[Tinyos-help] RE: [Imote] ZvDosFlashTool with port COM5?

Nachman, Lama lama.nachman at intel.com
Thu Mar 31 11:03:02 PST 2005

Hi Clement,
The old version of ZvDosFlashTool restricted the com port options to 1-4
range, the new version supports any port.  I'll check in the new tool to
For the time being, if you want to make it work with the old tool, you
can remap your USB to use COM4 (control panel / system / device manager/


-----Original Message-----
From: LEE, Yui-wah (Clement) [mailto:leecy at dnrc.bell-labs.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 9:19 AM
To: Tinyos-help at Millennium.Berkeley.EDU
Subject: [Imote] ZvDosFlashTool with port COM5?


This is an imote-specific question.

Imote use the programming tool ZvDosFlashTool.exe for flash

On my computer, my serial port for programming was assigned to COM5,
so I used the command-line switch "-p5", but then the software
complained "Invalid com port (5)".  How can I get around this problem?

On other systems where the com port was assigned to COM3 (-p3) or COM4
(-p4) I did not have the same problem.

My system is a Win2K machine.  The serial port is in fact a USB serial
port using the FTDI Driver.



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