********************* Using the Host Adapter Flash Utility *********************** This document provides information for the DOS based LSI Logic Flash Utility for downloading firmware and BIOS images to LSI Logic's LSI53C1030/LSI53C1020 based PCI to SCSI adapter cards. It contains a feature and description section. * * * * * * * * * * * Features * * * * * * * * * * * * o Supports host adapter selection for updating. o Provides a means to identify the firmware or BIOS image version on the adapter or residing in a file. o Provides for total flash part erasure. o Provides means to modify ASCII banner information in a BIOS image prior to downloading to an adapter or for writing back out to a file. o Supports command line execution. * * * * * * * * * * * Description * * * * * * * * * * * This utility allows the user to update the LSI Logic Fusion-MPT (TM) based Firmware and/or SCSI BIOS on host adapters based on the LSI53C1030 SCSI chip. New versions of both images are released periodically. Your host adapter must have a flash on board to use this utility. The utility's executable name is FLSH1030.EXE. This utility requires the DOS extender, DOS4GW.EXE, to operate. It is strongly recommended that both files be placed on a DOS bootable diskette and the utility executed from this diskette. Either MS-DOS or PC-DOS is acceptable and ideally, no memory manager or other drivers beyond the minimum required should be installed via the config.sys file. Execution from a hard drive is an option. However, this drive should not be a drive connected to a board to be updated and the DOS4GW extender should reside in the same directory as the utility executable. Insert the diskette into drive "a:". Boot the system to the DOS prompt a:\>. Type FLSH1030 and press Enter. (DOS4GW will be loaded automatically if located in the same directory as the utility or is in the defined path.) The main window allows the user to choose which LSI53C1030 chip will be the path used to perform the selected tasks through. Dual channel cards will have two entries (chips) displayed on this screen. Since both channels of a dual channel board share a flash part, only one of the paths needs to be chosen. However, no harm will be done if separate updates are done through both. This screen appears as: Vendor Device Choice ID ID Bus Device ------- ------ ------ --- ------ 1 0x1000 0x0030 0x3 0x10 LSI Logic, Inc. LSI53C1030 Ultra320 SCSI 2 0x1000 0x0030 0x3 0x11 LSI Logic, Inc. LSI53C1030 Ultra320 SCSI 3 - Refresh Which PCI chip (0 to quit)? Once a chip has been chosen, another menu list will be displayed as follows: FLASH a - Identify b - Download Flash c - Upload Current Flash to a File d - Erase Flash Misc. z - Select PCI Chip q - Quit - The Identify option will display the version number of current the Fusion-MPT Firmware or the Fusion-MPT BIOS residing on the adapter with the currently selected PCI chip. It can do this same function on Fusion-MPT Firmware/BIOS image files, requiring the user to input the filename to check. Currently, if the BIOS image area contains multiple images (Fusion-MPT BIOS w/EFI BSD or Fusion-MPT BIOS w/FCode), this option will only return the version of the Fusion-MPT BIOS. - The Download Flash option provides the user with choices for downloading images to the flash part on the adapter with the selected PCI chip. Downloading of the Fusion-MPT firmware and Fusion-MPT BIOS images are separate choices requiring only the corresponding image file name as input. Additional choices allow the user to alter the ASCII banner string in the Fusion-MPT BIOS image, either just prior to downloading to the adapter or the altered image can be written out to a file. The user will be prompted for the new banner contents and informed of the maximum length that can be entered. Once the banner has been altered in an image, that image cannot be the input for this operation again as the location of the changeable string relies on the released LSI Logic banner contents. Support has been added to handle Fusion-MPT BIOS download files that contain multiple images (Fusion-MPT BIOS w/EFI BSD or Fusion-MPT BIOS w/FCode) concatenated together. - The Upload option will upload the entire flash part contents and write it out to a file named by the user. This image will contain both Firmware and BIOS images along with any unused areas of the flash part. The separate images cannot be broken out at this time. Current image size will be 512 Kbyte, it is the user's responsibility to ensure adequate disk space is available prior to selecting this option. Truncated upload images can result if there is not enough room on the destination disk for the entire image. A complete (512 Kbyte) image can be used as the input file when performing a Fusion-MPT Firmware download operation. This will allow a more streamlined process if the user wishes to download multiple adapters with identical firmware and BIOS images. - The Erase option will erase the entire flash part on the adapter with the currently selected chip. Until replacement images are downloaded to an adapter after this operation, the adapter is inoperable. The following command line options are supported by this utility and can be used to create an automated process to perform the utility's operations. -[/]a Option to update all boards found with the images specified with the /b and/or /f options. This option causes the /d option to be ignored if entered. -[/]b:x Download the BIOS image where x is the name of the input file. If x is missing, this option is ignored. -[/]c:x Concatenate this image with the /b image prior to down- loading the resulting image to the flash part. Must precede the /b option to be effective. If the \o option is also entered, the concatenated image will be redirected to the filename specified. If x is omitted, this is not a valid option and is ignored. -[/]d Select current Adapter/chip. This option requires the user to make a selection from a menu. This selection is used while processing command line arguments following this command. If the -a option follows, its effect will be on all adapters beginning with the one picked."); -[/]e Erase the entire Flash part. -[/]f:x Download the firmware image where x is the name of the input file. If x is missing, this option is ignored. -[/]m The BIOS image specified by the /b option contains multiple images (legacy BIOS, EFI BIOS, etc.). This option must precede the /b option to be effective. Do not use this option in combination with the \c option. ** -[/]o:x Option to redirect the prepared BIOS image to a file with the name x. If x is missing, this option is ignored. This option must be entered in conjunction with, and must precede, the /b option. The /a option (if entered) will be ignored. -[/]tx Delay timer adjustment. x = 1, all delays > 1 second cut in half. x = 2, all delays ignored. Anything else, default delay times. Should be 1st option on the command line to be in effect for all other requested actions. -[/]? Displays this screen. ** - When the user chooses to download a new BIOS image to a board, this utility modifies certain fields in the image to reflect the chip type of the board selected. If the /o and /b options are input, the image specified via the /b option will be modified for the chip type of the board being processed and will then be written out to the file named via the /o option instead of being downloaded to the board. * * * * * * * * * * * MISC. * * * * * * * * * * * Flash ROM part numbers and corresponding sizes are: xxxxx040 - 512 Kbyte capacity Host adapters supported: LSI53C1030 based - LSI21320, LSI22320, LSI22320T-R, Mega Raid 320-2XR LSI53C1020 based - LSI20320, LSIU320-RDownload Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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