Can't Boot Qtopia from microSD

Mike Montour mail at
Wed Aug 6 18:38:55 CEST 2008

Andy Green wrote:

> setenv bootcmd  mmcinit \; ext2load mmc 2 0x32000000 uImage.bin \;
> setenv bootargs \${mtdparts} rootfstype=ext2 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2
> console=ttySAC2,115200 loglevel=4 init=/sbin/init \; bootm 0x32000000 ; boot
> Notice on ext2load the first number is the partition index it should
> use, counting from 1.

Minor correction - the parameter for ext2load and fatload is 
<device>:<partition>, so partition 2 would be "ext2load mmc 1:2 ...". 
IIRC this is documented in the online help for "fatload" but not for 

For troubleshooting you can also run "mmcinit; ext2ls mmc 1:2 /" from 
the u-boot console to make sure that u-boot is able to access the 
partition, and to see what files are on the card. There is also a 
"fatls" command to look at a VFAT partition.

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