Brand new sheevaplug owner here. I've been trying and trying to get my new plug to boot from a 4 GB class 6 SDHC card. I insert the card, then
mkfs -t ext2 /dev/mmcblk0p1
mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/sdcard
cp -axv / /mnt/sdcard (NOTE: this copy only takes about three minutes, not 10 to 15)
cp -axv /dev /mnt/sdcard/
Then looking around on the card, everything looks OK.
Then I follow the directions re: rebooting and stopping u-boot from booting. (I do this in PuTTY on a Dell Mini 9 running Ubuntu 9.10, if it matters.)
Then, as shown in the writeup, I paste in the line
setenv bootargs console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 rw ip=10.4.50.4:10.4.50.5:10.4.50.5:255.255.255.0:DB88FXX81:eth0:none
at the Marvell>> prompt, I hit enter, then enter "boot" (no quotes) and hit enter at the Marvell>> prompt, and the plug boots right up from the NAND flash. df after boot confirms this.
This is on a brand new sheevaplug running ubuntu 9.04 which was installed using ESIA. The distro came from the ESIA web page.
Any ideas what I'm missing/doing wrong?
Thank you for any help!