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>
One Laptop Per Child

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