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November 16, 2006, at 12:52 PM by fcarolo -- Cleanup and extra warning about the utility
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[++Do not under *any* circumstances use the Linksys "EraseAll" utility to reflash your NSLU2.\\

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[++Do not under *any* circumstances use the Linksys "EraseAll" utility to reflash your NSLU2.\\

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EraseAll is a utility provided by Linksys support for Windows, that provides the ability to 'manually upgrade' a NSLU2 to newer firmware.

This utility is ideal for usage when recovering from a bad flash.

You can find out more about it from Linksys

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EraseAll is a utility provided by Linksys support for Windows, that provides the ability to 'manually upgrade' a NSLU2 to newer firmware. It actually erases and tries to rewrite all the contents from the NSLU2 flash, including RedBoot, the bootloader. If there is a problem during the rewrite of the bootloader, the NSLU2 will no longer be able to boot by itself and you will need JTAG access to the board in order to flash a new loader. Since you can safely upload firmware to the NSLU2 using either Upslug2 or the Sercomm Utility, there is no reason at all to use the dangerous EraseAll utility.

October 30, 2005, at 06:13 AM by tman --
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WARNING

Do not under *any* circumstances use the Linksys "EraseAll" utility to reflash your NSLU2.

In the worst case scenario, it may erase the bootloader and cause an unbootable slug. The only method of repair for the mentioned case would be JTAG, which requires extra hardware and knowledge that most users do not have.

Hence, it is *not* worth the risk using this software until Linksys address this issue, so you should use the Sercomm utility, documented here.

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WARNING

Do not under *any* circumstances use the Linksys "EraseAll" utility to reflash your NSLU2.

In the worst case scenario, it may erase the bootloader and cause an unbootable slug. The only method of repair for the mentioned case would be JTAG, which requires extra hardware and knowledge that most users do not have.

Hence, it is *not* worth the risk using this software until Linksys address this issue, so you should use the Sercomm utility.

October 30, 2005, at 05:40 AM by philipjohnson -- Added colour.
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NOTICE:

Do not under *any* circumstances use the Linksys "EraseAll" utility to reflash your NSLU2. In the worst case scenario, it can cause your NSLU2 to be unbootable. The only method of repair in this case would be JTAG which requires extra hardware.

Hence, it is *not* worth the risk using this software until Linksys address this issue, so you should use the Sercomm utility, documented here.

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(:table border=0 width=100% align=center bgcolor=red cellspacing=0:) (:cellnr:)

WARNING

Do not under *any* circumstances use the Linksys "EraseAll" utility to reflash your NSLU2.

In the worst case scenario, it may erase the bootloader and cause an unbootable slug. The only method of repair for the mentioned case would be JTAG, which requires extra hardware and knowledge that most users do not have.

Hence, it is *not* worth the risk using this software until Linksys address this issue, so you should use the Sercomm utility, documented here.

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October 28, 2005, at 06:02 PM by tman --
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There is currently a *very* nasty issue in EraseAll, which in a worst case scenario, it can brick your slug to the extent that it is not recoverable without hardware modifications.

Hence, it is *not* worth the risk using this software until Linksys address this issue, so you should use the Sercomm utility, documented here.

EraseAll is a utility provided by Linksys support for Windows Operating systems, that provides the ability to 'manually upgrade' a NSLU2 to newer firmware.

This utility is ideal for usage when recovering from a bad flash.

You can find out more about it from Linksys at: http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/prnt_adp.php?p_faqid=2901&p_created=1124756239&p_sid=kcbxzKSh

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Do not under *any* circumstances use the Linksys "EraseAll" utility to reflash your NSLU2. In the worst case scenario, it can cause your NSLU2 to be unbootable. The only method of repair in this case would be JTAG which requires extra hardware.

Hence, it is *not* worth the risk using this software until Linksys address this issue, so you should use the Sercomm utility, documented here.

EraseAll is a utility provided by Linksys support for Windows, that provides the ability to 'manually upgrade' a NSLU2 to newer firmware.

This utility is ideal for usage when recovering from a bad flash.

You can find out more about it from Linksys

October 27, 2005, at 05:17 PM by demon -- Add WARNING about Linksys eraseall
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NOTICE:

There is currently a *very* nasty issue in EraseAll, which in a worst case scenario, it can brick your slug to the extent that it is not recoverable without hardware modifications.

Hence, it is *not* worth the risk using this software until Linksys address this issue, so you should use the Sercomm utility, documented here.

October 23, 2005, at 03:26 AM by demon -- make url work
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You can find out more about it from Linksys at: http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/prnt_adp.php?p_faqid=2901&p_created=1124756239&p_sid=kcbxzKSh

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You can find out more about it from Linksys at: http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/prnt_adp.php?p_faqid=2901&p_created=1124756239&p_sid=kcbxzKSh

October 23, 2005, at 03:25 AM by demon -- Changed Linksys URL
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You can find out more about it from Linksys, here.

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You can find out more about it from Linksys at: http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/prnt_adp.php?p_faqid=2901&p_created=1124756239&p_sid=kcbxzKSh

October 23, 2005, at 03:24 AM by demon -- Initial edit - needs proofing
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EraseAll is a utility provided by Linksys support for Windows Operating systems, that provides the ability to 'manually upgrade' a NSLU2 to newer firmware.

This utility is ideal for usage when recovering from a bad flash.

You can find out more about it from Linksys, here.

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Based on work by tman, philipjohnson, and demon.
Originally by demon.
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