Need help flashing my freerunner for the first time

Fernando Martins fernando at
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 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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