Joachim Ott jo.omsl at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 19 23:03:39 CEST 2008

2008/10/19 Joel Newkirk <freerunner at newkirk.us>

> > I haven't tried this yet, but when I've booted from SD (a bigger one than
> > the original 512 MB that's delivered with the FR), why shouldn't I be
> able
> > to erase and flash /dev/mtd kernel and rootfs like I'm doing with uboot
> > environment? I'll give it a try next time I've mashed up the Om2008.8
> that
> > I
> > have currently in NAND.
> Yes, if you've booted entirely off the SD card then changes to internal
> flash wouldn't hose your running environment. I've been imagining a flash
> util plus kernel in a uImage on SD, net result that you stuff the flash
> util uImage and the rootfs, kernel uImage or whatever on the SD with it,
> boot the FR from SD and it pops up the flash menu.

Now a GUI is a mini-overkill. It's just 2 commands, flash_eraseall and
nandwrite, from the shell prompt. You boot from SD (it's always good to have
a different distribution on the SD card), download the images and just flash
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