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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Dead SD Card after 3 weeks : caused by Sheevaplug or something else? on: December 12, 2009, 07:16:52 PM
Hello everyone !

After a few weeks of tinkering with the SheevaPlug and UBoot, i finally managed to get Debian booting and running great on a 8gb Patriot sd card , but after leaving the plug unpowered for about a week it turns out the card seems to be dead (no boot in sheevaplug, not beeing reckognised or working normally in Ubuntu 8.10 or winxp)

I searched around for a possible cause , since the card was brand new : it seems the SheevaPlug's sd port is a bit too tight indeed, but i hope that is not the source of the problem : did  anyone run into similar problems? or did i just have a case of bad luck with the card?

Thanks in advance!
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Boot from SD fails (Invalid partition type) on: November 09, 2009, 04:54:36 AM
Hello rasher, did you manage to solve this problem in the end?
I am having almost exactly the same issue , although i am just trying to use the Sheevaplug installer v1.0

After everything seems to install just fine, at the first real boot i get this error:
"invalid partition type "" (expect "U-boot")
Bad magic number

About the formatting of the SD card, did you try out different options? i had magic number /unable to load anything from the usb DOK until i formated it again using mkfs.vfat -F 16 /dev/sdb1 -n NameOfUsbDok . Not sure it would help but still:)
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Where to buy in Europe? on: November 08, 2009, 05:24:07 PM
Same here, ordered it last monday from NewIt, and recieved it thursday ! Very fast and nice customer service!
Nice to recieve it before the week end to tinker round with it!
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheevaplug installer - version 1.0 on: November 08, 2009, 05:21:56 PM
Hello everyone! i recieved my SheevaPlug a few days ago, and i just spent a few hours trying to get the installer v1.0 to work.
After a lot of experimentation and fruitless attempts i managed to go through the process but now i am getting the following error at boot:

"invalid partition type "" (expect "U-boot")
Booting image at 00800000
Bad magic number

I'm using the mmc option (8gig class 6 Patriot SD Card), any thoughts on how to fix this ?

Just an information that might be usefull for those people running into "bad magic number" problems when the sheevaplug is trying to read the data from the usb DOK : i kept getting those errors until i reformated the usb DOK on my host machine using the following sudo mkfs.vfat -F 16 /dev/sdb1 -n NameOfUsbDok and copied the files to it again

Thanks in advance for any way to solve the boot problem, i am pretty much stuck right now:)



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