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1  General Category / General Discussion / Booting Dockstar Stick on SheevaPlug on: September 13, 2011, 01:08:08 PM
Hi,
I'm searching for a possibility to boot a Dockstar Stick (made with Jeff Doozan's methode) on a SheevaPlug. The Layout of the Sitick (ported to MMC) looks like this:

MMC has two partitions one root and swap
uImage in ist stored in /boot
uInitrd in sored in /boot
the rootfs is stored in /

I'm using a custom kernel which works fine on Dockstar and GoFlex Net. The Kernel has arcNumber support for Sheeva as well.

Booting looks fine till this:

Code:
Begin: Running /scripts/local-premount ... done.
Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] [-f] [-i] [-n] device directory
Begin: Running /scripts/local-bottom ... done.
done.
Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... mount: No such file or directory
done.
mount: No such file or directory
mount: No such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init.
No init found. Try passing init= bootarg.
(initramfs) scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     JetFlash Transcend 8GB    8.07 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 15695872 512-byte logical blocks: (8.03 GB/7.48 GiB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
 sda: sda1 sda2
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
^C
(initramfs)


Any idea?
2  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: The alternative Debian install method. on: December 19, 2010, 04:02:09 AM
Hi Mark,
do you still support your script? I've just tried and it won't work because of a wrong URL while bootstrapping.

Greetings,
Thomas
3  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / 2.6.35.6 Kernel on: September 29, 2010, 05:47:15 AM
Hi folks,
as I understood, newer SheevaPlugs only work with newer Kernels. So I like to install a 2.6.35.6 kernel. I like to use the SheevaPlug Installer for the installation. Now I'm wondering, whether the new kernel fits on the partition which is created by the SheevaPlug Installer. If the answer is "no" how can I grow the partition to fit the kernel?

Thanks a lot,
Greetings Thomas
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: uboot-envtools on: June 26, 2010, 06:56:31 AM
Thx FireHawk I've installed the package with apt-get install uboot-envtools. That worked!

But I can't any hints how to handle this package now. I would like to read the settings from NAND, modify them and then write back. How to to that?

Greetings
Thomas
5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: uboot-envtools on: June 25, 2010, 01:14:08 PM
Sorry, is there noone to answer that simple question?

Sorry for the dumb question: Where can I download this tool. I can't find a download link on the google code site!
Thx a lot,
Thomas
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: uboot-envtools on: June 23, 2010, 03:52:01 AM
Sorry for the dumb question: Where can I download this tool. I can't find a download link on the google code site!

Thx a lot,
Thomas
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Enhanced Sheevaplug Installer Application (ESIA) on: June 16, 2010, 05:22:43 AM
Regarding a distro, I meant Ubuntu 10.04, you could install use alternate iso.
I'll try this, thanks

The source of the ESIA is in SourceForge web page

I think that I've not enough knowledge in linux to do this. A lot of people will love to use your tool if they won't destroy their multi-boot option. Is there someone who could recomplie ESIA for that???

Thanks and greetings,
Thomas
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Enhanced Sheevaplug Installer Application (ESIA) on: June 15, 2010, 07:19:29 AM
1) modify the ESIA source code and build it

How do I do this?

Install 10.04 in VirtualBox VM, I think the ESIA should work out of the box, if not it will resolve any dependency issue.
If you have problems tell me.

Which distibution would you prefer? It should be a small system without a lot of overhead. And it must be free to redistribute. Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot,
Greetings Thomas
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Enhanced Sheevaplug Installer Application (ESIA) on: June 13, 2010, 07:15:18 AM
Hi Rooster,
thanks for your answer to my second questions. Did you see my first? Your tool is great, I like it very much. Two answers are open:
1. How can I change the u-boot environment variables? Changing of the uboot-nand-custom.txt and uboot-mmc-custom.txt seem to have no effect.
2. I would like to create a VM running on linux fully preconfigured for using esia. would you or other readers of this thread like to support me?

Greetings,
Thomas
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Enhanced Sheevaplug Installer Application (ESIA) on: June 11, 2010, 05:04:41 AM
Hi,
is there anyone to explain, how to deal with the u-boot environment-variables using ESIA?
1. When is the uboot-dflt.txt file used?
2. Can I change this e.g. to the multi-boot variables of NewIT?
3. Is the uboot-nand-custom.txt used when I flash the NAND?
4. Is the uboot-mmc-custom.txt used when I write to SD_Card?
5. Which varibles are used, when I choose to refresh the bootleader? I thought that might be the uboot-dflt.txt, but it seems not so.

Greetings,
Thomas
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Enhanced Sheevaplug Installer Application (ESIA) on: June 10, 2010, 03:49:43 AM
Hi Rooster,
I tried your tool yesterday and I like it very much! Very goof work, thanks for that.

I've a few questions:
1. If I choose the backup-function before flashing, do I get a package I can use for an application later?
2. Does ESIA work on Ubuntu 10.04 ? Do I have to change something? If I run the normal installer, I've to change somethings in the script.
3. I had some heavy problem to use the installer on windows. With ESIA everything goes very well. Are there known issues to use ESIA with windows? Or in other words: Is it better tu use it on linux?
4. I would like to use ESIA in my SqueezePlug project. Maybe I want to create a Ubuntu-Boot-Stick with ESIA preinstalled to make it very easy to use, would that be possible? If yes, which distribution would you prefere on such a Stick?
5. I like the Dual-Boot Configuration of u-boot from NewIT very much. Because of this I like to change the uboot-mmc-custom.txt and uboot-nand-custom.txt so that the result is a dual-boot system equal if you choose an installation on NAND or MMC. Do you have experiences with that?

Thanks a lot for your great work!
Greetings Thomas
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheevaplug installer - version 1.0 on: June 07, 2010, 03:47:40 AM
Hi,
two question depending to the NewIT multi-boot option:

1. If I use the SheevaPlug-Installer with the NAND option everything goes fine. If I use the MMC option everything goes fine too, but then the system boots only from SD-Card. That's is because I override the u-boot setting for multi-boot with sd-boot. So I have to do the MMC-option first and than the NAND-option to get a multi-boot Plug. So far so good. Do you have an idea how to change the uboot-mmc-custom.txt file so that is equal which option you run first?

2. What happens, if I run the installer with the MMC-Option and the Plug can't find an sd-card? It seems that in that case the NAND option is choosen automaticly and the installer overwright the NAND is that right?

Thanks a lot,
Thomas
13  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Sheeva Install problems on: May 27, 2010, 01:02:54 PM
I'm at wits end.  The plug is bricked and needs a full install.
Larry: Please take a look here: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SqueezePlug#SqueezePlugRescue-System
14  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: SqueezePlugRescue-System on: May 27, 2010, 12:53:15 PM
Would it work for a Guruplug? if not how difficult would it be to adapt for it?
I don't know, sorry!
Which version of ubuntu is on the plug? why not debian?
It's the original Version comes with the SheevaPlug-Installer. I've made a second edition with Debian Squeeze (actual version made yesterday) with the newest u-boot version. You will find all on my blog: http://squeezeplug.de
and for the Ubuntu 10.04 USB Stick I assume that if my PC is already a Ubuntu 10.04 I don't need to make one?
No then you don't have to create the stick! Just start the script!
15  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / SqueezePlugRescue-System on: May 27, 2010, 10:57:39 AM
Hi Folks,
I致e just finished the SqueezePlugRescue-System. With this system you are able to revoke a bricked SheevaPlug.

Sometimes something runs totally wrong, so that you are left with a bricked plug. If this happens, stay cool. The SqueezePlugRescue-System will guide you to an easy restore process. If everything runs smooth, you get back:

病 working SheevaPlug with an updated Ubuntu system on the internal RAM (NAND),
病n updated u-boot system (3.4.23),
病 much faster UBIFS-Filesystem for a very fast boot and
病 multi-boot system like the plugs from NewIT. You can insert a sd-card with SqueezePlugMain installed and the plug will boot from sd-card. If you don稚 plug in an sd-card, the system boots from the internal NAND.
病 nice Ubuntu 10.04 System on an USB-Stick fully functional with OpenOffice and much more nice things

Read more about this in my Wiki: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/SqueezePlug#SqueezePlugRescue-System

Have fun,
Greetings, Thomas
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