cannot find the bootloader file after selecting reboot

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W0ZK
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cannot find the bootloader file after selecting reboot

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I finally was able to get in to openspot after reading the manual again and finding basic password. The problem now is that I have tried many times to upgrade the firmware. The lights all go green after reboot, but I never am able to find the flash drive file. I bring up MyPC which list's all active drives. What am I missing?

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Re: cannot find the bootloader file after selecting reboot

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Make sure you a using a proper USB cable (e.g. the one that came with the unit) and not a power only one (like a phone charger).

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Re: cannot find the bootloader file after selecting reboot

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Is there any specific way to identify that cable?
Marv

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Re: cannot find the bootloader file after selecting reboot

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W0ZK wrote:Is there any specific way to identify that cable?
Marv
You should find that a cable which communicates with a smart phone will work fine. I use a Belkin cable.


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Re: cannot find the bootloader file after selecting reboot

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The cable that came with the OS is the correct one.

But, BUT, it must be plugged into your computer USB to see the Bootloader in the drive list as this will be a LOCAL drive. That is the only time it needs to be plugged in there. The rest of the time, you can use the included power supply to operate and plug in your network cable (from your router) to the backside.

When doing this, I leave my network cable attached to the OS and just move the USB from the wall wart to the computer to update. Then move the USB back to the wall wart for operation.

That's it. Works every time.
George Cotton, WB5JJJ
Russellville, Arkansas USA

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