Looking for BIOS flash for WatchGuard Firebox x750e / x550e



  • Hi, I have some trouble with 49LF008A flash chipset and I need dump for this to program externally.
    Thank you


  • Netgate Administrator

    You should be able to use the normal rom files. There is no ME etc that requires a different file for the complete rom.

    Steve



  • Thank you for the help...but the flash what I read initial has 1024kb, all rom's have 512K.
    When I try to program your rom in 49LF008A I have an error0_1530164617042_C4.JPG
    What I make wrong?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Some of the later Xe boxes did have a 1M ROM chip but I don't believe the actual ROM image was any different. I never saw one myself but there were others who did. You might be bale to find one linked here somewhere, unfortunately the main thread where you might have looked was accidentally deleted some while back. 😞

    You could write the 512K image to it anyway. Or somehow increase the image size to 1M so it's happy.

    You could get a 512K ROM chip and use that.

    Steve


  • Netgate Administrator



  • you are a genius! ... now boot ok
    I discovered the problem, it was from PLCC32 to DIP32 adapter, two pins were short-circuited ... Chinese thing
    Now I have a new problem...loops to "found non-ATA66 cable"
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): READ_DMA. ACB: c8 00 bf 7e f0 40 00 00 00 00 01 00
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): Retrying command
    ata0: DMA limited to UDMA33, controller found non-ATA66 cable
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): READ_DMA. ACB: c8 00 be 7e f0 40 00 00 00 00 01 00
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): Retrying command
    ata0: DMA limited to UDMA33, controller found non-ATA66 cable
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): READ_DMA. ACB: c8 00 be 7e f0 40 00 00 00 00 01 00
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): Retrying command
    ata0: DMA limited to UDMA33, controller found non-ATA66 cable
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): READ_DMA. ACB: c8 00 be 7e f0 40 00 00 00 00 01 00
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM status: Command timeout
    (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): Retrying command


  • Netgate Administrator

    The CF card slot does not support DMA so if you are using a CF card that is UDMA capable (almost all of them) you need to disable it:
    https://www.netgate.com/docs/pfsense/hardware/boot-troubleshooting.html#pfsense-2-2-and-later

    Steve