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Bootloader with Vista
02-11-2013, 11:13 PM,
#1
Bootloader with Vista
Is anyone successfully using bootloader v4.x with Win Vista ?
If so, please could you give me the link to the correct usb drivers.
My system is Pinguino IDE Rev 903, bootloader v4.12, DIY Pinguino 4550 board, Win Vista home premium 32bit SP2.
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04-11-2013, 03:30 AM,
#2
RE: Bootloader with Vista
Hello Spacerowa,

I see it's your first post here. Welcome. :)
Why don't you say hello and introduce yourself in the Introduce Yourself section ? ;)

Since I'm not on a Microsoft OS right now I can't really help you "in the engine" (And I can only be on a Win7).
But do you have an error log from the compiler or something?
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04-11-2013, 09:43 AM,
#3
RE: Bootloader with Vista
I also don't use Windows (or PIC18) but at least check that Vista's Device Manager sees the unknown USB device. Then you know all you need is the driver(s) - which I thought were on here or the wiki...

John
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04-11-2013, 01:24 PM,
#4
RE: Bootloader with Vista
It would be better to use the bootloader v4.12 with Pinguino IDE X.4 revision > 912.
It is easier to complain than it is to do, but it is better to do than it is to complain.
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05-11-2013, 11:28 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-11-2013, 11:32 AM by Spacerowa.)
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RE: Bootloader with Vista
(04-11-2013, 09:43 AM)pingotg Wrote: I also don't use Windows (or PIC18) but at least check that Vista's Device Manager sees the unknown USB device. Then you know all you need is the driver(s) - which I thought were on here or the wiki...

John

Hello John,
The reason for my original message was that I had previously downloaded and installed the win32 usb drivers on my Vista laptop. This caused many conflicts with installed peripherals and components on my system ( especially HD audio system and mouse ) that I had to immediately uninstall. I was very VERY lucky to recover my laptop from this catastrophe and restore it to normal working. This is why I enquired if there are specifically drivers for Vista.

Now the rest of the story. Trying to get Pinguino and usb flash bootloader working on my Vista laptop was a fall-back situation. My first choice was to use a desktop pc running Win XP 32bit SP3. Pinguino 903 installed OK, so did drivers and I loaded the flash bootloader using MPLABIDE and ICD2 to a PIC18F4550. Everything is present according to log and panic files, custom usb device is declared, PID / VID also correct and green run led flashes, but always 'Pinguino not found' when an upload is attempted. I have no more ideas on what I can do next. However this desktop only has USB1.0 and I read somewhere that Pinguino only supports USB2.0
So that is why I was attempting to use my Vista laptop.

(04-11-2013, 01:24 PM)regis Wrote: It would be better to use the bootloader v4.12 with Pinguino IDE X.4 revision > 912.

Hi Regis,
Thanks for your suggestion. I will try rev 912.
I only downloaded Pinguino IDE for the first time ever about 2 weeks ago; it was 903 then. So far I never thought to check if there is a newer version after such a short time.
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05-11-2013, 06:10 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-11-2013, 06:13 PM by pingotg.)
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RE: Bootloader with Vista
You may have conflicting Vista drivers that no other Pinguino user has suffered. There's probably some order you can install yours in that will work but from what people say it is likely a painful task to do. Maybe dual-boot Linux so it all just works Smile

I used to dual-boot but now hardly ever use Windows. Last time was some paid-for specialist software that's not available on Linux, some 10 or so weeks ago.

John
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