[Gta04-owner] ANN: new hw-validation snapshot

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Thu Dec 15 16:11:48 CET 2011


Hi all,
finally, there is a new stable snapshot for the hw-validation
kernel, u-boot and MLO.

Changes (compared to the 20111116 release):

* MLO now detects and initializes 512 MB RAM
* U-Boot: 'halt' command replaced by 'poweroff'
* kernel: AUX and Power button keycodes fixed
* Kernel: 3G Wakeup interrupt recognized (but
   only notified in dmesg) and some minor patches
* makesd: some minor suggestions added (e.g.
   reload the partition cache on some hosts)

Download:

	http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/20111215-GTA04A3-HW-Tester/

Installation:

If you want to build a fresh SD card, just modify the
"makesd" script so that it fits to your host system. It
will partition and format the card as required and 
will wget the remaining components
(MLO, u-boot, kernel, rootfs incl. Debian/LXDE).

If you already have a running system on SD Card,
you do not need to reformat it (MLO does not change
its size and sector position on the SD card).

Just copy the MLO file to your device and then

	cp MLO /boot/MLO

or from a remote host:
	
	scp MLO root at 192.168.0.202:/boot

For kernel & u-boot you can either copy the binaries,
or load the debian packages and dpkg -i

or

	apt-get install kernel-image-gta04 u-boot-image-gta04

if you have this line in your /etc/apt/sources.list

	deb http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/debian stable main

Please report problems so that we can fix them.

As usual (and required by GPL), you can also find
the configured sources/build trees of all the binaries
here:

	http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/20111215-GTA04A3-HW-Tester/src/

The full kernel tree is at:

	http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-kernel/source/tree/hw-validation/ (slow network connection!!!)
	https://nodeload.github.com/goldelico/gta04-kernel/zipball/hw-validation (mirror)	

Commits:

	https://github.com/goldelico/gta04-kernel/commits/hw-validation

Nikolaus


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