(2014-10-18 19:48)JD2k3 Wrote: Hey Matt,
I'm trying to update the coreboot version of my Asus ChromeBox on Openelec but it fails with the following message:
Reading current firmware
Failure extracting MAC address from current firmware.
This is most likely caused because I was using some previous version that changed the mac address to a default one.
Is there any way to restore the mac address using Openelec or do I completely need to restore it in order to use this update script?
(2014-10-18 20:04)Netix Wrote: Same issue here.. any idea ?
assuming you have your stock firmware backed up, you can:
1) boot to another OS (on USB) that can run the full EZ setup script, which can extract the MAC address info from a stock firmware backup file.
2) if the above doesn't work, re-flash your stock firmware, then re-run the EZ setup script to flash the coreboot firmware (no reboot needed in between the two flashes)
or, if you don't have a stock firmware backup or don't care about the unique MAC address:
3) re-run the standalone updater script now that I've modified it to just make the MAC address persistence a warning vs an error