: SH-4A
BOARD: R0P7757LC00xxRL (Cn step) board
BOOT: Secure, HRK generated
DRAM: 240MB
(240MB of 256MB total DRAM is available on U-Boot)
ENV: Using primary env area.
Undefined env fwu_act
Undefined env Failsafe_PowerON_Lockout
Undefined env cpld_recover_cnt
Undefined env ddr_recover_cnt
Restore env FWN=0x280fcb_0xc4135ec5,0x59ae000_0x47eca7d,0x6ddb4_0xa6cf4eca,0xf9000_0xa4905a0c
Restore env FWN1=0x2f0579_0x3fc30fe9,0x653d000_0x90b77173,0x6db9c_0x966e5ecb,0x132000_0x83c2e56c
Restore env etherc0=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:76
Restore env getherc0=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:77
Restore env first_ac=yes
Restore env wdt2cnt=1
Restore env ethaddr=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:76
Restore env eth2addr=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:77
Restore env macs_in_res1=yes
Restore env ethact=sh_g_eth.0
Restore env dmn=disabled
Restore env wdt0cnt=1386
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
WDT2: Booted Lower Vector, 'uboot1’
sh_mmcif: 0, sh-sdhi: 1
Net: sh_eth.0, sh_g_eth.0
INFO: 00:003 Start-up -to- util_idrac_main()
INFO: 00:004 U-Boot 2009.08 (May 11 2019 - 03:59:51) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB
INFO: 00:006 U-Boot checkin date(10-04-2018) Version(1.1.34)
INFO: 00:006 iDRAC PPID <NULL>
INFO: 00:003 SPI NOR init 4096 KiB MX25L3206E bus=0 cs=0, speed=1000000, mode=3
INFO: 00:008 SH-4A Product: Major Ver=0x31 Minor Ver=0x14 C4 Little endian
Family=0x10 Major Ver=0x30 Minor Ver=0x0b
INFO: 00:139 BCM54610 OUI=0x00d897 Model=0x26 Revision=0x0a PhyAddr=1
INFO: 00:007 Dedicated monolithic mgmt NIC disabled
INFO: 00:371 SD CARD: Device: sh-sdhi Manufacturer ID: 27 OEM: 5048
Name: SD08G Tran Speed: 25000000 Rd Blk Len: 512
SD ver 2.0 HC: Yes cap(<2gb): 3674210304 cap(>2gb): 0
ext_rev: 0 rst_n: 0 ext[96]: 0
INFO: 00:062 EMMC: Device: sh_mmcif Manufacturer ID: 15 OEM: 100
Name: M4G1E Tran Speed: 25000000 Rd Blk Len: 512
MMC ver 4.0 HC: Yes cap(<2gb): 0 cap(>2gb): 7815168
ext_rev: 3 rst_n: 0 ext[96]: 0
INFO: 00:023 CPLD: Major Ver=0x1 Minor Ver=0x0 Maint Ver=0x3
Planar: Type=0x02 Rev=0x8 Rework=0x0 Scratch/PathRetry=0x04
PASS: 00:014 Coin cell detected good, AD=0x3d4 low water=0x2c1
PASS: 00:008 PCIe SH7757_C0 Ver=0.15 MCTP en, CRC=0x8e9b6875 @0x8efbd4ec cnt=0x18000
INFO: 00:008 Init PCIe mailbox(PCIe 0xFFEE0150=0x40010000)
INFO: 00:005 mode=normal
INFO: 00:003 reset_cause=wdt0
PASS: 05:300 Write trace buf mem@0x83000000 to SPI NOR@0x140000 for 0x80000
PASS: 00:007 Booted Lower Vector, ‘uboot1’ wdt2cnt=1
Erasing SPI flash at 0x100000…Writing to SPI flash…done
Erasing SPI flash at 0x110000…Writing to SPI flash…done
INFO: 01:154 wdt0cnt=1387 cpld_recover_cnt=0 ddr_recover_cnt=0
PASS: 00:006 SMR0 no sermux env, default 0xd4
INFO: 00:005 GRACR=0x3c HISEL=0x00 SIRQCR5_D=0x03 SIRQCR6_D=0x01 LADMSK0=0xff2
MRSTCR0=0xfedffe7f MRSTCR1=0xfff3ff0f MRSTCR2=0x6f80feff
BARMAP=0x1 BCR=0x85000000 NCER=0x01fc NCMCR=0x0006 NCCSR=0x0303
PASS: 00:021 etherc0=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:76
getherc0=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:77
INFO: 00:007 Fan logic is not modified on Non-AC power up
INFO: 00:053 Env and backup CRC’ed ok
*** no text signature found ***
INFO: 00:668 Sync eMMC/SPI NOR/Alternate u-boot images
PASS: 00:083 Current u-boot1 1.1.34 verified with ‘ubootN1’
Trailer Struct - Missing start token, exp=0xc0de1111 rec=0x8efaf0
PASS: 08:894 Verify OS Images N-1: CRC32 OK: Kernel=0x3fc30fe9 Rootfs=0x90b77173 PData=0x83c2e56c
PASS: 00:010 Boot device=emmc Boot partition5/N-1
Boot Path Retry:P1/N=0 P5/N-1=2 retry path P5/N-1
INFO: 00:000 16:888
OS_WDT0_EN:180 seconds, Re-load ILRAM:
SPI_WP: Not attempted.
EMMC_WP: Not attempted.
Boot Path Retry:P1/N=0 P5/N-1=2
Copying kernel image … OK
## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 88000000 …
Image Name: sh-linux
Image Type: SuperH Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
Data Size: 3081529 Bytes = 2.9 MB
Load Address: 80001000
Entry Point: 80002000
Verifying Checksum … OK
Uncompressing Kernel Image … OK
WDT2: Disable in do_bootm_linux()

Monolithic/DRB
systemd[1]: could not find module by name='autofs4’
systemd[1]: Failed to insert 'autofs4’
Dec 31 18:01:48 idrac8 syslogd 1.4.2: restart.
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: cat /etc/fw_ver
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 2.63.01.60.62
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 2.63.60.62.3
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: built for - system
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Sat May 11 04:17:45 CDT 2019
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 190511041745
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: IDRAC SVN Rev =
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Hudson Project = idrac-13g-IPS-release-A-X-Rev
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Hudson Build # = 78
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Release ID =
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: MSC Revision = https://pgre-svn2.us.dell.com/svn/LC/13g…s_https_wp2/msc 5367
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: cat /proc/cmdline
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: root=/dev/mmcblk0p6 rootwait rw rootfstype=squashfs mem=239616k console=ttyS2,115200 <NULL> mac1=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:76 mac2=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:77 mode=normal reset_cause=wdt0 nmi_buf=0x83000000 quiet console=ttySC2,115200 init=/sbin/init
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: cat /tmp/loguboot
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:003 Start-up -to- util_idrac_main()
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:004 U-Boot 2009.08 (May 11 2019 - 03:59:51) Avocent (0.0.3) EVB
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:006 U-Boot checkin date(10-04-2018) Version(1.1.34)
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:006 iDRAC PPID <NULL>
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:003 SPI NOR init 4096 KiB MX25L3206E bus=0 cs=0, speed=1000000, mode=3
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:008 SH-4A Product: Major Ver=0x31 Minor Ver=0x14 C4 Little endian
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Family=0x10 Major Ver=0x30 Minor Ve
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:139 BCM54610 OUI=0x00d897 Model=0x26 Revision=0x0a PhyAddr=1
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:007 Dedicated monolithic mgmt NIC disabled
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:371 SD CARD: Device: sh-sdhi Manufacturer ID: 27 OEM: 5048
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Name: SD08G Tran Speed: 25000000 Rd B
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:062 EMMC: Device: sh_mmcif Manufacturer ID: 15 OEM: 100
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Name: M4G1E Tran Speed: 25000000 Rd Blk
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:023 CPLD: Major Ver=0x1 Minor Ver=0x0 Maint Ver=0x3
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Planar: Type=0x02 Rev=0x8 Rework=0x0 Scratch/Path
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 00:014 Coin cell detected good, AD=0x3d4 low water=0x2c1
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 00:008 PCIe SH7757_C0 Ver=0.15 MCTP en, CRC=0x8e9b6875 @0x8efbd4ec cnt=0x18000
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:008 Init PCIe mailbox(PCIe 0xFFEE0150=0x40010000)
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:005 mode=normal
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:003 reset_cause=wdt0
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 05:300 Write trace buf mem@0x83000000 to SPI NOR@0x140000 for 0x80000
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 00:007 Booted Lower Vector, ‘uboot1’ wdt2cnt=1
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 01:154 wdt0cnt=1387 cpld_recover_cnt=0 ddr_recover_cnt=0
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 00:006 SMR0 no sermux env, default 0xd4
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:005 GRACR=0x3c HISEL=0x00 SIRQCR5_D=0x03 SIRQCR6_D=0x01 LADMSK0=0xff2
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: MRSTCR0=0xfedffe7f MRSTCR1=0xfff3ff0
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 00:021 etherc0=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:76
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: getherc0=5C:F9:DD:F6:4B:77
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:007 Fan logic is not modified on Non-AC power up
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:053 Env and backup CRC’ed ok
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:668 Sync eMMC/SPI NOR/Alternate u-boot images
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 00:083 Current u-boot1 1.1.34 verified with 'ubootN1’
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Trailer Struct - Missing start token, exp=0xc0de1111 re
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 08:894 Verify OS Images N-1: CRC32 OK: Kernel=0x3fc30fe9 Rootfs=0x90b77173 PData=0x83c2e56c
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 PASS: 00:010 Boot device=emmc Boot partition5/N-1
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: Boot Path Retry:P1/N=0 P5/N-1=2 retry path P5/N-1
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: L1, S13 INFO: 00:000 16:888
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: /bin/MemAccess -ww ffec0030 5500
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: + 0 2 4 6 : 8 A C E
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: ------------------------------------------------------
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 0xffec0030 = 5500 0000 0400 2900 : e100 0100 0000 0800
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 0xffec0040 = 7000 0e00 1f00 6f00 : fe00 2400 6f00 2000
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: ^
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: /bin/MemAccess -rb 0x14000000
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: + 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 : 8 9 A B C D E F
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: --------------------------------------------------------------
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 0x14000000 = 01 00 03 00 02 00 00 00 : 08 00 00 00 01 00 06 08
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 0x14000010 = 00 08 00 00 05 00 04 00 : 00 07 0c 07 03 0c 0c 0f
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 0x14000020 = 03 07 0f 0f 03 00 00 00 : 00 00 00 01 00 00 03 01
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 0x14000030 = 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
Dec 31 18:10:03 idrac8 syslogd 1.4.2: restart.
Dec 31 18:16:35 idrac8 syslogd 1.4.2: restart.

@natharas looking at your log, I see:
display_factory_info.sh[3915]: 2.63.01.60.62
I am concerned that due to the iDracula vulnerbility it is not possible to interrupt u-boot any more. I am not sure if you can down grade to a version that allows interrupt.

I further note that I do not see any failure in your boot log, but the log does not appear to be complete.



Sorry, I’ve been preoccupied with some other things so this got put to the side. Out of curiosity, when you set the Serial connection up, how long should it take before it starts getting data from the iDrac?

@rgrimes Ok, so bit of an update. I left my R720 running and after 30mins - 60mins it appears to do something with iDRAC it goes from no LED light at the back and no display at the front to orange at the back and display at the front. I cleared the errors and it went blue, but I’m unable to set an IP Address and it also appears that the front stops responding when I attempt to set one manually. In addition to this, I’ve also attempted to use DHCP but it comes back with IP Address undiscoverable, if I also try autodiscover it says that it is stopped.

I seem to then get stuck here, if I go into the system setup it says that iDRAC isn’t available and I don’t appear to be able to turn it on. Based on this it appears that it is attempting to read the SD Card reader that appears to have an 1.65.65.04 firmware on it but isn’t fully able to restore it to that, I can’t see any logs either. Should I try a different firmware version, I’m open to suggestions.

@natharas I am sorry that I can’t help at this time, I am very burried in a move and have little to no access to any of my stuff.



Appreciate the response, it was more just a hope that you or someone else might see it as this thread is old now and have an idea.



Appreciate the response, it was more just a hope that you or someone else might see it as this thread is old now and have an idea.