My Cerberus went back to GHI, but they tested it to be in order. The situation is as follows:
STDFU tester finds my Cerberus
MF Deploy finds it, and a ping returns TinyBooter (in Normal Mode) In boorloadee moder MF Deploy doesnt find it
PC sees it both in bootloader mode and normal mode. (MainLed and PowerLed are ON)
Erase with MF Deploy seems OK… No errors
Deploying the ER_Config and ER_Fash files give an ERROR in MF Deploy (files of date 24 May 2012)
Error: D:\FezDev\FEZ Cerberus\Firmware\tinyclr.hex\ER_FLASH.sig
When i run a small program in from the VS2010 C# or VB platform, the program starts to deploy
(only the LED7R connected to Socket 2, Power\usb client to Socket 8)+
public partial class Program
led7r.Animate(200, true, true, true);
after i hit RUN :
“Preparing to deploy assembies to the device” (this takes forever…) then sometimes an error of not finding a device is given…
Is there anything i can try ? I cant find any current firmware download links that work. the ones i Did find return a 404.
If you’ve been unsuccessful in flashing then you should not expect that you can deploy any programs. So, let’s focus on that. First, download a fresh copy of the GHI 4.2 SDK to be sure you don’t have any bad files. If that doesn’t fix it, try flashing again using
a different USB cable
a different USB port
a powered USB HUB (a different one if you’re already using one).
Also, when deploying the flash files make sure you’re grabbing the files from
C:\Program Files (x86)\GHI Electronics\GHI OSHW NETMF v4.2 SDK\FEZ Cerberus\Firmware\tinyclr.hex
I think when I tried this the first time it was pointing to a 4.1 Hydra directory by default.
@ ianlee74 -
I tried your suggestions.
The STDFU actions seem to work fine… i loaded the most recent DFU file with Success.
When i reconnect the Cerberus (without the boot jumper), it is recognised by MFDEPLOY, but what seems strange is that both the Red (power) and Green LED are on continiously. Only whil pressing reset, does the green led go off (untill i releas it again)
(in BootMode the green Led was NOT on…
any more ideas ? the same configuration works FINE for my CerduinoBee and Spider…
I sent the board back to GHI already, but they only tested it by doing a reflash (and thad DOES work)… cost me 2 x shipping already, Do i give it up for a bad luck or are there more things i can try
Yes there is.
Under the help menu there is usually an about section that will give you the version of MFDeploy. However, the correct version of MFDeploy that should be used is located in this directory: [b]C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft .NET Micro Framework[/b] in either v4.1 or v4.2. In either of these directories is the directory Tools and you will find the file MFDeploy.exe. I cannot find the post but some other user had a similar issue and they were using something like 1.0 or 2.0.
@ Aron - I found a newer version of MFDEPLOY (188.8.131.52) This one has Target Menu, but only these items:
Application Deployment - Create App Deployment and Sign Dep;oyment File
Manage Device Keys+
Configuration (Network and USB)