problem booting to NOR?

Michael Shiloh michael at
Wed Jul 23 18:17:10 CEST 2008

Steve Leung wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 08:40:55AM -0700, Michael Shiloh wrote:
>> Steve, did Al's advice help?
> Unfortunately, no.  Looks like this phone has been bitten by this bug, 
> since all of the evidence matches up:
> I'm just not sure what I can do about it - I haven't got a debug board, 
> and I wasn't really planning on buying one.  
> This morning, it occurred to me that I might be able to throw in an SD 
> card to boot off of, which would allow me to flash NAND, but without a 
> safety net of NOR flash to use, I'll have to proceed carefully.
> Either way, this is still kind of crummy.  Is there any information on 
> how widespread this problem is, and is there anything official that 
> Openmoko can do about it?

I agree, this is crummy. We're looking into it, although obviously the 
GPS issue last week took most of our resources. I think progress is 
being discussed on the kernel list if you are curious, but we will 
certainly post our solution here, once we figure out what that is.


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