how to upgrade 2008.8 kernel
billk at iinet.net.au
Wed Aug 13 04:59:22 CEST 2008
Its no longer recommended to flash kernels separately from the rootfs.
The reason is the kernel is now modular and the modules, which are
intimately tied to the kernel are on the rootfs.
This in fact could be the cause of some of the problems you are seeing.
so upgrade via opkg, or flash both together.
Question: in the daily build directory, there is often a "modules*.tgz"
file - are these the kernel modules? - can they be manually unpacked,
run depmod and be ok?
The daily build directories really need a README - would save a lot of
inane questions like this ...
On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 19:17 -0700, VictorSigma wrote:
> Upgrading the kernel is the same thing as
> flashing the kernel.
> the kernel files have the name "U-Image.....bin" in them. Pick one from the
> http://buildhost.openmoko.org/daily/freerunner/ daily-builds and flash it.
> The command should loo something like this....
> sudo ./dfu-util -a kernel -R -D qtUI.bin
> upgrading the kernel may solve some problems but may cause others. For
> instance it fixed my battery indicator but disabled ssh. Good luck.
> Peter Abplanalp wrote:
> > i've read some posts on support and community about some issues for which
> > the answer was "upgrade the kernel" however there were no definitive
> > instructions on how to do so. andy posted a link which he mentioned was
> > named incorrectly, etc. i've tried to run opkg update and the opkg
> > upgrade
> > but nothing gets upgraded.
> > so, i'm wondering how to upgrade my kernel. further, i wonder when the
> > opkg
> > feeds for 2008.8 might be setup such that opkg upgrade will keep my phone
> > up
> > to date.
> > thanks,
> > --
> > Peter Abplanalp
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