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Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:43 am

Hi,

I have spent the last hour struggling to get netinstall rc14 to work and finally solved it.

I have a 133c with an R52 card in that died for some reason so I formatted the flash and tried to install routeros. I could get it to boot and take the netinstall supplied ip but it would hang on the loading kernel bit.

Turns out that when I removed the minipci card all starts to work. SO - BE WARNED. Dont try to netinstall with a card installed!! I looked all over the manuals and I cannot see any mention of this. So I'm either just blind or this URGENTLY needs putting into the documentation.

Hopefully this post will help someone.

Malcolm
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:59 am

I did a netinstall with a SR9 installed... no problems.
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:03 am

I had a similar problem today. I upgraded a few RB333s v3.0rc13 to rc14 and now one of them has a dead miniPCI. I'm not sure what's wrong because most of the RB333s are fine.
A few days ago I also tried to upgrade an RB333 v3.0rc10 to v3.0rc13, before I upgraded the RouterOS its miniPCI was working properly, however once it has been upgraded the miniPCI was also dead. In both case, I use R52H.
The solution is to remove the dead miniPCI from the RouterBoard as mentioned by mstead. Luckily my MikroTik dealer replaces these miniPCIs right away.
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:05 am

Looks like a R52 specific problem.
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:17 am

I think my R52 is still alive after the upgrade. It certainly appears in the card list still.

andryan - Is your R52 working when you put it back in after the netinstall? By dead do you mean the board won't boot or does it just not show in the card list?

Malcolm
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:37 am

Hi,

I have spent the last hour struggling to get netinstall rc14 to work and finally solved it.

I have a 133c with an R52 card in that died for some reason so I formatted the flash and tried to install routeros. I could get it to boot and take the netinstall supplied ip but it would hang on the loading kernel bit.

Turns out that when I removed the minipci card all starts to work. SO - BE WARNED. Dont try to netinstall with a card installed!! I looked all over the manuals and I cannot see any mention of this. So I'm either just blind or this URGENTLY needs putting into the documentation.

Hopefully this post will help someone.

Malcolm
Just tried such setup and the installation went fine.
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:39 am

I had a similar problem today. I upgraded a few RB333s v3.0rc13 to rc14 and now one of them has a dead miniPCI. I'm not sure what's wrong because most of the RB333s are fine.
A few days ago I also tried to upgrade an RB333 v3.0rc10 to v3.0rc13, before I upgraded the RouterOS its miniPCI was working properly, however once it has been upgraded the miniPCI was also dead. In both case, I use R52H.
The solution is to remove the dead miniPCI from the RouterBoard as mentioned by mstead. Luckily my MikroTik dealer replaces these miniPCIs right away.
Did it happen only on one specific board?
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:20 am

I think my R52 is still alive after the upgrade. It certainly appears in the card list still.

andryan - Is your R52 working when you put it back in after the netinstall? By dead do you mean the board won't boot or does it just not show in the card list?

Malcolm
Nope, it won't start at all. No LED, etc.
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:22 am

I had a similar problem today. I upgraded a few RB333s v3.0rc13 to rc14 and now one of them has a dead miniPCI. I'm not sure what's wrong because most of the RB333s are fine.
A few days ago I also tried to upgrade an RB333 v3.0rc10 to v3.0rc13, before I upgraded the RouterOS its miniPCI was working properly, however once it has been upgraded the miniPCI was also dead. In both case, I use R52H.
The solution is to remove the dead miniPCI from the RouterBoard as mentioned by mstead. Luckily my MikroTik dealer replaces these miniPCIs right away.
Did it happen only on one specific board?
No, 2 different RouterBoards, 2 different R52Hs.
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:08 am

I had a similar problem today. I upgraded a few RB333s v3.0rc13 to rc14 and now one of them has a dead miniPCI. I'm not sure what's wrong because most of the RB333s are fine.
A few days ago I also tried to upgrade an RB333 v3.0rc10 to v3.0rc13, before I upgraded the RouterOS its miniPCI was working properly, however once it has been upgraded the miniPCI was also dead. In both case, I use R52H.
The solution is to remove the dead miniPCI from the RouterBoard as mentioned by mstead. Luckily my MikroTik dealer replaces these miniPCIs right away.
Did it happen only on one specific board?
No, 2 different RouterBoards, 2 different R52Hs.
On both of these boards, did you have all 3 slots ocupied with R52H?
Could you tell us in which slot was the card that stopped to work after upgradE?
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:25 am

On both of these boards, did you have all 3 slots ocupied with R52H?
Could you tell us in which slot was the card that stopped to work after upgradE?
Only 1 miniPCI per RB333. IIRC, both R52H were on the uppermost slot.
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:55 pm

On both of these boards, did you have all 3 slots ocupied with R52H?
Could you tell us in which slot was the card that stopped to work after upgradE?
Only 1 miniPCI per RB333. IIRC, both R52H were on the uppermost slot.
Just tested RB333 running v3.0rc13 with R52H on upper slot, upgraded to v3.0rc14 and the wireless card is still there working fine.
What wireless coinfiguration you had?
It happened only for those 2 boards, all other board upgraded fine?
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:03 pm

On both of these boards, did you have all 3 slots ocupied with R52H?
Could you tell us in which slot was the card that stopped to work after upgradE?
Only 1 miniPCI per RB333. IIRC, both R52H were on the uppermost slot.
Just tested RB333 running v3.0rc13 with R52H on upper slot, upgraded to v3.0rc14 and the wireless card is still there working fine.
What wireless coinfiguration you had?
It happened only for those 2 boards, all other board upgraded fine?
Yup, just 2 out of several RB333s we have here. Actually the first case happened after I disabled some system packages prior to upgrading, sorry.
Probably I'm being unlucky and got 2 defective R52Hs in short period of time.
 
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:18 pm

Yup, just 2 out of several RB333s we have here. Actually the first case happened after I disabled some system packages prior to upgrading, sorry....
I hope it wasn't wireless package?
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Re: Netinstall RC14 Problem Solved - Useful Info Here!!

Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:33 pm

Yup, just 2 out of several RB333s we have here. Actually the first case happened after I disabled some system packages prior to upgrading, sorry....
I hope it wasn't wireless package?
It wasn't. :)

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