backing up rootfs fails - after 40m FreeRunner continues booting
frazier.cameron at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 21:39:03 CEST 2009
On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Bram Mertens <mertensb.mazda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Cameron Frazier
> <frazier.cameron at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 2:03 PM, Bram Mertens <mertensb.mazda at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Have you tried using NeoTool ? It's always worked quite well for
>> me, and the backing up process avoids dfu-util.
>>  http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/NeoTool
> I have tried to use it before when I initially went to pick up the
> device but never succeeded, probably because we were using the wrong
> And the instructions seemed clear enough to use the command line utility.
> The current problems/questions would have arisen with NeoTool anyway,
> looks like I made a mistake when rebooting the device.
> So when you have flashed the U-Boot with NeoTool, how do you proceed?
> Unplug it first, power down, then boot again or use the boot menu to
> reboot? And did you boot the device normally or immediately into NOR
> or NAND?
> The display still shows the openmoko logo, guess I'll have to hard
> reset it though I hope that won't break anything...
I've always just:
- powered down, which the FR seems to do on it's own once u-boot times out
- unplug the usb, as I've found that leaving it in will cause hangs
similar to what your seeing
(oddly I don't have this issue with the AC adapter)
- turn on pre normal procedure (power button for 8-10 sec)
I use NeoTool most times since I like the backup method (having had
numerous problems with dfu-util backups) and it helps to ensure I'm
not throwing improper commands when I flash. I have little faith in
the user on my end.
Hope that helps.
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