[GTA-04] multiboot with QtMoko/SHR

A.dre A.dre at net.HCC.nl
Tue Nov 13 17:43:05 CET 2012

Is it possible to prepare a SD-card for GTA-04 with multiple OS'es 
installed? (QtMoko and SHR in my case.)

I tried and did not succeed. I followed (in chronological order) 
[1](sd-card), [2](QtMoko) and [3](SHR) with result [4]

Different from [2] is that partition 4 is formatted as ext3 (instead of 
SWAP). This is the partition where I put SHR.
As I understand from [3] SHR does not mandate specific partitions to be 
installed on.

I tried QtMoko on partition 2 and SHR on p4. I never got SHR to boot.
   (QtMoko did boot.)
I tried SHR on partition 2 and another SHR on p4. I never got SHR to 
boot from p4.
   (SHR from p2 booted although I selected p4 during boot!)

Any ideas?
Should the partition with /boot reside below 2GB?
Is it mandatory to put QtMoko/rootfs on partition 2?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions,

(As I'm writing this email I see the number heads is 246 instead of the 
255 as in mentioned in [1]. I will give it another try.)

[1] http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/LinuxBootDiskFormat
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/qtmoko/files/GTA04/
[3] http://shr-project.org/trac/wiki/Devices/GTA04/InstallGuide
[4]$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb
Disk /dev/sdb: 7969 MB, 7969177600 bytes
246 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders, total 15564800 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          63      144584       72261    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdb2          144585     5284655     2570035+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb3         5284656    10424726     2570035+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdb4        10424727    15564797     2570035+  83  Linux

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