|Phoenix Bios upgrade, HIMEM message|
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SOLUTION: Phoenix flash error: Cannot flash when memory managers ( e.g. HIMEM) are present.
Bootstick.zip from Timo Heissenbüttel
1. Delete all partitions on your stick
2. Create one primary partition and mark it as active
3. Format that partition using FAT32
4. syslinux\syslinux.exe -fma X:
5. xcopy usb-root\* X:\ /E/H/I
6. copy your flash tool and flash binary into the flash\ folder
8. press [Enter] at syslinux boot: prompt
9. double press [Enter] while your asked to change date and time
10. your done! have fun!
Experienced the same problem as OP this weekend (on different machine from OP). Several years back I created a bootable USB-drive to flash a SUN Workstation. Tried reusing the old USB-drive to flash an identical SUN and PHOENIX threw the above error. I used the above link with Bootstick.zip utility to make a new USB drive. It worked on the first try, <15 min of effort and I was done.
Created the drive in: Windows 7 Pro SP-1
Workstation: SUN-Micro Ultra 40 M2
SUN PHOENIX BIOS 1.20 => 1.25
Hope this helps someone, someday.