mkfs.vfat on 2007.02

arne anka openmoko at
Sat Jul 26 16:09:53 CEST 2008

> So, hypothetically, only one partition needs to be made.  A separate boot
> partition is no longer necessary, right?

well, i tried yesterday to install qtopia to an sd card.
while using one single partition ext3 and simply unpacking the tar  
(complete filesystem, not the jffs2/img tar from qtopia) the fr was unable  
to boot from the sd card (the error message disappears far to early to be  
able to jot it down).
i switched to vfat boot partition and ext2 for the filesystem and  
everytheng was fine -- except taht you nedd to put the uImage.bin directly  
into the boot partition, not a boot/ directory!

poses the question which u-boot it is that makes the fr booting from an  
ext3 sd card.

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