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1  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Trouble following "Boot USB" wiki on: April 30, 2009, 04:00:46 AM
did you ever discover how to fix this ? I have the same problem now.
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Reflashing a bricked U-Boot on: April 28, 2009, 09:14:00 PM
Hi all I fixed this

It was suggested I press the big red button before and after flashing. I did this and first attempt got me uboot flashed and working. I would add it to the wiki if this was confirmed by somebody whon knows what the big red button is for.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Reflashing a bricked U-Boot on: April 28, 2009, 07:24:33 PM
Not at the time but as soon as I couldn't ssh in over the ethernet I connected the mini usb. I had used this many times so I knew that my setup should work. I then found that I could no longer connect Sad 

I have since followed the instructions on the wiki to use openocd to reflash uboot initially it looked like it worked (see output below) but I still can not connect via the mini usb.  Also if this is any indication of anything happening/not happening the blue led no longer lights up.

here is the openocd output :-

eric$ openocd -f /usr/local/lib/openocd/board/sheevaplug.cfg -c init -c sheevaplug_reflash_uboot
Open On-Chip Debugger 1.0 (2009-04-29-00:01) svn:1555M


BUGS? Read http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/openocd/trunk/BUGS


$URL: svn://svn.berlios.de/openocd/trunk/src/openocd.c $
3000 kHz
dcc downloads are enabled
Info : JTAG tap: feroceon.cpu tap/device found: 0x20a023d3 (Manufacturer: 0x1e9, Part: 0x0a02, Version: 0x2)
Info : JTAG Tap/device matched
Error: unknown EmbeddedICE version (comms ctrl: 0x00000018)
Warn : no telnet port specified, using default port 4444
Warn : no gdb port specified, using default port 3333
Warn : no tcl port specified, using default port 6666
target state: halted
target halted in ARM state due to debug-request, current mode: Supervisor
cpsr: 0x000000d3 pc: 0xffff0000
MMU: disabled, D-Cache: disabled, I-Cache: disabled
0 0 1 0: 00052078
NAND flash device 'NAND 512MiB 3,3V 8-bit' found
successfully erased blocks 0 to 4 on NAND flash device 'NAND 512MiB 3,3V 8-bit'
wrote file uboot.bin to NAND flash 0 up to offset 0x00073000 in 84.556076s






 
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Reflashing a bricked U-Boot on: April 28, 2009, 11:44:24 AM
I dont have a working uboot. The plug ran for 2-3 days then for 2-3 more with a sd card mounted as root. during this time I had access to uboot and a terminal via the serial port with no problems. Today I looked at dmesg and saw all thes JFFS2 errors. I rebooted and nothing came up no uboot and no blue light on the end. 
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Reflashing a bricked U-Boot on: April 28, 2009, 09:19:55 AM
tried this to see if it would work it and ended up with a bricked uboot. Strange because it does say it is writing to NAND etc but then when I reboot I cant get uboot on the serial terminal and only the green light is on not the blue one. Anybody have any ideas on what I try next ?
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Plug computer to support non US powerpoints? on: April 24, 2009, 10:42:26 AM
Hi you guys in Europe. I just got my plug no problem with 240V and 50Hz. You just plug in the cable and it works
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Instructions: Getting the serial console to work on a MAC on: April 24, 2009, 10:11:46 AM
note that it's the B channel, not the A

Yes, I tried this and it does work for me.  The 2303 driver stuff mentioned in the wiki does not work on my Mac Mini intel box, though...it loads the drivers but does not recognize the ports.

I'm still looking for a FreeBSD solution though, as listed here http://openplug.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=39.0


The 2303 driver stuff from the wiki work if you do exactly the same thing to its Info.plist 

I tried it first and got it to work then came across this later.
8  General Category / General Discussion / Minix 3 to Arm port. on: April 13, 2009, 11:53:43 PM
Hi

When my SheevaPlug arrives I intend trying a Minix 3 to Arm port. Is anybody else interested ?

Regards

Eric

9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: FreeBSD in Flash ? on: April 04, 2009, 07:52:36 PM
That should work fine.  Keep in mind I tend to exaggerate the problems with flash.  With any MMC based flash system you have about 10^3 writeblock operations before things start failing.  That's quite a bit.

Also the best flash devices now have wear leveling built into the hardware.
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: FreeBSD in Flash ? on: April 04, 2009, 03:07:49 AM
I'm intrerested in this too.  Looks fairly straightforward.  http://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSDMarvell

--ron

There is still some work to get FreeBSD to boot from local storage. Even more to get it to boot from NAND. Booting from USB or SD card should be achievable fairly easily but I am not sure how to boot from NAND
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Hardware/Software Improvements for the plug on: March 30, 2009, 02:23:22 AM
I would be adding X10 for home automation. Not a lot of extra hardware is required to do this and could probably done in the same form factor.
Also on the automation front adding an I2C bus should be straight forward and again probably could fit in the same form factor
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Received yours yet? on: March 30, 2009, 02:17:12 AM


I got the same email, but was also told I would be sent a fedex tracking number when it shipped. I hope they where not on that plane from China to Japan that crashed and burnt last week !!!

13  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Plug computer to support non US powerpoints? on: March 25, 2009, 06:21:48 PM
Hi

Look at the images at http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/gallery.html

One shows that us Australians will be ok using a standard lead.  The unit is labeled to use 240v and it takes one of those figure 8 type leads.

I have one on order already but it seems they wont be shipping for a few days.

Regards

lamestllama
14  General Category / General Discussion / FreeBSD in Flash ? on: March 25, 2009, 07:38:42 AM
Hi

I notice that FreeBSD can be run on a Sheevaplug. Has anybody got any idea how one would get it into flash memory ? I dont think that FreeBSD supports jffs2 and I dont see the version of uboot in the sheevaplug working without it.

Regards

Lamestllama
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