[Gta04-owner] QtMoko v49

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Tue Nov 20 11:54:36 CET 2012


Am 20.11.2012 um 11:32 schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller:

> Hi Radek,
> 
> Am 20.11.2012 um 08:56 schrieb Radek Polak:
> 
>> On Monday, November 19, 2012 10:39:19 PM Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> 
>>> There is no specific timing.
>>> 
>>> Just press AUX before the power button and leave it pressed until
>>> you see the graphical u-boot menu. Then, release the button (or leave
>>> it pressed as long as you like :)
>> 
>> I have finally managed to flash the new bootloader and i have to say i like it 
>> very much. Good work! Now i am working on the gta04-init changes.
>> 
>> I have one question - would it be possible to trigger displaying the bootmenu 
>> e.g. when some file exists?
>> 
>> Currently QtMoko has option "Reboot to bootmenu", it would be nice if it could 
>> reboot the phone to the uboot menu. It's not critical, just asking if there is 
>> simple way to implement it then it would be nice...
> 
> Hm. U-Boot can check for existence of files and can read them, but it can't
> delete it after a single use.
> 
> I think that should be done or otherwise it will be difficult to boot without
> menu if anything did go wrong.
> 
> Another option would be to set a flag in the u-boot environment. The
> Linux kernel can mount it but I don't know if there is a debian tool to
> manipulate it easily. I.e. a "set-uboot-env name value && save-uboot-env".

Yes, it appears to be possible through

<http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/uboot-envtools>

> 
>> 
>>> Maybe the main problem is that the new boot system is lacking a complete
>>> and easily understandable description.
>>> 
>>> There are already some words in the latest GTA04A4 manual.
>> 
>> I guess it will take a few more weeks until people get used to it and start 
>> using it.
>> 
>> Regards
>> 
>> Radek
> 
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