[u-boot] Wrong image format for bootm command

Ian darkstarsword at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 20:40:52 CEST 2008

The issue is that somehow your u-boot environment, which is stored in
a separate partition to u-boot itself (and therefore not reset when
you flash u-boot), has been cleared. There's a solution here:


Let me know if you have any trouble - I did this myself (on purpose)
the other day, so it's still fairly fresh in my mind.


On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 6:42 AM, Matthew Lane <malane at purdue.edu> wrote:
> Hey,
> I'm having trouble booting my neo.  I can get into NOR flash, and NAND
> flash, but the NAND flash only supplies one option: the "Boot" command.
> This command prints a message saying "Wrong image format for the bootm
> command."
> I have grabbed the latest u-boot from:
>> http://downloads.openmoko.org/daily/gta02v5_and_up-u-boot.bin
> I have flashed this into my NAND using dfu-util from my NOR with no errors.
> My flash image is currently the FDOM image.  I was attempting to install
> debian on my uSD.  I updated to the latest uboot, configured it using a
> script provided at debian.org, and then booted into my flash image and
> proceeded to install debian.  The process halted after partitioning,
> which then advised to use 'cu' to add some environmental variables to
> booting.  After this, I rebooted and began receiving these errors.
> I currently cannot boot into anything.  I can log into NOR (which seems
> fine) but I am unable to flash a working NAND (Just that "boot" option).
> Thanks!
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