[Gta04-owner] Can't boot QtMoko or SHR with current makesd script

e.waelde ew.ng7125 at nassur.net
Fri Feb 22 22:18:06 CET 2013

Hi Neil,

On 02/22/2013 08:54 AM, Neil Jerram wrote:
> "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller"<hns at goldelico.com>  writes:
>>> I noticed this in the flash-nand source code
>>> (http://git.goldelico.com/?p=gta04-rootfs.git;a=blob;f=debian/config/root/flash-nand):
>>>   # DEFAULT="-x -b -k -j" ### we can't write X-Loader yet
>>>   DEFAULT="-k -j"
>> Yes, only U-Boot can flash X-Loader and uboot.flash into NAND.
> OK, so that is not a problem.
>>> Could the problem be that there is still something odd sitting in my
>>> X-Loader NAND block?
>>> Could it be that booting my _old_ QtMoko card reinstalled the above old
>>> boot menu?
>> Yes. This is the most likely explanation since there is only room for one
>> image file in NAND.
>> Just boot again with the /20121212-GTA04-Production SD and it should
>> switch forth to the newest one (Kernel and jffs2 are not touched).
> Thanks, that has worked now.  I am seeing the new boot menu and I can
> boot a new QtMoko from partition 2.
>> In the long run you should only have at most one SD card with U-Boot/MLO
>> etc. in a FAT partition to reinstall/recover the boot loader. All other SD
>> cards should not have this.
> Agreed.
> Now SHR...  SHR is on partition 1, and when I try to boot it, I only see
> a mostly blank screen with small Tux in the top left corner, and the
> booting never apparently goes further than that.
> Here's the SHR rootfs preparation that I've done:
> - Partition 1, 2Gb, ext3.
> - Downloaded
>    http://build.shr-project.org/shr-core/images/om-gta04/shr-image-om-gta04.tar.gz.
> - Unpack that onto partition 1 using "tar xzvpf
>    shr-image-om-gta04.tar.gz --numeric-owner".
> [ Tried a boot at this point. ]

I just found some notes on this. It didn't boot in my first
attempts, too. However, it started working for me when
going to ext_2_ filesystem --- maybe the kernel/initrd is
not equipped for ext3. Does this change anything?


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