Upgrading to 2.2.1.01_3040_16GB_merlin

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  • #51631
    Sic_Alpha
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    Hello, I’m new to thin clients and just purchased a Wyse 3040 off of eBay to learn about them.  I’m setting up Proxmox and creating Ubuntu VDIs; I wanted ThinLinux for its ability to do VNC to VDIs.  I’m currently working on an IT degree…

    My bios version is current @ 1.2.5 but I can’t tell if the OS is current; I don’t believe that it is based on what System Information shows:

    OS Version: 4.13.0-1013-oem
    Build: 2.019.31428

    So I’m assuming that means I’m on ThinLinux 2.0.

    I read that I need to use WMS to do the upgrade, but when I try to install the latest version of WMS, it says it isn’t supported with my version of windows, Win 10 Pro.  Is there a way to get the upgrade installed without using WMS?  Booting to BIOS and loading upgrade from a USB Drive for example?

    Thank you!

    #51635
    Sic_Alpha
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    I found a USB Imaging Tool here
    http://downloads.dell.com/wyse/USBFT/3.3.0/

    This appears to be exactly what I want.  But not matter what USB Drive I plug in, I have three of them and I tried formatting them in FAT32 and NTFS, it just says “Failed to read USB Drive Information” and all of the options are grayed out.  Frustrating.

    #51638
    ConfGen
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    You can download an older version of this tool from my Downloads section and try again.
    I have used several different USB brands and models without any issues.

    CG

    #51642
    Sic_Alpha
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    Thanks!  I tried using version 2.1.4 and it allowed me to create a Push Image USB.

    But when I try to boot to the USB, pressing F12 for the boot menu, it does not list the USB as a boot option within that menu.

    Page 23, Figure 11. Boot menu  from the User’s Guide

    http://downloads.dell.com/wyse/USBFT/2.1.4/Dell_Wyse_USB_Imaging_Tool_v2.1.4_User’s_Guide_V3.pdf

    The BIOS has an option to create a new boot entry, I tried that using the EFI created by the image creator, but it doesn’t actually boot to the USB.

    Do you have any suggestion for getting it to boot to the USB?

    Thanks

    #51644
    Sic_Alpha
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    Belay that…  Allow USB Booting was turned off within System Configuration in the BIOS.

    Thanks for your help! 🙂

    #51673
    Sic_Alpha
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    Assuming that my other posts went to you for approval since they had images/links in it…  It says they successfully posted, but they’re not here.

    I tried flashing back to 2.0.19.31428_3040_16GB_HF_merlin

    It again says success, but my GRUB is still hosed and it only boots to a minimal Grub Menu.  Unsure as to why their flashing tool/technique would nuke GRUB 🙁

    Something that should be so easy is incredibly convoluted and, seems to be, broken…

    Really don’t want to just chalk this up to a failed learning experience.  But I’m close to just chucking it into the trash.  Mainly out of frustration with it.  Well I’ll try to install Lubuntu or something onto it before just chucking it.

    Anyone know how to get GRUB working again after flashing from USB?

    Thank you

    #51680
    ConfGen
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    Only way is to repeat flashing.

    CG

    #51681
    Sic_Alpha
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    I had Lubuntu 19.10 installed and running nicely on it in under 5 minutes.  I think I’m leaving it at that and just installing a VNC client on Lubuntu.  ThinLinux was way too much headache trying to update it and recover once the update nuked itself.

    Thanks

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