Newbie - Installing SHR on FreeRunner

Jörg König noisybit at
Sun Dec 6 02:34:25 CET 2009

Hi folks!

  To make it short. Let me know if this is the wrong lists to post
following question. Perhaps you can point me to the right list?

  I just recently bought a used FreeRunner. And now I want to play
around, especially I would like to try out different distributions. When
I got it, it had hackable:1 on it. Now I'm trying to install SHR on it.
I found a description for the installation process here:
It seems I didn't get it right. I downloaded the uSD card image. I was
able to write is on the uSD card and I also could boot the first time.
After a reboot, it stucks, saying: 
"Unknown boot option `g-ether.host_addr=00:1F:11:01:0B:A3`: ignoring"

  I *think* I was supposed to unpack the kernel and the modules too.
Perhaps I also had to use `dfu-util` to write a new bootloader. However,
what I'm trying to say is that the documentation is not that clear to me
in that point. Since I want to use a uSD card, I concluded that I had to
download uImage-xx, `full-om-gta02.tar.gz` and finally the modules. 

  The big question mark I have is when to apply the modules? Shouldn't I
unpack them on the uSD card too? The documentation is mentioning to
unpack them on the FreeRunner. Isn't it then too late?

  For me it would be a good help to have a step by step tutorial with as
few "if"s as possible. Can somebody give me a hint to such a tutorial?

  Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for any documentation! I know how it
feels to work on assumptions how things work. 

I'm grateful for any hint! Looking forward to continue tweaking my
little device.  :-)


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