10 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2016 12:02 PM by markfreeman

    How to validate checksum

    brian.l New Member

      How am I suppose to validate the checksum once the file in on the file system of the TA900 series?

       

      I downloaded it through the web interface, let it transfer for about 10 minutes.

      Set the primary as that firmware I just uploaded to the device.

      When I go back into the CLI i get this

       

       

      TA916#show file TA900A-A4-11-00-E.biz checksum

      %File must be less than 500000 bytes.

       

       

      I have checked all the firmwares that we use and all of them are larger than that.

      Is there a way around this so I can check if the file got corrupt while transferring?

        • Re: How to validate checksum
          markfreeman Employee

          Brian,

          You could telnet into the unit and manually assign the application firmware:

           

          1. boot system flash TA900A-A4-11-00-E.biz verify

           

          The Verify subset of the command will verify if the file is good or not.

           

          Hope that helps.

           

          A4-11 code is really old. Is that what you uploaded?

           

          -Mark

            • Re: How to validate checksum
              brian.l New Member

              Alright, so this is what is shown:

               

              TA908e#boot system flash TA900EA-A4-11-00-E.biz verify

              Verifying images. Please wait...

              Primary image: TA900EA-A4-11-00-E.biz

              Backup image:  TA900EA-A4-08-00-E.biz

              TA908e#

               

              So I guess if it doesn't come back as failed, that it is verified?

               

              Yes these are 1st gen units that we are using.

              • Re: How to validate checksum
                brian.l New Member

                So what does this do? I also dont have the option for verify here either.

                 

                Showing DIR:

                bootstrap#dir

                      0 d

                11326294 TA900A-A4-11-00-E.biz

                11329365 bytes used, 3973770 available, 15303135 total

                bootstrap#

                 

                Trying to verify the file:

                bootstrap#boot system flash TA900A-A4-11-00-E.biz

                <cr>

                no-backup                - Use no backup image

                WORD                     - Backup image filename

                 

                bootstrap#boot system flash TA900A-A4-11-00-E.biz verify

                bootstrap#boot system flash TA900A-A4-11-00-E.biz verify

                'verify' does not exist.

                Backup image error.  Backup boot configuration not updated!!!

                bootstrap#

                 

                Show version:

                bootstrap#show version

                Boot ROM version 11.03.00

                  Checksum: 09D3, built on: Thu Feb 09 17:41:14 2006

                Copyright (c) 1999-2006, ADTRAN, Inc.

                Platform: Total Access 916, Part number 4210916L1

                Serial number xxxxxxxxxxxx

                bootstrap#

                  • Re: How to validate checksum
                    markfreeman Employee

                    Specify no-backup then the word verify. Try that.

                     

                    -Mark

                      • Re: How to validate checksum
                        brian.l New Member

                        This is the output that I get:

                         

                        bootstrap#boot system flash TA900A-A4-11-00-E.biz no-backup ?

                        <cr>

                         

                        bootstrap#boot system flash TA900A-A4-11-00-E.biz no-backup verify

                        % Unrecognized command

                        bootstrap#

                         

                        I missing something here.

                          • Re: How to validate checksum
                            markfreeman Employee

                            Brian,

                            So here is the run down after asking about this.

                             

                            The problem is that you are running a first gen TA900 running old bootcode.  Newer bootcode allows the option for you to verify a file, but it’s not user upgradeable. If you can’t get the firmware to load then you would need to call in and open a ticket on the issue and have support help you upgrade the bootcode.  If the unit is out of warranty then you would need to provide PSVs in order to get through support.

                             

                            Sorry for any inconvenience.

                             

                            -Mark

                              • Re: How to validate checksum
                                brian.l New Member

                                Thank you so much for your help though.

                                Even though I couldn't do the verify, I was getting stuck on it not booting after doing RELOAD.

                                I wasn't setting the file as the startup config like I was thinking I was doing.

                                 

                                Clarification: the verify command at the end does it verify and set it to the startup config?

                                 

                                This whole thing started as I put one on the device and it just took me to bootstrap.

                                Not sure on what I did to get to that point as I did the same thing with 4 other identical devices.

                                I wanted to track down if the data was getting messed up going over our network, or my local desktop.

                                 

                                I didn't have an issue after doing all this.

                                I have also not been able to replicate the issue that started me on this path.

                                 

                                I got that one fix, so again, thanks for the quick response and giving me something that will help me if this happens again.

                                  • Re: How to validate checksum
                                    markfreeman Employee

                                    Your welcome Brian! Glad to help and thanks for coming back and updating the post!

                                     

                                    You are correct, if you leave off the verify, it does set the firmware, then you just type boot to boot the unit up.

                                     

                                    Have a great day and thanks for choosing ADTRAN!

                                     

                                    -Mark