[maemo-users] Update 3 HORROR - Maemo wont boot after Power Kernel

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Fri Jun 18 16:09:31 EEST 2010
On Fri, 2010-06-18 at 13:55 +0200, ext Thomas Tanner wrote:
> flashing the firmware image completely overwrites everything
> from the kernel-power package. just reflashing the kernel
> would have been sufficient if it was a kernel problem:
> flasher-3.5 -f --flash-only=kernel -R -F <firmware-image>
> but it seems that something else is the cause (broken home?).

I can check this if you bring the device to Helsinki, Finland :)
/var/log/syslog could also have something if you have syslogd installed.

> Modern Linux system don't need nor use a /lib/modules/current link.
> kernel-power fixes the broken /sbin/preinit so that it also uses
> "uname -r" to look up the correct modules.
> Therefore every kernel that is reflashed will find its own modules.

Ok, cool. It's about time..  (my desktop Linux is from 2008)


> On 18.06.10 13:42, Kimmo Hämäläinen wrote:
> >> Then it reboots, shows the flashing orange led. then the sequence of
> >> balls as normal.
> > 
> > I guess. Haven't tried that.  The problem could be that the kernel
> > modules are still for the power kernel version, so flashing the PR1.2
> > kernel is not enough...  If you can boot it in some way, you can fix the
> > symlink to point to the right kernel modules.
> > 

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