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    Hi guys,
    I’m trying to reset a 3200LE to factory defaults in order to get to the settings in CE.
    -I connect the 3200 to an XP/sp2 laptop with a crossover cable.
    – I add a second IP as 10.0.0.1/255.255.255.0 on the laptop.
    -I start Netxfer and create that image by converting the bin file with mkutc.exe
    -All clear, “convertion complete”, the laptop is waiting
    -I start the 3200 with the P key and get the Netxfer log, saying that is looking for the server.
    -And that’s it πŸ™‚ It still looks for the server now after 2 years :))
    What am I doing wrong ?
    Any idea can help so if you have one…share it.
    Thanks a lot guys.

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    Hi,

    I never use the mkutc.bat thing – I just rename the file from wyse.com to bootp.bin and start netXfer.

    Make sure the firewall is off and you have MSJava loaded,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    Thanks again TT,
    Right, I didn’t check the firewall if it’s off.
    Now, just to be clear on this: the Netxfer instructions do not say to start Netxfer and I assumed that the utility starts it. So I will try like this: since the bootp.bin image is already created I will only start Netxferafter verifying the firewall to be off.
    I’ll post the result.
    Thanks again.

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    OK, it was the firewall πŸ™‚
    Now I finally upgraded to the right version (tec/rdp/usb for 8mb flash units) and it boots, but again in that anoying window with the “default rdp connection” and tries to connect to something.
    Any ideas ? I just want to boot in CE and access the upgrade settings. My final goal is to make this machine boot in DSL. If you did this before on these units, share your experience. Can I use Netxfer to change the boot instructions for DSL un usb stick ?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Hi,

    the factory defaults are always the same; showing the connection manager with either one RDP session, one ICA session or both. As you have only 8MB of flash and selected the RDP firmware you are getting one RDP default session of course.
    To fully understand you: You want to use NetXfer to flash a 3200 with CE code. This unit should come up after flashing with only one DSL connection instead of an RDP one?

    ConfGen

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    Thanks for your reply.
    By DSL I mean Damn Small Linux. My final goal is to get to the CE upgrade settings so I can instruct the 3200 to get the upgrade from a certain FTP server. I found the instructions on how to upgrade a 3200LE to boot in Linux (DSL). Basically, the first step is to change the boot instructions and have the 3200 boot on USB. Second, you install DSL on the USB and there you go.
    So, what I want to achieve here is to get to the CE upgrade settings.
    Does this machine have CE on it or it tries to load it remotely by connecting to RDP ?
    I mean, can I just boot in CE without conecting to some server ?

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    If you are doing nothing and just start the unit (even without network connection) you will see CE booted up. So yes, CE is installed locally on the unit.
    Never tried to boot to a DSL on USB with 3200.

    ConfGen

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    I am not familiar with thinclients so I was expecting to see a Windows screen after boot. What I see is the CE logo for a few seconds and then that window with the RDP connection, etc. Nothing else.
    Can Netxfer load into the unit something else than the images from Wyse ? I mean I have the boot change files from a site where they explain how they modified a 3200 to boot on usb Linux, and I want to load those files. Can I do this with Netxfer ? I mean I see that I cannot get to a settings window in CE to do it how they explain there (through FTP), so I wonder if Netxfer will do this.
    Thanks.

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    Press F2 to open the “Control Panel”. There you’ll find the FTP Upgrade option.

    ConfGen

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    It says on the RDP connection window to press F2 to open setting window but it’s not working.
    I guess it’s because it’s a PS2 keyboard with a USB adapter and not a genuine USB keyboard. I’ll buy a USB keyboard tomorrow.
    But it worked for the P key upgrade !

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    It worked. I bought a genuine usb keyboard and it worked perfect.
    Now I gotta jump on another forum to have it boot Linux πŸ™‚
    Thank you very much for your help guys.

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