[Gta04-owner] Can't boot QtMoko or SHR with current makesd script

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Sat Feb 16 12:26:30 CET 2013

Hi Neil,

I had a similar experience which was related to the fact that the splash screens files in the repository are not gzipped and are hence not displayed correctly. To try if that is the problem try to press on an arbitrary zone of your screen and see if something happens.

If yes, theoretically you can gzip the splash and menu files (the files ending with the "z" extension) and retry flashing. Practically it did not work for me because i guess the system is checking whether it is a new uboot version or not.


MicheleIl 16/02/13 12:12 Neil Jerram ha scritto:
I've been running for a long time with some ancient boot system, but I
decided it was time to upgrade to the latest best practice.  At the same
time I wanted to set up a new 16G card from scratch for QtMoko and SHR
dual booting.

I believe it should work to do this using two SD cards.

Card #1: 2Gb, for hw-validation and flashing the boot system.

Card #2: 16Gb, for QtMoko and SHR.

I prepared card #2 first by following the instructions at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/GTA04/.  Before booting
that, I also formatted partition 3 as ext4 and unpacked the latest
stable SHR tarball into it.

At this point I booted several times into the new QtMoko, using whatever
my old boot system was - no problem.  (Had fun playing with the new

But I couldn't yet try booting SHR, because I had no way of choosing
partition 3.

So now I prepared card #1 by downloading and running (after editing

Booting with this card, I see: white screen, red screen, then booting
into the LXDE/hw-validation system.  All seems fine here, and I would
presume that the new boot system has been flashed into NAND.

However, now when I take out card #1 and put back card #2, I can't boot
anything on card #2.  All I see is the white screen; it stays there for
at least several minutes with no indication of ever doing anything else.

Any ideas?

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