[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Nokia 770 NO LONGER BOOTS

From: Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Date: Sun Dec 11 21:08:06 EET 2005
Matthew P. Johnson schrieb:
> Hi all,
> I got my Nokia 770 a few days ago and was having trouble connecting to
> Wifi. Tech support told me to shut down, remove the battery, and
> restart. This was annoying, but it worked. While online, I installed a
> few apps (xterm, ssh, GAIM, etc.), and tried setting my path in
> /home/user/.profile to include the install directory, as well as \bin
> and . I didn't include \sbin, but my change to .profile didn't seem to
> have any effect anyway.
> The next day I had the wifi problem again, so I removed the battery
> and tried to restart. Now it fails to boot. The Nokia screen (not the
> hands, just the Nokia name) comes up and the progress bar starts
> moving, but at a certain (apparently random) point, the screen
> flashes, and the progress bar starts over, at the left. This continues
> to repeat until I remove the battery to turn it off.
> I called tech support again. They said they had never heard of this
> problem, and told me to exchange it at CompUSA, which is difficult for
> obvious reasons. (Also, I'd like to find out exactly what caused this,
> so it doesn't happen again. I don't have a lot of Linux experience,
> but could the .profile be messing up the boot script?) I tried running
> the update software from the Nokia Europe website. This starts up, but
> fails at a certain point with "error code: ?". There's the flasher
> software, with which I could reboot r&d mode and get root (and delete
> .profile or at least see debug info on startup), but I don't have a
> Linux box or Mac handy.
> Has anyone seen this behavior? Any advice?

I guess you did some no-no when editing and installing your files. It
would be interesting to know this no-no in order to prevent it in a next
release but for now I would advise you to reflash the device using the
latest firmware image.
This should safe you the device exchange (quite nonsense in this case)
and get you back in business. And eventually it will fix your wifi
problem too since the latest releases seem to perform a little better in
this respect.

> Thanks,
> Matt
  nils faerber

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