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1  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Cifs Support?? on: October 31, 2009, 01:04:43 PM
Which kernel are you running? The latest kernels from cbxbiker61 have cifs see:
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: my plug doesn't boot no more... on: September 26, 2009, 06:58:27 PM
Your printout with the hang at "done, booting the kernel." shows that you are using the original kernel For that you must have mainlineLinux set to no.
3  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Question Kernel Update on: September 26, 2009, 06:48:05 AM
Most times when it hangs after "done booting the kernel" it means that the environment variables that get passed to the kernel are not set correctly. In your case I can see you have some missing.

Near the top of the readme for 2.6.31 it says:
# This is a mainline Linux Kernel and you must set
# the mainlineLinux and arcNumber env variables in U-Boot
# and change the bootargs for a successful boot.
# setenv mainlineLinux yes
# setenv arcNumber 2097

You need to set these.
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Hardware Changes in newer versions on: September 22, 2009, 07:55:32 PM
I have an old one and a new one. The USB is right next to the ethernet on the old one and about an inch away on the new one.
5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: uBoot 3.4.19? on: September 22, 2009, 07:34:24 PM
Yes, those are the instructions for 3.4.16, I was asking about 3.4.19.

It turns out that the instructions are almost the same (replace 3.4.16 with 3.4.19) however the zip file at
does not include u-boot-1.1.4.tar.bz2 so you need to download SheevaPlug_U-Boot1.2 from:
and extract u-boot-1.1.4.tar.bz2 then follow the instructions.

I have successfully compiled it on the plug using gcc 4.2.3 from optware ipkg.

Of course, if I had read the release notes from
I would have found the instructions. How does that saying go? RTFM  Smiley
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / uBoot 3.4.19? on: September 21, 2009, 05:00:30 AM
I found the latest marvell uboot here:
but I couldn't find the build instructions. Has anyone succeeded in building it?
Thanks, Ian
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Anyone running MythTV? on: September 18, 2009, 06:57:23 PM
Have you seen this page:
The statistics are for today and he is running a lot more than mythTV.
8  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Install USB printer on: September 17, 2009, 04:27:24 AM
p910nd is in the optware ipkg repositories. I haven't tried it but I would be interested to know if it works.
9  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Power Plug rev 1.3 j6 uart and j7 on: September 05, 2009, 07:01:18 PM
Yes, the four spring screws hold an aluminium plate.
10  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Power Plug rev 1.3 j6 uart and j7 on: September 02, 2009, 11:09:03 AM
I found the four rubber feet easy to remove with finger and thumb and then unscrew the four phillips head screws in holes the feet were in.
11  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Power Plug rev 1.3 j6 uart and j7 on: September 02, 2009, 04:18:10 AM
I opened my plug as a result of this thread. Mine was shipped July 28th and is the "Power Plug rev 1.3". I wonder when they started shipping this revision and how many revisions have they shipped?
12  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: mkimage on: August 24, 2009, 07:21:50 PM
You can also download it from here:

If you don't feel like going through the process of compiling your own mkimage, you can download the one I've already made here. http://computingplugs.com/files/mkimage.bz2
13  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Native kernel compile? on: August 23, 2009, 10:27:19 AM
Just a quick update.

I was finally able to compile a working kernel using gcc 4.2.3. It was compiled on a Pogoplug using the optware ipkg toolchain.
14  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Update u-boot and boot hangs at "done, booting the kernel" on: August 14, 2009, 06:52:51 PM
Well I finally understand why boot hangs at "done, booting the kernel" after updating the uboot, at least in my case.

The Pogoplug has 256MB ram and the sheevaplug has 512MB ram. Uboot apparently has the ram size hard coded in it. The net result is that the kernel is trying to use non-existent ram when a sheevaplug uboot is loaded onto a Pogoplug.

Hope this helps somebody.
15  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Hardware Abstraction Layer (hal) package breaking in Ubuntu on: August 14, 2009, 01:00:53 PM
Have you seen this?
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