How to set console to USB on Freerunner

Werner Almesberger werner at
Mon Jun 2 20:35:33 CEST 2008

[ Processing mails accumulated during my vacation ... ]

Michael Shiloh wrote:
> The Freerunner bootloader menu does not offer a "set serial to USB"
> option.

If it's properly installed, there should be a "Set console to USB"
and a "Set console to serial" option in the boot menu. (Works both
for NAND and NOR.)

> For GTA01 when flashing an image smaller than the previous one with early
> versions of the boot loader it was necessary to erase the NAND partition
> first. Is this still necessary?

This was for partitions containing a JFFS2 file system. Harald
fixed this bug a looong time ago.

- Werner

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