power-on without battery!

Damien Thébault damien.thebault at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 09:26:04 CET 2008

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:35, Tony Berth <tonyberth at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I was trying to power-on my FR but having the battery removed and didn't
> succeed! Goes up to a point and then stops! Is a reason for that?

I'm able to boot it with powered only by the USB port and without battery.
This is very useful to write a new distro on the SD card since the SD
card is then
easily accessible (and I'm using this a lot to run gentoo on openmoko :p).

I only use it to boot a rather tiny system, no GSM, no WiFi, but ssh and X
are able to run.
Damien Thebault

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