[Debian] Problem with qi and sd-card

Paul Fertser fercerpav at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 22:30:44 CET 2008


Fox Mulder <Quakeman1 at gmx.net> writes:
> Paul Fertser wrote:
>> Fox Mulder <Quakeman1 at gmx.net> writes:
>>> And another thing is that i don't know how to switch to nand booting
>>> when powerup my freerunner. At the moment i only use debian from
>>> sd-card, but for testing purpose i have 2008.12 installed on nand. But
>>> now with qi i can't boot from nand as long as i have my sd-card put it.
>>> I think i read somewhere that it is possible to skip a boot partition in
>>> qi but i can't find it anymore. :/
>> Press AUX while you see the red LED (first time). FR will vibrate to
>> indicate it skips this boot possibility and will switch to the next
>> one.
> After i power up with the POWER button the red led flashes shortly and
> it vibrated one short time without any interaction from my side. Maybe
> this comes from the fact that my first bootable partition is the second
> one on sd-card. 

Yes, that's correct.

> But when i press the AUX button the red led flashes
> again but it didn't vibrate and still boots from sd-card.
> Is there any specific time frame in which i have to press the AUX
> button?

I think you have to press the button during the read.  The red led
will be turned on trying to mount partition, turned off on error of
any kind (with vibration) or on starting of kernel pull, turned on
again after the kernel is fully loaded to memory, turned off just
before starting the kernel.

> And is there any better documentation to the possible qi functions than
> in the wiki because it lacks for example the whole AUX button
> functionality?

Qi source, of course ;)

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