andy at openmoko.com
Fri Jan 30 12:47:56 CET 2009
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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| I would like to try switching to Qi.
| - There is no up-to-date release binary ? Latest I found is 18/12/08
| on http://people.openmoko.org/andy/
| And since even the wiki page http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Qi mentions
| features available after 18/01/09, I do not know if other infos in the
| wiki apply to this older Qi version.
That version is pretty much complete.
| - Qi tries the 3 first primary partitions, but does not recognize FAT.
| So if my first partition is FAT, it will try to boot on 2nd 3rd and
| 4th, or only 2-3 ?
| Anyway in my case my 4th partition is an extended one....
It'll try 1, 2 and 3 only.
| - is it possible to boot on an non-primary partition ?
No it only looks at 1, 2 and 3.
| At least leaving my kernel on a primary partition but rootfs on the
| extended partition : using boot parameter root=/dev/mmcblk0p5 ? ( as
| mentioned here http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Qi#.2Fboot-Partition )
That's not "the Qi way"... it wants to mount the filesystem where it got
the kernel from as the rootfs. That eliminates all the futzing around
with root= and difficulties updating kernel and modules in a rootfs
where just the kernel is disconnected from the rootfs.
| - via Aux button to swap the booting partition, can I force NAND boot
| ? (with the version I tried, I did not manage to do this)
If it doesn't find a kernel it likes from SD Card, it will fall back to
trying to boot one from NAND anyway.
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