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Author Topic: Debian installer on Dreamplug doesn't generate uImage and uInitrd  (Read 1948 times)
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« on: September 24, 2013, 12:11:47 PM »

Hallo,

i followed Cyrius Guide for Debian installation on dreamplug:

http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/install/

I have used an USB-stick to provide installation uImage and uInitrd in order to install debian to an SD card. A /boot ext2 partition has been created but remains empty after finishing installation. I would expect the new generated uImage and uInitrd to be copied there... At least that is implied in the guide.

Is there any log file which i could check for a root cause?

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 12:40:26 PM »

Enclosed is a snippet of the /var/log/installer/syslog related to uImage:

Sep 23 21:57:20 in-target: Unpacking u-boot-tools (from .../u-boot-tools_2012.04.01-2_armel.deb) ...
Sep 23 21:57:20 in-target: Processing triggers for man-db ...
Sep 23 21:57:24 in-target: Setting up u-boot-tools (2012.04.01-2) ...
Sep 23 21:57:28 in-target: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-4-kirkwood
Sep 23 21:57:38 in-target: flash-kernel: installing version 3.2.0-4-kirkwood
Sep 23 21:57:39 in-target: Generating kernel u-boot image...
Sep 23 21:57:39 in-target: done.
Sep 23 21:57:39 kernel: [ 5519.167084] EXT2-fs (sda1): error: can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sda1.
Sep 23 21:57:39 kernel: [ 5519.167713] FAT-fs (sda1): utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!
Sep 23 21:57:39 in-target: Taking backup of uImage.
Sep 23 21:57:39 in-target: Installing new uImage.
Sep 23 21:57:39 in-target: Generating initramfs u-boot image...
Sep 23 21:57:40 in-target: done.
Sep 23 21:57:40 in-target: Taking backup of uInitrd.
Sep 23 21:57:40 in-target: Installing new uInitrd.
Sep 23 21:57:40 in-target: Taking backup of dtb.
Sep 23 21:57:40 in-target: Installing new dtb.

The only error seems to be that the system can't find an ext2 filesystem on /dev/sda1...
Does anybody has an idea why?

Thanks in advance for any hint

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 01:30:47 PM »

I checked printenv and debian installation for both the SD card used for installation is listed in SDB. So SDA is obviously wrong. Does anybody know how i can fix this? Or does the debian installation only support the installation to the dreamplug microSD which would be SDA?

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 03:05:20 PM »

Does anybody know how i can tweak the debian installer to install uImage to SDB2 instead of SDA2? Or how i could initiate this from the rescue console?

Thanks for any comments

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 03:54:26 AM »

So i have had a try with the internal microSD (2GB /dev/sda). It is working - Debian is booting now from /dev/sda... But i prefer to use the SD Card (16GB /dev/sdb). Does anybody know how to accomplish that?

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