[Gta04-owner] Newbie alert: GTA04 starting issues

Benjamin Deering ben_deering at swissmail.org
Mon Oct 22 14:10:39 CEST 2012


On 10/22/2012 08:05 AM, Sam Muirhead wrote:
> I'm a new user of the Open Phoenux, and I'm struggling to get things 
> working, and I've got a few questions - the first one is should I be 
> writing this here, or in the Community Nachrichtensammlung, or on a 
> forum?
>
> I received my GTA04 last week and wanted to install QtMoko. Initially 
> the device turned on and booted LXDE quite happily, but since trying 
> to install QtMoko I haven't been able to charge the battery or turn 
> the device on. I read in a previous thread that if it doesn't boot, 
> then it doesn't charge, which is what I assume is happening.
> Bear in mind that I'm not particularly experienced with this kind of 
> thing, so don't assume I've done the basics right, there are all sorts 
> of areas where I could have gone wrong so I'll just go through what I 
> tried:
>
> I formatted a 16GB microSD card (255 heads, 63 sectors, 1936 
> cylinders) with 4 partitions:
>    Device Boot      Start         End              Blocks Id  System
> /dev/sdb1   *        2048      112453          55203         c  W95 
> FAT32 (LBA)
> /dev/sdb2          112454     2216968       1052257+  83  Linux
> /dev/sdb3         2217984    10409983     4096000    b  W95 FAT32
> /dev/sdb4        10409984    31115263    10352640   82  Linux swap / 
> Solaris
>
> I downloaded qtmoko-fat-v48.tar.gz 
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/GTA04/qtmoko-fat-v48.tar.gz/download> 
> from sourceforge, and copied the MLO to partition 1, then the rest of 
> the folder.
> /media/5011-404B/gta04-init
> /media/5011-404B/boot.scr
> /media/5011-404B/bootargs.scr
> /media/5011-404B/menu.rgb16z
> /media/5011-404B/MLO
> /media/5011-404B/splash.rgb16z
> /media/5011-404B/u-boot.bin
> /media/5011-404B/uImage
> /media/5011-404B/user.scr
> /media/5011-404B/x-load.flash
>
> I extracted qtmoko-debian-gta04-v48.tar.gz 
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/GTA04/qtmoko-debian-gta04-v48.tar.gz/download> 
> to the 2nd (Linux) partition:
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/bin
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/boot
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/dev
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/distros
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/etc
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/home
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/lib
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/lost+found
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/media
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/mnt
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/opt
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/proc
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/root
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/sbin
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/selinux
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/srv
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/sys
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/tmp
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/usr
> /media/94a3c4b5-d522-4d48-abda-4f591bc068b2/var
>
> I then inserted the SD card and tried to boot the GTA04. (not plugged 
> into USB)
> The gta04 init bootloader screen appeared, and I tried to select the 
> SD card, but nothing happened. no response, no sound, no visible change.
> I waited for one minute or so, then tried selecting NAND, just to see 
> if it would do anything - still no change.
> I removed the battery, removed the SD card, replaced the battery and 
> tried to just boot to lxde again.
> It didn't boot, there was no light from the power button, no other 
> signs of life.
>
> -It was around this point that I read something saying the battery 
> should be fully charged when installing an OS - I don't know how much 
> charge was on the battery when I started, but it took me a long time 
> organising the SD card so it may have been low by the time I tried to 
> boot it.
>
> Previously when plugged in via USB I at least had a notification that 
> a wired network was active, but now there is no sign of a USB device 
> being plugged in (at least I don't think there is). I'm running ubuntu 
> 12.04 on a Macbook Pro:
> lsusb:
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ac:8507 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight
> Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub 
> (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 05ac:8242 Apple, Inc. IR Receiver [built-in]
> Bus 003 Device 003: ID 05ac:0236 Apple, Inc. Internal 
> Keyboard/Trackpad (ANSI)
> Bus 004 Device 004: ID 05ac:8213 Apple, Inc.
>
> So am I right in saying that I have a flat battery that won't charge?
Possibly, try leaving the phone on the charger for a couple hours.  
Check on it occasionally as if the battery is dead, it will 
trickle-charge until there is enough power to boot.
> Or have I missed something important along the way?
> Any suggestions for the next step I should try, or is there any 
> further information I should supply?
> kind regards,
> Sam
>
>
>
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