Richard A. Smith
richard at laptop.org
Mon Aug 18 11:25:01 EDT 2008
Victor Lazzarini wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I have an A-board in my office which I would like to bring back to
> life if possible. But on booting, I get the message
> Evaluation period has expired, halting
> Validate from 05/16/2006 to 08/23/2006.
> Any suggestions?
You are running an ATest that was never upgraded from Insyde bios.
If you set the RTC clock back then you can re-establish your eval period.
There are instructions on the wiki for upgrading an ATest from Insyde to
OFW but you will have to dig. Basically you build a bootable usb disk
and then use the 'olpcflash' utility to re-flash your firmware image.
The olpcflash repo is on dev.l.o. You will need to build it static.
A further complication is that we dropped support for ATest in the EC
code a long time ago. So you will have to dig through the Firmware page
and find the last firmware that supports Atest.
Richard Smith <richard at laptop.org>
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