|WP34S running here at 34S|
Message #1 Posted by Andrés C. Rodríguez (Argentina) on 24 May 2011, 8:44 a.m.
(The latitude of Buenos Aires city is 34S...)
I flashed my 30B with the special cable, an USB to serial converter (FTDI chip), SAM-BA 2.6 (patched) and my Windows 7 32- bit notebook.
It took a bit of trial and error, and some helpful emails (thank you, Katie and Gene!).
The actual download time was about 3 minutes; reasonable for a 126 KBy file at 9600 bps with some protocol overhead. My USB to serial converter has activity LEDs which flashed all the time during the download. A timeout message appeared on the screen, but was duly ignored. Also, at some point, SAM-BA (or its daughter screens) appeared as "not responding", but that was to be ignored too. It's kind of a "patience and faith" test. :-)
When using SAM-BA 2.6, it is obviously important to aim the download to "Flash". The tabs labeled as "SRAM" and "SRAM2" should not be active.
Now I need to improve my understanding of the SVN repository and such, to download the very last ROM image. And I need to print an overlay right now!!