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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Long pause to mount root during boot on: May 17, 2009, 07:55:50 PM
I might have to take a look at that. btw, it is slow whether clean or dirty
2  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc6 new release on: May 17, 2009, 07:26:36 PM
I'm having serious issues with an external hdd that is formatted ext3. The drive works fine with my desktop ubuntu box. If I try to create a dir:

end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 250871817
EXT3-fs error (device sda1): read_inode_bitmap: Cannot read inode bitmap - block_group = 957, inode_bitmap = 31358977
EXT3-fs error (device sda1) in ext3_new_inode: IO failure
Aborting journal on device sda1.
journal commit I/O error

I ended up wiping the drive cause i thought something else was wrong. What are we to do with this  Grin

Anyone else?


EDIT2: I think I may have figured out the problem. This particular USB to IDE device is 14cd:6600 Super Top USB 2.0 IDE DEVICE. There was a bug in the kernel prior to 2.6.20 (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.17/+bug/81059). So it is fixed in my x86 version of Ubuntu, but perhaps the fix never made it into the ARM port? I verified the error occurs with the stock SheevaPlug kernel 2.6.28, so it is not related to this kernel.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Received yours yet? on: May 17, 2009, 04:40:57 PM
Ordered: 4/10/2009 (CC charged right away)
Received: 5/16/2009


4  General Category / General Discussion / Long pause to mount root during boot on: May 17, 2009, 04:39:04 PM
When booting the sheeva hangs for about 15-20 seconds while it is booting, then prints:

VFS: Mounted root (jffs2 filesystem) on device 31:1.

Is jffs2 that slow to mount? Any tips to improve this?


5  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30-rc6 new release on: May 17, 2009, 04:11:13 PM
Just installed the rc6 kernel and got this error, is this something i should just delete with the new kernel?

fat: version magic ' mod_unload ARMv5 ' should be '2.6.30-rc6 preempt mod_unload ARMv5 '
insmod: error inserting '/boot/fat.ko': -1 Invalid module format

EDIT: Nevermind, I forgot to change the /etc/rc.local file after latest ubuntu blast!

6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: did a resetenv, now how to restore various args so it boots from internal memory on: May 17, 2009, 03:48:22 PM
I'm pretty sure you have to use the mac address with periods not colons or the env won't take.


instead of:

7  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: USB recovery failure on: May 17, 2009, 11:40:37 AM
I can confirm that with u-boot-rd88f6281Sheevaplug_400db_nand.bin I was unable to use any of my USB thumb drives 256MB, 1GB, 4GB in either ext2/ext3 or fat32 and successfully boot the flashware.img.

However as soon as i formatted one of them to fat16 (even though the filenames were truncated in the mount), uBoot loaded the image fine.

So I now have recovered my SheevaPlug after being hit with the "unable to login" issue.

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