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  1. I do recall poking around in the notes and seeing a flash all command.
  2. Read this thread for the last 3 or so pages. I was helped by Fireball3. There was, for me, a lot of confusing information that needed to be boiled down. And I still don't have a clear idea of which steps I really needed. @Fireball3, what was the shorted path through what I just did? Jeff
  3. I just did exactly that, i.e. I flashed the firmware to IT mode and in the process removed the boot BIOS.
  4. The last operation it executed was to dump the card info. I'm good. Again, thanks for your help ... and patience. Jeff
  5. That worked!!! The card is operational in IT mode and unRAID now sees all of the attached drives. Good grief. Thanks for your help1 Jeff
  6. Will try that. I had ran 1.nsh and it seemed to successfully list the card info. Somewhere it wanted to flash with Dell file and I did not do that. Now rebooted to EFI. will try 6.nsh.
  7. I was able to navigate around EFI mode and I think I reflashed the BIOS. But I was not able to flash the SAS address. Apparently when I ran 1.bat it did not pull and save info from the card. Jeff
  8. WoooHOOO, I might need to delay Happy Hour to try this!
  9. fsx: ? Eff Ess ex colon .. ?
  10. When I booted to the EFI interface, there was a list of drives(?). Following this instruction " Select your drive by typing "FSx" with x being the drive letter of your USB drive. e.g. FS0, FS1" got me "unknown command" etc. So I was not able to access the needed files on the stick to accomplish anything. I will note that, using the boot USB instructions/files included with the download gave me a few "overwrite/don't overwrite" options when I unzipped the files to the already-prepared DOS boot stick. Should there have been any overwrites?
  11. Thanks. I tried the DOS method again and got one of the BATs to work. Unfortunately, it was the one that wiped the ROM of the card. Doh! So I am looking forward to getting back at this task! Jeff
  12. I used the info/files in your "latest" update. UEFI USB got me a UI I didn't recognize, so I changed the boot to non-UEFI. That got me a failed procedure, so I was going to try the UEFI method. I was able to boot to the EFI interface ... now I need to read what I need to do when there. madberg's post(s) lead me to maglin's. Deeper down the rabbit hole I go ...
  13. OK, alrighty, to recap (and make sure I understand, I download the latest toolset from this entry " Update on 17.04.2017, v4 <--- this is the latest, use this one! "? That creates the boot USB ...? I already have the P20 download from Broadcom/Avago, so I am ready to read and follow the READMEFIRST at this point? Jeff
  14. Maybe I have read too much. Between madberg's thread and the downloaded SAS2Flash Utility Guide, my head hurts ... and I still have no clear path to flashing my 9211-8i to IT mode. Which is the best/simplest ... boot to Linux Live and run the utility, boot to DOS 6.22 (if I remember how) and run the utility or boot to something else and run the utility? Failing all else, I have a Win 7 x64 box nearby with an open PCIe 3.0 x16 slot ... Sorry for being dense. I rarely have this much difficulty grokking new stuff. Jeff
  15. Coupla questions. If the answer is "read more of this thread" I will do it! Otherwise ... The files on the first page or so of this thread for my LSI SAS9211-8i are from 2011. Any reason I shouldn't use the current files (from 2016 I think)? The read me notes mention Linux capatablilty, yet the O/S' talked about are Windoze and MacOS. Is there an EASY way to flash the BIOS from my unRAID installation or, perhaps better yet, can't I boot into Linux live with a USB stick and flash? I didn't see any description to do that, though I might have 'dozed off with all of the Windoze talk. Jeff

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