flash1030.txt Driver File Contents (Fusion-MPT_IS_FW10327_BIOS_51101_FLASH_10304.zip)

********************* 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. 

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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:

           a - Identify
           b - Download Flash
           c - Upload Current Flash to a File
           d - Erase Flash

           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 

            -[/]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-R

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How To Update Drivers Manually

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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