getting error while trying to flash my neo freerunner
michael at openmoko.org
Thu Sep 4 21:32:34 CEST 2008
> Am Donnerstag, den 04.09.2008, 11:11 -0700 schrieb Michael Shiloh:
>> Detructor wrote:
>>> I've used the command out of the wiki...for example
>>> "sudo ./dfu-util -a rootfs -R -D ./Om2008.8-gta02-20080904.rootfs.jffs2"
>>> I'm using the standard terminal from gnome
>>> Hey guys,
>>> I hope you can help me, I've the following problem:
>>> When I try to flash the neo on my laptop I get a
>>> "Starting download: [dfu_download error -71"
>>> sometimes the download starts and then I get the error.
>>> When I get the neo in June, I could flash it without getting this error.
>>> My operating system: Ubuntu 8.04.1
>>> I ask here, because I can't find anything about this error in the www
>>> (only 3 entries in google and none of it helps).
>>> hope for help
>>> What command line did you use? One cause of this error is when you give
>>> the wrong argument to dfu-util, e.g. -a u-boot while flashing a kernel
>> And is your u-boot a recent version? Although if it's not it will be
>> hard to update until we solve this problem.
>> Does this problem persist for kernel and u-boot too?
>> Can you check the integrity of the image you're trying to flash with md5sum?
>> support mailing list
>> support at lists.openmoko.org
> -> yep for kernel, too. but with some luck I got the kernel flashed (I
> tried it 20 times, than it was flashed ;))
> -> nope I never flashed u-boot and yep it is the correct image (md5 is
This could be the cause of your trouble. Your u-boot may be quite out of
By the way, have you tried flashing with the NOR u-boot? If that works,
I would recommend you right away flash a new u-boot into NAND, then use
that new u-boot to flash your kernel and rootfs.
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