updating-the-gr8net

The GR8NET is a beautiful piece of equipment. It's not always user-friendly though and the manual can be overwhelming. Here are the steps I took for the lastest update to v0.12

First of all, I am not responsible for your device! ALWAYS consult the MANUAL and draw your OWN conclusions!

That said, this is what worked on MY device when I updated from v0.11 to v0.12

  • Boot in mapper 0 ( holding cursor down while booting )

  • Check your current version with CALL NETVER.
    STOP HERE IF YOUR CURRENT VERSION IS LOWER THAN 0.8 !! See manual.



MAKE SURE YOU USE THE CORRECT FILE NAMES AND POSITIONS! A wrong combo will brick your GR8NET.

  • First flash FPGA at position 0

    CALL NETBROWSE
    Select Internet and search for: software/firmware/gr8net/gr8net-fpga-reg.bin
    (press space)

    CALL FLUPDATE(0)
    (don't reset the computer!) 


  • Optionally flash the MP3 firmware at position 4

    CALL NETBROWSE
    Select Internet and search for: software/firmware/gr8net/gr8net-fpga-mp3.bin
    (press space)

    CALL FLUPDATE(4)
    (don't reset the computer!)


  • Finally flash chip firmware :

    CALL NETBROWSE
    search for: software/firmware/gr8net/update.bin
    (press space)

    CALL NETFWUPDATE(3)
    (wait till it's done, it will take some time)


  • Turn the MSX off and on again.


I recorded the process in case you're interested. It's a bit shoddy, but good enough to follow along.



UPDATE -- After updating last time, I noticed my internet wasn't working. Turns out the DHCP that automatically obtains an IP address was disabled. Turn it back on using:

CALL NETDHCP
to enable DHCP and then

CALL NETSAVE
to make it permanent each time you boot.