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markrudling
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Lost my licence!

Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:10 pm

Hi guys

Today i had issues after trying to upgrade my RB133c to 5.11 from 5.7

The upgrade failed and i had to format nad, reinstall firmware and OS.

Board is back up and running, but my license has gone. How can i get it back. trying to update license key returns:

Failed: Invalid old software ID!

Thanks
Mark
 
karlos
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Re: Lost my licence!

Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:31 pm

And you dont have saved licence ?

Failed RB133c upgrade ?

OK the problem is with with ROS 5.8 and higher. If you want to upgrade to this version you need to watch on RB´s Firmware on old pieces like 112,133,511 and 532 shortly mipsle. If you have very very old Firmware your MK will not be able to boot with ROS5.8 or newer, becuase some error on mounting drive or something.....

So if you have old piece like 133 on 2.9.51 you need to go this safe way:

1) save your old licence (you can use it if something goes wrong)
2) upload ROS 3.30
3) Upgrade your licence key and save the new one
4) upload ROS 4.17
5) upgrade Firmware from terminal "system routerboard upgrade" (you will se than version 2.18)
5a) alternatively you upload 5.4 and click on menu "system/routerboard" and button "upgrade"
6) upgrade to 5.11

If something goes worng you can use netinstall and some ond version of ROS like 2.9.51 and your old licence. Than you can start with another try.

Its always good idea to store licences from all boards (we do) and watch the upgrade proces on serial console if possible.

And the last hope is always the support@mikrotik.com they help very fast with any problem of licencing.

Good luck Karel
 
markrudling
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Re: Lost my licence!

Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:38 pm

Great reply! thank you

If only i knew this before.

I have sent a mail to support, hopefully they will be able issue me with the key before my time expires.

Regards
Mark
 
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Re: Lost my licence!

Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Thank click on the "karma" please
 
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Re: Lost my licence!

Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:42 am

Thank click on the "karma" please
very helpful information
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Re: Lost my licence!

Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:56 am

Thanks

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