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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Easy Plug Computer Installer (EPIA) on: August 11, 2010, 01:47:15 PM
That is strange, I managed to use it with 8G Kingston and 4G Sandisk Cruzer Blade 4G.

May I respectfully suggest that you update the docs if it is not necessary to use small USB sticks <2 GB ? I think many users could benefit from that information since those small USB sticks are not easily obtainable.
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 11, 2010, 11:20:04 AM
I have thought of this:

Now that I have a running and more or less tweaked installation with Squeezebox Server and other goodies on it, can I copy the NAND content to either SD or USB in case I need to reinstall later?
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 11, 2010, 10:46:08 AM
Congratulations on persisting until you got a working installation.

Yeah, thanks!

It took hours after hours and nearly drove me crazy. But I always find that I get a much deeper understanding from such problems compared to when it works smoothlessly at first try. So well, it's okay :-)

EDIT: I forgot to thank all of you for patiently helping me. I appreciate that very much.
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Easy Plug Computer Installer (EPIA) on: August 11, 2010, 10:43:51 AM
How about creating a 2GB partition at the beginning of your oversized USB stick for this purpose?

Good idea. When I get my sticks back I will try that.
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Easy Plug Computer Installer (EPIA) on: August 11, 2010, 08:07:24 AM
I actually didn't try because the docs consitently tells me to use a stick less than 2 GB :-)

My brother has my USB sticks (4 GB) so I couldn't try; instead I went to the nearby shops to see if they had a smaller stick - which they hadn't.

But if you succeded, I should just wait til I get my stick back and try with that.

Thanks for the report.
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 11, 2010, 07:58:51 AM
I found a fix for the BADSIG problem:

http://drew.thewithers.org/2009/12/how-to-fix-ubuntu-gpg-error-badsig.html
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New QT based installer: Easy Plug Computer Installer (EPIA) on: August 11, 2010, 06:51:32 AM
I had to give up on this installer because it requires a USB stick less than 2 GB. None of the shops around here has so small sticks, they are totally obsolete. Can't the installer be updated to use more modern USB sticks?
8  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 11, 2010, 06:26:22 AM
Hooray! Finally I have some kind of success. Using this guide:

http://www.plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/SheevaPlug_Installer

I managed to unbrick the plug to the original Ubuntu version and it boots well from NAND now.

However, now there is a (hopefully) smaller problem. There is nothing in the repository, and if I run

apt-get update

I get the following:

Code:
Get:1 http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty Release.gpg [189B]
Get:2 http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release.gpg [189B]
Get:3 http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release.gpg [189B]
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty Release
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release
Ign http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty Release
Ign http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release
Ign http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Packages
Hit http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Packages
Fetched 567B in 0s (1346B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
W: GPG error: http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
W: GPG error: http://ports.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 40976EAF437D05B5 Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

It basically suggest me to repeat the command in order to fix it, but of course it doesn't help.

What is wrong here?
9  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 11, 2010, 03:14:13 AM
I don't understand why this has to be so difficult!

I tried this guide now because it deals with getting the OS on the NAND card:
http://www.plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Installing_Debian_To_Flash

Until and including "Run the Debian Installer " it works well; the installer runs to the end without problem. However, the guide says I should answer "kernel: none", but no such question is given by the installer. Is that important?

When I then try to boot the new installation, it tries booting from tftp instead from the card, although I entered this command:
Code:
setenv bootargs=console=ttyS0,115200 mtdparts=nand_mtd:0xa0000@0x0(u-boot),0x400000@0x100000(uImage),0x1fb00000@0x500000(rootfs) root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootwait rw

I printed all the environment variables with printf and found this line:
Code:
bootcmd=tftpboot 0x2000000 $(image_name); setenv bootargs $(console) $(bootargs_root) nfsroot=$(serverip):$(rootpath) ip=$(ipaddr):$(serverip

So I entered these command taken from http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/install.html:

Code:
setenv bootargs_console console=ttyS0,115200
setenv bootcmd_mmc 'mmcinit; ext2load mmc 0:1 0x01100000 /uInitrd; ext2load mmc 0:1 0x00800000 /uImage'
setenv bootcmd 'setenv bootargs $(bootargs_console); run bootcmd_mmc; bootm 0x00800000 0x01100000'
saveenv

Now it boots partly, but I get this output:
Code:
SDHC found. Card desciption is:
Manufacturer:       0x03, OEM "SD"
Product name:       "SD04G", revision 8.0
Serial number:      1616865103
Manufacturing date: 5/2009
CRC:                0x00, b0 = 0

5617828 bytes read

1432436 bytes read
## Booting image at 00800000 ...
   Image Name:   Debian kernel
   Created:      2010-08-11   9:46:08 UTC
   Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
   Data Size:    1432372 Bytes =  1.4 MB
   Load Address: 00008000
   Entry Point:  00008000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK
OK
## Loading Ramdisk Image at 01100000 ...
   Image Name:   Debian ramdisk
   Created:      2010-08-11   9:46:11 UTC
   Image Type:   ARM Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed)
   Data Size:    5617764 Bytes =  5.4 MB
   Load Address: 00000000
   Entry Point:  00000000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK

Starting kernel ...

Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.

Error: unrecognized/unsupported machine ID (r1 = 0x0000020f).

Available machine support:

ID (hex)        NAME
00000690        Marvell DB-88F6281-BP Development Board
00000691        Marvell RD-88F6192-NAS Development Board
00000692        Marvell RD-88F6281 Reference Board
00000a76        Marvell eSATA SheevaPlug Reference Board
00000831        Marvell SheevaPlug Reference Board
00000a63        Marvell GuruPlug Reference Board
0000085b        QNAP TS-119/TS-219
000009c6        QNAP TS-41x
00000b44        Marvell OpenRD Ultimate Board
00000939        Marvell OpenRD Client Board
00000915        Marvell OpenRD Base Board
00000b1e        HP t5325 Thin Client

Please check your kernel config and/or bootloader.

Maybe it's time to buy a USB  stick and try either EPIA og SquuezePlug installers ... ?
10  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 11, 2010, 01:06:22 AM
lyzby, I used this guide: http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/install.html

The problem with EPIA installer is that it needs a USB stick less than 2 GB. I have only a 4 GB stick. And the SqueezePlug method requires two USB sticks.

The SD card has 3 partitions.
11  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 10, 2010, 04:28:56 PM
I found this guide. It this procedure what you sketched out?

http://www.plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Installing_Debian_To_Flash
12  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 10, 2010, 04:15:42 PM
tylernt, that sounds very good!

I am afraid I don't understand how to use the load mechanisms though. I mean the exact commands. Can you help me with that?

Would appreciate it very much.

Thanks,
Martin
13  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 10, 2010, 03:16:52 PM
Both of these methods require two USB sticks (which I haven't). Isn't there a way to restore the NAND using a SD card?

Btw, I have managed to get it running with Debian on the SD card, but I would like to use the internal NAND instead. Can I somehow copy the SD card to the NAND?

If not, I guess I will have to buy two sticks.
14  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 10, 2010, 05:53:14 AM
Thanks lyzby, I will try the installer.

What, in short, is the pro and con between the Debian and the defauit Ubuntu installation?

If it is just a matter of taste, I will probably go for Debian as I run other servers with Debian Lenny. And it could be funny to try the newer Squeeze. Furthermore, I intend on running Squeezebox Server on it, and then there is sweet name coincidense Smiley
15  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Can't boot my Sheevaplug on: August 10, 2010, 12:51:52 AM
I followed this guide:
http://www.openplug.org/plugwiki/index.php/Factory_Default_u-Boot_Environment

and performed these steps:

Code:
resetenv
reset

setenv bootcmd 'nand read.e 0x800000 0x100000 0x400000; bootm 0x800000'
setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS0,115200 mtdparts=nand_mtd:0x400000@0x100000(uImage),0x1fb00000@0x500000(rootfs) rw root=/dev/mtdblock1 rw ip=10.4.50.4:10.4.50.5:10.4.50.5:255.255.255.0:DB88FXX81:eth0:none'
setenv ethaddr 00:50:43:4c:02:26
setenv run_diag no
saveenv

reset

I will try running the individual parts of the bootcmd a bit later as I don't have my SheevaPlug with me.
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