[Gta04-owner] QtMoko snapshot

tgrauss tgrauss at f-gp.eu
Fri Dec 29 21:43:21 CET 2017


Hi,

Thank you so much, it is alive again :)
Should I try to install the new bootloader again?
What should I do to install a debian ready to install the test the new
qtmoko?
I don't want to try such experience again :/

BR

Thierry

On Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:14:50 +0100
"H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> > Am 29.12.2017 um 20:52 schrieb tgrauss <tgrauss at f-gp.eu>:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:42:34 +0100
> > Andreas Kemnade <andreas at kemnade.info> wrote:
> >   
> >> Hi,
> >> 
> >> On Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:15:59 +0100
> >> tgrauss <tgrauss at f-gp.eu> wrote:
> >>   
> >>> Hi,
> >>> 
> >>> I tried to install a Debian to test the qtmoko package.
> >>> I have already installed the new U-boot successfully.
> >>> Now, I used the makesd script to recreate a new filesystem on the
> >>> sd card and unzipped the latest minimal debian root file
> >>> system.    
> >> 
> >> = stretch or jessie?  
> > it was stretch (latest-armhf-minimal.tbz)
> > I have used makesd gta04
> > I have then moved the content of the second partition to a temporary
> > folder. I have uncompressed the latest-armhf-minimal.tbz in the sd
> > card second partition then I have copied the lib/modules folder
> > from the temporary folder into the /lib directory in the partition.
> > I have then put the sd card in the phone and booted.
> >   
> >>> 
> >>> I tried booting this and the screen flashed red 2 times
> >>> immediately after inserting the battery, then a blinking cursor
> >>> and nothing else.    
> >> 
> >> Can you confirm that the sd card has no boot.scr. u-boot.img, etc
> >> on it? It looks like the bootloader was re-flashed again for some
> >> reason. Just blinking cursor might be ok for a minimal image, you
> >> should be able to login via ssh.  
> > The sd card has a boot.scr,u-boot.img etc on the first partition.
> >   
> >>> Thinking about a problem with the debian system, I forced the
> >>> phone to turn off by pressing the power button for a long time.
> >>> 
> >>> After this, impossible to turn on the phone any more.
> >>>   
> >> = No reaction on the serial console, the screen and the leds? No
> >> difference with aux button pressed?
> >>   
> > No reaction anymore on the screen and button/leds. No reaction with
> > both buttons pressed either :(  
> 
> That does not sound good. There should be at least some cryptical
> characters.
> 
> > There is nothing on the serial line also using the USB cable :(
> > I have also tried pserial using the JTAG cable like this : 
> > ./pserial -p /dev/ttyUSB0 -f uart-monitor.bin
> > and it is waiting for the ASIC id and nothing happen...  
> 
> Well, what could be a very rare situation is that the MLO in flash is
> broken in a way that it is found before pserial is queried for but
> the MLO does not load/find u-boot anywhere.
> 
> But then you should be able to force MMC boot by pressing the user
> button.
> 
> If you have a spare SD card, please try
> 
> DEV=/dev/sdb ./makesd gta04one -f1 -b GTA04-OneNAND/2017-05-13
> 
> and try to boot with AUX button pressed (maybe after cleaning the µSD
> card contacts). This would be the previous release of the boot loader
> system.
> 
> BR,
> Nikolaus
> 
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