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Cannot update NVMe SSD firmware to latest version on X1Carbon 5

2019-01-18, 20:02 PM

I have X1C5 with INTEL SSDPEKKF256G7L 256GB running linux. I am not sure if it matters, but I have FAT32 ESP and root Ext4 partition encrypted with LVM on LUKS. My current firmware version is 118P. I'd like to install latest SSD firmware via nvme-cli as described here. I downloaded fwnv28 (but also tried fwnv16) zip archive, used nvme fw-download pointing to the NVME_End2End_Lenovo_256_dvt_OPAL_Encrypt_and_Signature.bin binary with successful result (Firmware download success). However I cannot commit (does not work with --action 1 or 2); it fails with The firmware image specified for activation is invalid and not loaded by the controller (107).

Any idea why? Any recommendation? Is there any non-windows solution how to update firmware? Many thanks.

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Re: Cannot update NVMe SSD firmware to latest version on X1Carbon 5

2019-01-24, 10:22 AM

I discussed this problem in nvme-cli github issue and it is caused either by incorrect binary or signature. I've checked binary readme for product number and it should be correct. So... how to verify that I am using correct/incorrect binary? How to verify signature? With what signature is this compared with? Where is it sotred? Many thanks.

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