Fortigate Flash Memory Errors

Attached is the procedure to scan block of flash.  Once complete, format the flash and load firmware as per these instructions:


FGT50B (11:04-02.28.2007)


Serial number:FGT50B3G06500433

RAM activation

Total RAM: 256MB

Enabling cache…Done.

Scanning PCI bus…Done.

Allocating PCI resources…Done.

Enabling PCI resources…Done.

Zeroing IRQ settings…Done.

Verifying PIRQ tables…Done.

Enabling Interrupts…Done.

Boot up, boot device capacity: 64MB.

Press any key to display configuration menu…


[G]:  Get firmware image from TFTP server.

[F]:  Format boot device.

[I]:  Configuration and information.

[Q]:  Quit menu and continue to boot with default firmware.

[H]:  Display this list of options.

Enter Selection [G]:

Enter G,F,I,Q,or H: d      —————- Press “d” to debug menu

dr:             Disable onboard RAM.

rt:             Start RAM test.

offc:           Turn off cache.

onc:            Turn on cache.

lpci:           List all PCI devices.

spci:           Set PCI configuration registers.

clk:            Display real time clock.

q:              Quit debug mode.

h:              Display this command list.

:k        —————  Press “k” to scan the flash

Flash CS0 is configured as a I/O based NAND controller at address=FF80h

Flash I/O not enabled in MSR_DIVIL_BALL_OPTS

ID NAND device returned … AD 76 AD 76 AD 76 AD 76

ROM manufacturer=AD device=76

The ROM is a 64 MB Hynix HY27US08121M device

Scan and verify Nand flash’s block(Blocks=0X1000)–>

List existing bad block(s):



start_block–>0x000          ———— Input “000” as the start block

end_block–>0xfff             ————  Input “fff” as the end block

Testing block: 0X0000~0X0FFF of 0X0401

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X006C, written:0XB6, read:0XB4

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X0089, written:0X1A, read:0X0A

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X0129, written:0XB1, read:0X91

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X012F, written:0X0E, read:0X0A

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X04DD, written:0XA6, read:0XA4

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X0532, written:0X67, read:0X47

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X0537, written:0XDB, read:0X5B

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X0593, written:0X9A, read:0X8A

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X05C4, written:0XE1, read:0XC1

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X07E4, written:0X7C, read:0X5C

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X092F, written:0XC5, read:0XC1

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X0C85, written:0XDC, read:0X9C

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X1085, written:0XD0, read:0X90

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X1485, written:0XE4, read:0XA4

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X17E4, written:0X20, read:0X00

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X1885, written:0X5E, read:0X1E

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X1891, written:0XB6, read:0X36

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X1C85, written:0XF8, read:0XB8

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X1FE4, written:0X68, read:0X48

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X2085, written:0XD1, read:0X91

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X2C85, written:0XC2, read:0X82

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X3485, written:0X47, read:0X07

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X3885, written:0X73, read:0X33

Block[0X0401]->Error at offset:0X3C85, written:0XF7, read:0XB7

Testing block: 0X0000~0X0FFF of 0X0FFF

At least one block verification failed!

Nand flash chip’s block status:

Failed block of verification: 0401         ——- Found one bad block

Want to mark the above block(s) as bad blocks?… (y/n)y    ——— Press “y” to mark this block as bad block


Bad block already: 0X0401


Mark failed block(s) of verification as bad block(s)!

Recreate bad block table) – (y/n)y          —- Input “y” to recreat the bad block table.

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