Making debian the default boot

Jonathan Schultz jonathan at
Thu Feb 4 13:49:37 CET 2010

Thanks for your thoughts. The problem with using Qi is that it can only 
go into NAND which still means you have to push the Aux button when you 
boot (and a 2nd time if there are file check errors).


Jose Luis Perez Diez wrote:
> A Dijous, 4 de de febrer de 2010 04:21:36, Jonathan Schultz va escriure:
>> Hello,
>> Since I only ever boot my freerunner under Debian I do get pretty sick
>> of having to play with the boot loader menu every time I boot. It's
>> especially painful when the freerunner has crashed to the boot process
>> does a disk check then (usually) reboots a 2nd time, requiring a 2nd
>> intervention with the boot load.
>> So, what I'd like to do is make the default boot (even using the NOR
>> boot loader, so the real factory default) start my Debian system. The
>> obvious way to do this seems to be to put a second boot loader into the
>> flash which then mounts the SD and boots from there.  But I have no idea
>> how to do this. Does anyone have any suggestions?
> I will put Qi in the NAND boot loader. 
> It's also possible to edit the environment of u-boot NAND from debian with 
> uboot-envedit and nandwrite as does (
> fso/files.git;a=blob;;hb=2ba63d015b032bc41ced7b02fa3f1232cf7dbcf9)
> but bear in mind that the default menu entry could boot with different vales 
> than in a menu-less boot. 
> It could also be edited from a PC using a cu,neocon,... when it is in the NAND 
> boot menu.
> The NOR u-boot and environ need of the debug board 
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