Recently I got my hands on a RB450G, with damaged Ethernet1 port(got hit by a thunderstrike).
It had very old RouterOS - 4.11.
I upgraded to 5.26 - it went ok.
Then I tried upgrading to the latest version - 6.42.4, and unfortunately something went wrong.
I am getting "ERROR: no system package found!" and then kernel panic and the device just wont boot.
I tried updating the bootloader to the latest version 3.41, hoping that RouterOS will boot, or that there will be more options in the RouterBOOT environment - no luck here.
I am pretty sure a lot of other people have the same issue, but so far I couldn't find a solution to this case.
Maybe there is something that I am missing.
Please advice me what to do.
Is there any way to make Netinstall work with any other port?
How can I fix/replace the damaged Eth1 port?
Can i upload the RouterOS image somehow, by means of JTAG or something? (seems not possible through the serial interface and xmodem, like the bootloader..).
Currently my only option seems swapping the NAND flash with a one that has valid image on it.. but I probably have to find the exact same model Routerboard.