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31  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheevaplug not keeping time for even a minute on: September 13, 2010, 09:45:04 AM
You are probably running a new A1 revision cpu with an old kernel
32  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Bad SD card slot on: September 13, 2010, 09:43:22 AM
Have you tested more than 1 SD card, so you know if the problem comes from the sheevaplug or the SD card?

33  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Virtual Machine for GuruPlug development on: September 12, 2010, 02:40:31 PM
I have verified the downloaded files, and extracted the Virtual Machine from within. I've taken a brief look at the VM, but only enough to establish that I'm not using the appropriate host software to provide the USB / JTAG connection. I'm also suffering from a severe lack of hard drive space, so I'm not in a position to investigate to any great extent at this time.

However, I will begin uploading the files (in the same format that they have been provided thus far) to New IT web space tomorrow morning. I will publish the URLs once the uploads are complete (on Tuesday, most likely).
34  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Virtual Machine for GuruPlug development on: September 10, 2010, 04:11:46 PM
Ok. Just re-uploaded the first part to FileDropper again so that link should be good again for the moment. Link is (for ease of reference): http://www.filedropper.com/guruplughostjune2010zip

Marcus, if you'd like to host it at New IT that would be awesome.

Thank you very much for re-uploading. I got 2 truncated downloads, but third time was a charm. I'll try it out and have a think about the best way to host (ie as a single file, or in the multiple parts) on the New IT website, and post a link here.
35  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Virtual Machine for GuruPlug development on: August 27, 2010, 04:09:14 PM
I'm a bit late to the party, and I only have the truncated version of file number 1. If I could get hold of it, I can provide a permanent home on the New IT website.


To clarify, I believe I have healthy copies of files 2-4, but not file #1.
36  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Problems with booting shevaplug / installing debian on: August 27, 2010, 09:46:22 AM
I'm having the same issue. My rootfs worked fine on the older models, but I got 12 new sheevaplugs and now I have this issue with al of them. I contacted globalscale about the issue and they said the CPU has changed. I'm thinking I need to use a differen't kernal now.

Do you have the problem still, and did you check your plugs to determine the cpu revision?

I have been working on flashing the new cpu versions and although I have made significant progress by creating a suitable kernel and tinkering with the installer process, I'm not quite there yet.
37  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheevaplug installer - version 1.0 on: August 15, 2010, 10:08:33 AM
fixed. I replaced KernelModules.tar.gz and Kernelimage uImage by the most recent ones found here (Version http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/ started runme.php again and voila: alive and kickin. Thanks anyway!

Best Regards,


Markus -

Possibly you had a newer revision cpu; I got the same symptoms running the installer on the A1 cpu plugs that we just received.
38  General Category / General Discussion / Re: SheevaPlug or GuruPlug? on: June 13, 2010, 07:02:32 AM
If you wish to change the way the plugcomputer boots (eg from a different device) you'll need a JTAG connection (which is built in to the Sheevaplug, external for the Guruplug) to change the "environment variables" - like the BIOS on a desktop PC.

The multiboot version offered by NewIT is a a plug that has been preconfigured with settings suitable for booting from SD card or (failing that) the internal NAND. You can use the information available here to configure the plug in exactly the same way, if you think that you would enjoy that learning experience.

"Developer kit" doesn't mean anything except to describe the device as a whole; Globalscale seem to envisage that their customers will be OEMs who buy "development kits" as preparation for a customised / different end-user product. Maybe some are, maybe there are more individuals who have bought a plugcomputer for their own private purposes without the idea of developing an end-user retail product.
39  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Sheeva Install problems on: May 28, 2010, 12:35:47 PM
In ubuntu, I log in as root and try to run the PHP scripts with 'php runme.php nand' and it tells me I have to be root.  I AM ROOT!  I also try from an account and use Sudo,  and it says You Must Use Root.

Newest version of Ubuntu does this. Probably a change to PHP. You can hack the runme.php script to remove that particular test.
40  General Category / General Discussion / Re: PHP error when trying to install SheevaPlug Installer v1.0 on: May 09, 2010, 06:10:18 AM
So you are executing on an Ubuntu 10.04 host, as root?

FWIW, I just tried (on my own Ubuntu 10.04) using sudo, and got the same errors. Presumably this is down to a change in PHP.
41  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Bad erase block? on: May 05, 2010, 10:13:32 AM
The most number of bad blocks that I have seen is 19. I've seen about five plugs with 10+ bad blocks; but most are in the area of 3-5. "Only" 1 bad block is good.
42  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Can't install get installers to talk to the Sheeva on: April 15, 2010, 03:49:04 PM

The Sheeva has been running well and I now have Misterhouse working on the plug. I did notice that while booting the Sheeva complains about the following:

NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xec, Chip ID: 0xdc (Samsung NAND 512MiB 3,3V 8-bit)
Scanning device for bad blocks
Bad eraseblock 2122 at 0x000010940000
Bad eraseblock 2500 at 0x000013880000

I think explains the trouble with using the JTAG from the command line. So is this permanent or something that can be fixed?

Bad blocks is perfectly normal. 2 is fewer than average; most have 3-5 bad blocks; the most I've seen was 19 IIRC.
43  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Can't install get installers to talk to the Sheeva on: April 05, 2010, 02:37:54 AM
Argh! The machine boots and loads the image but once done is printed poof nada, nothing, zilch. Any suggestions?

Re-run and post the output from the host.

Bad Magic Number

Any ideas?

Your procedure part worked. And part didn't work. The host output and environment variables will help us to understand what happened.
44  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: HowTo recompile sheeva.with-linux.com kernel on: March 24, 2010, 11:19:05 AM
Use the patches from sheeva.with-linux.com with the procedure described here:

45  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: U-Boot update issue on: March 23, 2010, 12:53:51 PM
Try uboot-sata-090903.bin from here
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