I have killed my PanelDue



  • Command line version is bossac, not bossa. If bossac is not in your path or c:\users\mike francies folder, go to that folder where you have installed it.



  • I changed the bossa to bossac and got the same response. I don't understand what you mean about going to the folder where I installed it. If you are talking about the bossac program, it was installed with the drivers so I have no idea where it is.

    I am finding that the instructions are assuming far more computer literacy than I am able to muster and trying to find my way around Git Hub is nigh on impossible!!



  • Open resource manager / file explorer in your computer, select your c:\ (or some other if you suspect it was installed somewhere else) drive and search for bossac.exe. When windows have found it, use that path (it says for me c:\utils\bossa\bossac.exe). So in command prompt instead of saying bossac.exe, say c:\utils\bossa\bossac.exe (except use your own path). But I suspect you do not have bossa installed at all. The drivers and bossac program are different packages.

    Bossa web page is here: http://www.shumatech.com/web/products/bossa
    And bossa can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/shumatech/BOSSA/releases

    Use bossac-1.7.0-mingw32.tar.gz for windows. It means that you'll need to install 7-zip or some other software which can unzip gunzip & tar files. I can share tomorrow bossac.exe for you directly, if needed.



  • Right, a search of my computer results in nothing found so I must assume that Bossac.exe is not loaded when the drivers are, contrary to the instructions. So I followed your link to the github.com BOSSA releases and was totally bemused - none of the available links seemed to be applicable to win10. I saw linux and apple mentioned but not win.

    Github is horrible to use if one is not computer savvy. I didn't know what to 'pull' or 'push', do I download source code or .tar.gz files, whatever they are?

    I am beginning to wish I hadn't followed the recommendation to update all the firmware.



  • @Mike_F:

    So I followed your link to the github.com BOSSA releases and was totally bemused - none of the available links seemed to be applicable to win10. I saw linux and apple mentioned but not win.

    He mentioned which one to download:

    @Nuffe:

    Use bossac-1.7.0-mingw32.tar.gz for windows. It means that you'll need to install 7-zip or some other software which can unzip gunzip & tar files. I can share tomorrow bossac.exe for you directly, if needed.



  • Apologies - guilty of not reading and fully understanding! Although, on the github site, it does not say implicitly it is for windows. I need the 123 and abc !

    Thanks, I'll report back tomorrow.



  • I have downloaded and unzipped bossac.exe but I am obviously still doing something wrong. I have typed in: C:\Users\Mike Francies\Mike's Work\3d Printing\bossac-1.7.0\bossac.exe -e -w -v -b C:\Users\Mike Francies\Downloads\Paneldue-5.0.bin and all I get out is that 'C:\Users\Mike' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    C:\Users\Mike Francies\Mike's Work\3d Printing\bossac-1.7.0\bossac.exe is where bossac.exe resides.
    C:\Users\Mike Francies\Downloads\Paneldue-5.0.bin is where the firmware file is.

    Updating the DuetWiFi was a doddle but the PanelDue is proving awkward and frustrating.



  • You need quotes around that path, because it has a space in it. Try this:

    C:\Users\Mike Francies\Mike's Work\3d Printing\bossac-1.7.0\bossac.exe -e -w -v -b "C:\Users\Mike Francies\Downloads\Paneldue-5.0.bin"

    Alternatively you could just put bossac and the .bin file in the same directory.


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    He needs quotes around the command path too:

    "C:\Users\Mike Francies\Mike's Work\3d Printing\bossac-1.7.0\bossac.exe" -e -w -v -b "C:\Users\Mike Francies\Downloads\Paneldue-5.0.bin"



  • I found it easier to just drop the firmware in the directory where bossac is, navigate to that directory in the cmd line and then type the code to run.



  • That did it - brilliant, all up and running again. Thanks everyone for your patience. Things mechanical, not a problem but the intricacies of programming syntax is best left to those who understand these things.

    I will make a note for future reference.

    Thanks again,

    Mike


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