[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] 770 stopped booting

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Tue Aug 8 18:02:16 EEST 2006

you may try my initfs hack with onscreen boot menu (IT2006 only)
http://fanoush.webpark.cz/maemo/#initfs which allows you to boot from 
mmc card with ext2 partition. With working device booted from mmc you 
can see what is wrong and try to mount root partition in internal flash 
and backup. If you don't have backup on mmc now you may try to extract 
root jffs2 image from fiasco .bin image via flasher and then extract it 
on linux box to RS-MMC card (to second partition if you use my hack, 
first is regular FAT) and boot clean system temporarily.

Well in fact you don't need my initfs hack at all if you make one big 
(ext2 or 3?) partition on the card and set root device to 'mmc' via 
flasher. Due to jffs2 compression you need at least 128MB partition on 
RS-MMC card for root filesystem to fit.

One question, if R&D is enabled on your device, do you see the green 
text with kernel version and other stuff before it hangs? If not, there 
may be problem with initfs or bootloader so mmc boot won't work too.


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