Getting Started

7150 linux.1 at
Sat Oct 20 01:02:57 CEST 2007

7150 wrote:
> 7150 wrote:
>> andy selby wrote:
>>>>> I have now flashed rootfs twice. The process seems to work, but on boot
>>>>> I stop at Net: registered protocol family 1 fork failed for JFFS2
>>>>> garbage collect thread: 513
>>>>> VFS: Mounted root (jffs2 filesystem). Freeing init memory: 108K
>>>>> I cannot turn the Neo off. It will stop if I take the battery out :)
>>>>> Of course, I don't know what I should be seeing.
>>>>> George
>>> Type into your pc
>>> screen /dev/ttyACM0
>>> and at the prompt type nand erase rootfs
>>> to clear the rootfs from the neo and install a new one.
>>> what probably happened is that you wrote a large rootfs and then a
>>> smaller on over it, the neo doesn't like this.
> I did this and installed a new file system
> (OpenMoko-openmoko-devel-image-glibc-ipk-P1-September-Snapshot-20070917-fic-gta01.rootfs.jffs2).
> I think it's happier, but I still have issues (I don't mind right now,
> I'm just trying to see how this thing works).
> As I understand it, the rootfs file does not contain the Linux operating
> system. I'll be looking at the wiki, but how do I replace the os now
> that I have a good file system?
> Thanks!
> George
OK, I replaced the os with: uImage-

That was easy, but it results in endless scrolling on the Neo screen.

I can reliably get into U-boot and I think I know how to flash now. I
just need to find files that will run.  Enough for today.  I'll hit it
again tomorrow.


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