) that you can probably have it load and start a Linux kernel directly.However, in many cases a separate bootloader is used, either because the bootrom is not capable enough (or absent), or because extra flexibility is needed.- In the ftp directory (everything is at root), I have also placed the 4.4.0 Boot Rom files, which look like this: 2345-12360-001.2345-12365-001.2345-12375-001.2345-12450-001.2345-12500-001.2345-12560-001.2345-12600-001.2345-12670-001.It seems to me that the IP5000 should, using its 3.2.6 configuration, see the bootrom upgrade files in the polycom directory and just load them. I put the 4.3.0 Bootrom in the ftp directory (it would not work with the 4.4.0 Bootrom). Apparently, I was not able to go directly from 3.2.6 to 4.0.1. So I judge that it is a matter of the right order of upgrading. You put the new "upgrader" files in the polycom ftp directory. The upgrade consists in the phone updating its own "brain-reading" files that are kept inside itself.
One main difference from bootrom is that it's usually in writable flash and can be replaced or upgraded.
Once those are loaded into the phone, you don't need the upgrader files any more unless you need to upgrade other phones.
If you have old phones (who are not capable of the new bootrom), they will make an attempt at the upgrade and then ignore it, so you can save your phones some hassle by removing the bootrom-upgrader when you are finished.
I have read through the documents, which give directions, but not enough for my hard head - I just can't get the new configuration to take.
Here is where I stand: - First, I am using a macaddress configuration - that is, my phones load their settings information from