Flashing V10L that does not have WTOS

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    Hi,

    I have a few V10L units without OS on them.

    I did purchase self-service support from wyse and downloaded the following files:
    RCA_boot and RCA_wnos

    From what I understand, I need i2d file to flash V10L using USB imaging tool.

    I’ve called wyse support, and they’ve told me that i2d will not help me since USB imaging tool does not support V10L, and the only way to have WTOS installed is to send the unit to them and they’ll flash it for a fee.

    REALLY? Are they correct? In BIOS, V10L has an option to boot from USB. So I would logically assume that it can be flashed using USB.

    What are my options here? What if I get another V10l unit with WTOS on it, would I be able to pull image file and flash other units with USB imaging tool?

    Please help.

    Thank You

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    ConfGenConfGen
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    This is complete nonsense. Pulling will not work but pushing works fine.
    They should give you the so called “Merlin” image for V10L (typical named V12 in imaging cases). Then use the latest USB imager to push the image on the USB stick.
    After that you have to boot the V10L with the USB stick attached. Repeat pressing “p” directly after switching the V10L on. In the upcoming boot menu you have to select “Hard Disk” and then the USB stick.

    CG

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    Thanks CG.

    So just to confirm. Even if I get another V10L with WTOS on it I will not be able to create an image that can be used on other V10L.
    Is that correct?

    I was about to buy 1 V10L with WTOS today for that purpose.

    #22618
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    By the way, can v10l be flashed with v50l linux firmware?
    I did try that with USB tool but “security key failure” message appears. Is there a way around it?

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    I have the same problem, did WYSE provide the Merlin image? I opened a support ticket, but your comments made me un-optimistic that they would help.

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    No, you cannot flash to V10 to V50 because there is not enough flash memory in a V10.
    The other way round would work with an official migration kit from Wyse. This will overcome the security key issue.

    CG

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    If you have a working V10L with WTOS installed, can you use a linux live CD to make an image of the 128 MB flash drive using DD and then restore to the other device? I’m assuming this won’t work, guessing they have some sort of protection in place to prevent it from working.

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    Wyse support should hand out the Merlin images without an issue.
    “dd” could work. Never tried.

    CG

    #22671
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    Wyse support gave me the same story: must send it in to the factory for “repair”. I asked about a conversion kit and he did not know if any exists.

    I’m following up with our regional product specialist to see if he can make an exception and provide the reference image or has another solution, but in the meantime, I’ll try imaging the device with linux and let you know if it works … once I get my hands on a working V10L.

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    Just wanted to follow up and say that I was able to clone the OS from a working V10L using the following method:

    -Boot from gparted live CD, enter command shell (not gui)
    – mkdir /mnt/tmp
    – mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/tmp (mount usb for storing image)
    – dd if=/dev/hda of=/mnt/tmp/wyse.img

    Then just complete the same steps on another v10l without the OS, reversing the dd command. Works great!

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    @squirrel wrote:

    Just wanted to follow up and say that I was able to clone the OS from a working V10L using the following method:

    -Boot from gparted live CD, enter command shell (not gui)
    – mkdir /mnt/tmp
    – mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/tmp (mount usb for storing image)
    – dd if=/dev/hda of=/mnt/tmp/wyse.img

    Then just complete the same steps on another v10l without the OS, reversing the dd command. Works great!

    We made a stupid mistake today and used your advise to recover ThinOS and it works great.

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