I’m planning to move my router infrastructure to flashboot from flashdist. I’ve got one of my soekris units back from the field, time to do a bios upgrade and some general service before I prepare the dev images for testing.
First things first, add myself to the dialer group so I don’t have to go root in order to access the tty00 device. Then its time to install lrzsz:
[harness:/usr/ports/comms/lrzsz] sudo make
[harness:/usr/ports/comms/lrzsz] sudo make install
Fire up tip and boot myself into the bios menu
tip -19200 tty00
1 Seconds to automatic boot. Press Ctrl-P for entering Monitor.
comBIOS Monitor. Press ? for help.
Grab the bios file from Soekris. and in tips:
Start sending file using XMODEM protocol.
~CLocal command? lsx b4501x_124.bin
Sending b4501x_124.bin, 1024 blocks: Give your local XMODEM receive command now.
Bytes Sent: 131072 BPS:1736
The tricky then to remeber is if you are doing this remotely and connection the serial connector via ssh to use ssh -e none.
This allows you to use the tips command ~C.