[GTA01 Qi] doku fuckup and SD-Boot problems

Tilman Baumann tilman at baumann.name
Mon Jan 5 12:56:17 CET 2009

I like to wrap this topic up.

First, any idea why booting from flash does not work for me neither with 
uboot or qi?

And second, as it looks like my Qi endeavour was futile, can I use the 
following command to go back to uboot?
nandwrite -p /dev/mtd0 $u-boot-image
Or is there some magic that needs to happen?

Tilman Baumann wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just flashed Qi and have two questions.
> First, http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Qi clearly states that the boot 
> menu via power+aux will still work.
> I was sceptical about how that should work since gta01 has no NOR flash. 
> But I trusted the source. Needless to say that there is no boot menu!
> Am I right in assuming that the wiki is just BS  in this regard?
> If that is so, I like to change the text to warn others.
> And, how can I get my device in DFU-Mode now? Am I right in assuming 
> that Qi has none?
> Does this mean that when I trash my rootfs I have no way to re-flash?
> How would I write a new bootloader (or whatever) to NAND via a running 
> system?
> And secondly. I did flash Qi because booting from SD with U-Boot as 
> described in the Wiki did not work for me.
> Somehow u-boot was not able to read the SD (8gb SDHC).
> (Sorry, I have no exact error message because I stopped debugging when 
> the USB console trashed my hosts USB subsystem)
> I thought maybe Qi does it right.
> I have a SD with one ext2 formated partition containing the rootfs and 
> /boot/append-GTA01 and /boot/uImage-GTA01.bin
> But it still always boots from NAND.
> I tried /boot/append-GTA01 with rootfstype=ext2 root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 but 
> this did not work either.
> Any ideas?
> PS: Remember GTA01! Some people seem to forget them. ;-)

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