HP mediasmart server software Q

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by phasezero, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. danivtec

    danivtec MDL Novice

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    I have dumped my BIOS and used the SLIC checker and it doesn't find anything so this would confirm what sebus is saying.
     
  2. sushil1576

    sushil1576 MDL Senior Member

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    Yes..i know we can do it the old way..Was just trying to do it with the HP boot image..Will report back after testing..
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    ??????

    What BIOS? What SLIC?

    sebus
     
  4. cwegh

    cwegh MDL Novice

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    Kudo's to danivtec! Restoring the server with the images worked. Finally an X510 with English OS ;-) Had to use a crossover UTP though, I presume router blocked some broadcasts ...
     
  5. danivtec

    danivtec MDL Novice

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    BIOS on the mediasmart. No SLP strings found.
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Of course the is SLP string (how otherwise would HP MSS activate the underlying W2K3?)
    Read post #65 again

    The string is:

    BIOS=F000,E840,6,HPQOEM

    Of course none of the tools in use (like oembios.exe 1.1) knows this, so they will NOT report it
    After all each such tool only checks known locactions

    Use HWDirect to dump memory range 000FE840 with length 6

    sebus
     
  7. zbteck

    zbteck MDL Member

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    Are there any tools to put SLP string in the correct address or must be manually?
     
  8. Tito

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  9. danivtec

    danivtec MDL Novice

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    #289 danivtec, Oct 30, 2010
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    Anyone dare to add slic 2.1 to the BIOS by dumping then reflashing? (A mediasmart server)
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You have it, so dump the BIOS & post here

    sebus
     
  11. the_pg

    the_pg MDL Novice

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    unetbootin

    unetbootin.sourceforge.net

    it is much easier to create bootable flash drive now!

    ;-)
     
  12. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    We'll have a go...but why would you want to?...
     
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  13. danivtec

    danivtec MDL Novice

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    When Vail RTM's and HP bring out a new mediasmart server. I would imagine they will use SLIC 2.1 for OEM activation.

    You could probably use a loader though.
     
  14. espionage

    espionage MDL Novice

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    is there a detailed instruction on how to get this installed and activated on a vmware virtual machine?
     
  15. espionage

    espionage MDL Novice

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    #296 espionage, Nov 16, 2010
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    Thanks for replying Sebus. I read the whole post and have some questions:
    - I'm assuming that the 'SnapEX..." is some sort of a disk image. Do I need to use some sort of tool with a boot disk to restore it? Does vmware converter recognize this format?
    - I'm trying the "mediafire" links from your later post but "part2" and "part15" are missing. are they same as "rapidshare" links in 'post27'? If not, could you please post 'mediafire' links to part2 and part15 again.
    - I also noticed that there are two snapshot files named .sn1 and .sna. What are they? Do I need both of them?
    - Do I still need to setup the bios string in vmware image?

    Edited:

    scratch that. skimmed through last 29 pages and figured it out. thanks guys.
     
  16. nerdyasif

    nerdyasif MDL Novice

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    Sorry to dredge up an old thread but I'm desperate here!

    I have an X510 Data vault unit but it is stuck in French - and I understand the only way to get it in English is to do a System Restore. Of course, my disks are in French too! HP are refusing to sell me new discs..

    Is anyone able to revive the above torrent or send the files to me? I understand the software for the EX490/495 can be used on the data vault and won't make a difference? I've also managed to find a 10-art RAR version of the torrent online but part 1 is missing on all the sites.

    I'd be so grateful if anyone could help me out here - I'm stuck at a dead end.

    Cheers,
    Asif

    P.S. I notice my restore CD is ~4gb and the torrent is 2.2gb - is that a problem?
     
  17. chiledog

    chiledog MDL Novice

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    #298 chiledog, Jan 31, 2012
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    Hey Asif,

    Been there and it sucks. All I wanted to do was change the language of my EX490.
    In the end I hacked an English EX480 image onto it.

    Anyway PM me which rar of the ex490 image you need.
     
  18. nerdyasif

    nerdyasif MDL Novice

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    Hey Chiledog,

    Unfortunately I can't PM you yet, as I don't have enough posts..

    I'm missing part01 of the 10-part RAR set (252mb). You can email me if you want to talk offline: asif [at] asifalibhai.com

    Cheers,
    Asif
     
  19. stress1ner

    stress1ner MDL Novice

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    any still have the snapshot v3 files?