[debian] problems with debian and u-boot

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 01:05:55 CEST 2009

2009/4/14 Rask Ingemann Lambertsen <rask at sygehus.dk>:
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 12:33:52PM +1200, Robin Paulson wrote:
>> now, when i try to start it, either by pressing the power button
>> alone, or going through the nand menu, i get an error about 'wrong
>> format' of a partition. i'm assuming this is to do with the fat/ext
>> issue for the kernel, but as i followed the instructions to use an ext
>> partition, i'm not sure what's wrong. it feels like i'm missing
>> something silly - i got this working last year
>   Make sure the kernel is on a partition completely below 4 GB or use a
> U-Boot built with this patch:
> https://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/openmoko-kernel/2009-March/009573.html

agh, that's why. it was on an 8gb partition.....

i must have missed that in the debian documentation/om wiki

>   FWIW, even with the above patch, I'm having no success getting U-Boot to
> read a kernel from a 1 GB partition starting at 6 GB. I'm trying to debug
> it, though.

using qi now, but not tried to boot debian yet. cheers rask

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