which SHR image

Fernando Martins fernando at cmartins.nl
Mon Jan 12 18:39:28 CET 2009

Very much appreciated, thanks.

the obvious suggestion for the right person would be to have your reply 
as a readme file in the folder...


Helge Hafting wrote:
> Fernando Martins wrote:
>> I would like to try SHR but there are plenty of images in SHR image 
>> folder. Which files should I get for flashing?
> The latest is what you want, but of course there are several "latest" 
> images too. At this time of writing, the latest is dated dec.16 and 
> dec.17.  The images dated dec.17 don't seem to be newer, the upload
> must have happened around midnight.
> Some of them are described here:
> http://trac.shr-project.org/trac/wiki/Get Started
> This describes the difference between the "lite" image and
> the image that isn't "lite". Basically, "lite" has fewer apps.
> So most users don't want "lite", unless they want it as a basis
> for customization.
> Images with "gta02" in them are for the neo freerunner, images
> with "gta01" in them are for the older neo 1973.
> Images with very short names, such as
> "shr-image-om-gta02.jffs2" are just links to images with longer names.
> See the file sizes to see just which ones.
> Files with "rootfs" in their names are root file systems (contains
> standard linux software and distribution apps). This gives you three
> files to choose from for a freerunner, assuming you don't want "lite":
> openmoko-shr-image-glibc-ipk--20081216-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2
> openmoko-shr-image-glibc-ipk--20081216-om-gta02.rootfs.jffs2.summary 
> openmoko-shr-image-glibc-ipk--20081215-om-gta02.rootfs.tar.gz
> The ".tar.gz" file is not an image for flashing. It is simply an archive
> with all the files. It is useful in that you can extract the
> files on a pc easily. You may then copy single files to the freerunner
> in order to fix a botched customization without having to reflash. If 
> you have customized over several weeks, then perhaps you don't want to 
> reflash and start from scratch.
> Both of the other two works. The "summary" file is slightly bigger, but 
> is preferable. I have no idea why - but was told so.
> You also need a linux kernel image, in addition to the root file system.
> Kernel images all start with "uImage". The name contain "gta01" or
> "gta02", depending on what phone they are for. Simply get the
> newest that is correct for your phone.
> You may also want a "modules" file. If you get one, get the one
> that matches your kernel. If your kernel has "oe03" and "gta02" in
> the name, then so should the module file. The "git" part of the
> name should match too. Modules are extra drivers.  You don't
> need them right away, I haven't bothered yet. You may need them if you 
> want to do something slightly unusal, such as connecting USB devices
> to the phone.
> module files aren't images for flashing, you unpack them on the phone
> using linux commands, after you have the SHR image running normally.
> Helge Hafting
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