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Jonathan Statt
2004-04-18, 20:35
Hi Robert,

I have had similar problems. I got to v.20 okay but then struggled to get to
v.21. Sean has said that it seems to be a Win XP issue. In the end I tried
running 3 different Win XP machines before I got one that worked!

On the first machine, I would get the update bar, but it would only progress
half way along then say it failed. On the second, the progress bar would
fill up completely but still say failed. On the third, it worked after a
second attempt. I tried start/stop service, reboot with the first two
machines many times, with no difference in behaviour.

If you have another machine to try, I would try that. Otherwise you may have
to wait for a cure to the update bug before trying again.


Jonathan Statt

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Robert Wallace
Sent: 18 April 2004 23:15
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Subject: [slim] Problem loading V2x firmware


I'm using my SqueezeBox wirelessly and I have the 5.1.3 server (Windows)
installed and my
SB "upgraded" to firmware V.10 without problems.

I decided to move up to the V.21 firmware and, from instructions in the
5.1.3 release notes,
uncommented the bottom two lines in the Firmware/squeezebox.version file.
When I restarted
SlimServer, my SB gave me the "Press and Hold Brightness..." message and I
did (though I always
seem to have to put my SB IP address into SlimServer.) Anyway, the SB and
server both announced
a sucessful update and the SB restarted and went through it's reattachment
to the server and went
back to the "Press and Hold Brightness..." message. I've been through the
several times and still
keep getting the "success" message, but no real update.

I recommented the squeezebox.version lines and my SB restarted normally (in
V.10) when the server

So, is there some trick to getting the 20 or 21 firmware update to really


Robert Wallace