[Gta04-owner] Replicant SD layout?

Alexander Rumyantsev ran at mail.wplus.net
Sat Mar 23 18:30:42 CET 2013


With slightly different SD layout I get Replicant-2.3 working with new boot system
( http://lists.goldelico.com/pipermail/gta04-owner/2013-March/004188.html )
I suggest to persons interesting in to test http://turbobit.net/l4d245mlfg57.html
To prepare working SD execute ./replicant_gta04_install.sh system /dev/sdb into restored
directory. ( change /dev/sdb to your device ). Boot from 1 partition using new uBoot.


> On Friday, September 14, 2012 08:45:43 AM Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
> > > I quite dont like that the script deletes the whole SD card (or am i
> > > wrong?). I have 32GB uSD card with 24GB of data on it (mp3, images,
> > > videos, maps etc..)
> > 
> > You're absolutely right, the script will erase the SD card.
> In the end i found second SD card for experimenting. I tried the script, but 
> since the reader in my notebook reckognizes the sd card as /dev/mmcblk0 (and 
> the partitions are mmcblk0p1) it did not work. But i have modified it to 
> prepend "p" in front of partition number and now i got now the system SD card.
> But i was quite surprised i even cant boot from this SD card. It requires me 
> to flash bootloader and kernel in NAND (or am i wrong?).
> Why? I can understand that android likes 3 partitions on SD card, but why it 
> needs even flashing stuff to NAND. I have in NAND goldelico's kernel and debian 
> that came with the phone and it's invaluable when i do something wrong with SD 
> card. Why does replicant requires to delete all non-android bits on the device 
> to start running? Is there any technical reason to flash NAND?
> I think it will be quite hard for normal users to install normal distro again. 
> I spent many hours troubleshooting Freerunner users because of non standard 
> bootloader that Android on Freerunner was using. Could we please avoid this on  
> GTA04... 
> Regards
> Radek
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