[Gta04-owner] Can't boot QtMoko or SHR with current makesd script
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Sat Feb 16 20:07:59 CET 2013
Am 16.02.2013 um 19:29 schrieb Neil Jerram:
> "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> writes:
>> Hi Neil,
>> Am 16.02.2013 um 19:05 schrieb Neil Jerram:
>>> Neil Jerram <neil at ossau.homelinux.net> writes:
>>>> 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.
>> Did you see the Tux before or is it right from the beginning?
> Right from the beginning. It's the only thing that I see.
>> In the first case
>> the kernel may simply be hanging, i.e. it is loaded but does not run. I
>> did experience such a thing recently with a wrong PVR/SGX driver compiled
>> into the kernel. This would mean the boot system is generally ok, but the
>> kernel isn't.
>> If the whole device does only show a white screen, the boot system is damaged
>> (or not completely installed).
> Am I correct that "installed" means "installed to NAND"? And that it
> should in principle work to have a boot system in NAND only?
NAND should have installed:
to be useable.
Alternatively, you can have on a SD:
* MLO (variant of X-loader)
If you have neither of both, obviously you can't boot.
>>>> Any ideas?
>>> Could it be that there isn't yet a stable boot system (from
>>> http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/) that can boot ext4?
>> This one should work, but I have seen that it has a bug.
> What do you mean by "This one"? http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/
> has many subfolders, many of which provide a makesd script.
It hasn't changed for a while (at least 6 months) except that each
version in the archive (this is what the subfolders are) should have the
>> [ "$SERVER" ] || export SERVER=
line or it will install a different version than you think.
>> It did reference the
>> kernel files from the current unstable kernel. I.e. you can't correctly
>> boot with it.
>> The $SERVER line should read as:
>> [ "$SERVER" ] || export SERVER=http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/20130130-GTA04-last-2.6.32
> OK, from that I guess you probably mean to use the makesd in
> http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/20130130-GTA04-last-2.6.32. In fact
Yes, this is the last one. The last one used in factory is:
The current unstable is work in progress to make a complete 3.7 based
recovery and hw-validation image for NAND.
Hope this helps,
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