Need help flashing my freerunner for the first time
fernando at cmartins.nl
Sat Feb 21 11:48:03 CET 2009
Adam Jimerson wrote:
> I just got my freerunner today and when I have been trying to flash it
> with OM 2008.12 now that it is charged (comparing my Home and the
> images on the wiki I don't even think it came with 2007 installed),
> according to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Flashing I should not set
> up a usb0 connection but dfu-util doesn't seem to be working with it.
> The "dfu-util -l" only sees it half the time and when I try to backup
> the Kernel with "dfu-util -a kernel -R -U good-kernel.img" the
> freerunner just times out. The host that I am using is openSUSE 11.1.
Intermittent errors typically point out to hardware problems. I guess
you are using a new USB cable from the OM package, so try connecting it
to a different USB port / computer. Anyway I also had some unreliability
issues with the USB connection, including device not found and flashes
with errors. One aspect is that the order of connecting seems important:
that is, connect one end of the cable, switch on OM to boot from NOR
flash, connect the other end of the cable.
Do not reboot with the cable linked: it has always locked with me.
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