August 6, 2009 at 23:05 #2525
ugh. I don’t have a windows machine handy. I wonder if it will work via Parallels + Windows? I guess I’ll have to try.
I had the same problem Barry did and had tried both 1.62 and 1.60 and failed as well.
I’d love for Genoqs to identify the problem as I hate for this to happen to others or again in the future. I was upgrading from the last beta (v16108) and had loaded v16106 before that without any trouble.August 10, 2009 at 01:45 #2526
Finally had a chance to try via Windows XP via Parallels. It worked on the first try. Happy to have my Octopus back!
If anyone needs help getting it to work, feel free to drop me a note. Per usual, there was a few unclear pieces of information in the documentation.August 10, 2009 at 22:44 #2532
Has anybody been able to update OS via usb, using a mac?August 13, 2009 at 17:21 #2535
Not sure if I count, but yes.. it worked fine on my end. MBP 2,33 GHz, OSX 10.5.7
(I have not updated to 10.5.8 just yet)
GabrielAugust 15, 2009 at 11:06 #2536
Good! And you did EXACTLY as the (very nice) instruction says? Same terminal software etc?
I am just sooo not keen on trying it on windows, unless somebody could totally walk me through.August 15, 2009 at 17:45 #2538
Barry J. AndersonParticipant
I followed the instructions exactly but was not able to get it to work on my mac. I have a previous generation Macbook Pro 2.6 with 4gigs of RAM running OSX 10.5.7. I used the same terminal software mentioned in the instructions.
Doing the update on windows is not really different, you just have to get the right driver.August 15, 2009 at 21:26 #2539
Yes but the question is was Gabriel’s dead like ours when he tried? At least per his email to me, it wasn’t so I am not sure that is a valid result in this particular case.
I tried in Mac OSX 10.5.7 & .8 without success tried at least a half dozen times and got the same failure others reported. Booted up into Windows via Parallels on the exact same machine and it worked on the first try.
The process was pretty much exactly the same on the windows as on OSX. Both require a driver to be installed. Windows happens to have the terminal pre-installed where on Windows you go download zTerm.August 18, 2009 at 09:33 #2540
Ah, I managed the usb update from a pc. There were a few guesses I had to do, but at least I now have a procedure that I think I can repeat if things should go bad some other time.
Good to have the Octo back to life!September 7, 2009 at 17:17 #2548
I’ve been watching this particular topic with interest over the past few weeks, because I have been unable to load 1.62 into my Octopus. Has anyone here been able to load it the old fashioned way with sysex via midi? Is it still a good idea to stick to the beta version for now?September 11, 2009 at 13:24 #2596
I just made the mistake of trying to update from 1.60.32 to 1.62 without reading the forum. OOOPS Dead Machine . Did anyone resolve this by sysex alone,as I am not keen to delve into Hex programing.September 12, 2009 at 21:44 #2606
I am afraid that you must go through the usb update procedure. Don´t worry though. Get the usb pdf help file and take your time. Windows or mac?September 13, 2009 at 15:03 #2609
Hi LTD, I’m on Windows XP,but have many services turned off,as its a non=net music PC,do some need to be on ?
also I seem to remember the PDF presumes the machine is responsive no?
and I am scared by the warnings of ‘inoperable machine’ …..even though I have one !
also I am using a free floating power system,ie no earth.So I have seen this behavior before,but this time it seems to be a code problen not a power problem.
unfortunatley I use internet cafe’s and will be off line for a few days so will probably wait for more input
thanxSeptember 13, 2009 at 17:57 #2616
Barry J. AndersonParticipant
In my case, after the initial attempt at upgrading to 1.62 via sysex, my machine was totally nonreponsive. On powerup, there were no lights at all. It appeared to be totally dead. However, by following the instructional pdf for the usb update, I was able to see a response from the Octopus in the terminal software. So, your Octopus may look nonresponsive, but you should be able to get it going by performing the usb update. The update is easy if you follow the instructions exactly.
I was not able to update with my mac, but the update works great with a windows machine, so you should be fine.
Post edited by: Oxix52, at: 2009/09/13 19:58September 14, 2009 at 04:30 #2619
Interestingly enough, all I am ever using is a Mac machine on currently OS X 10.5.7. Our suspicion is that these problems that some Macs have may be related to USB drivers on the Mac platform. The latest OS X update (10.5. was released not too long ago. While we have tried to replicate any problems with both 10.5.8 and 10.5.7 without success, there slowly appears to be some sort of pattern where the Macs seem unreliable for the operation. This is just to let you know that we are not sitting and watching but unfortunately could not pin it down yet to a particular problem in any of the system components involved.September 14, 2009 at 14:52 #2620
It may well depend on how the Mac is being connected via USB – direct from the machine,
through a hub, or on the keyboard/peripheral connections.
I can’t drive certain gear on my Mac through one port while the others work fine, for example.
If you are not doing so already, connect your Mac via a direct USB port.
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