I was able to install install both the FTJAG and USB-serial drivers, and putty in to the plug at 115200bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, with no XON/XOFF. Windows Device Manager also was able to discover USB Serial Converter A & B. I checked "Load VCP" on B as how this tutorial (http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Installing_Debian_To_Flash#Burn_a_New_Kernel
) told me to. It's a great tutorial that doesn't beat around the bush.
I need to flash a new working kernel (sheeva-with-linux's 188.8.131.52) that is able to mount NTFS. Based on the tutorial I need to upgrade u-boot to version 3.4.19. I choose the TFTP method. After I typed in these commands under u-boot CLI environment the whole thing just went dead.
setenv ipaddr 169.254.1.1
setenv serverip 169.254.78.185
tftpboot 0x0800000 uboot.bin
nand erase 0x0 0xa0000
nand write 0x0800000 0x0 0xa0000
I then went on to try using sheevaplug installer v1.0, but runme.exe just would not discover the linux plug via serial, the error messages are:
Error: unable to open ftdi device: device not found
Runtime error, file "command.c", line 469:
**** openocd FAILED
**** Is the mini USB cable connected?
**** Try powering down, then replugging the Sheevaplug
Anyone please shed some light.