[maemo-users] Flashing a N800 on Ubuntu Gutsy

From: Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Aug 14 10:32:06 EEST 2007
>> I've a new laptop (T61) with a new distro (Ubuntu Gutsy) and 
>a new N800.
>> I'm trying to upgrade it to the latest firmware, but the 
>flasher fails:
>>   $ sudo .flasher-3.0 -f -F 
>SU-18_2006SE_3.2006.49-2_PR_F5_MR0_ARM.bin -R
>>   flasher v0.8.7 (Oct 17 2006)
>>   SW version in image: SU-18_2006SE_3.2006.49-2_PR_MR0
>>   Image 'kernel', size 1268864 bytes
>>           Version 2.6.16-200648osso1.1
>>   Image 'initfs', size 1896704 bytes
>>           Version 0.76.4
>>   Image 'rootfs', size 59768832 bytes
>>           Version NOKIA770_2006SE_3.2006.49-2_PR_MR0
>>   Image '2nd', size 8704 bytes
>>           Version 0.9.14-6
>>   Image 'xloader', size 13824 bytes
>>           Version 0.9.14-6
>>   Image 'secondary', size 87040 bytes
>>           Version 0.9.14-6
>>   Suitable USB device not found, waiting
>>   USB device found found at bus 001, device address 009
>>   Found device RX-34, hardware revision 1301
>>   NOLO version 1.1.3
>>   Version of 'sw-release': RX-34_2007SE_2.2006.51-6_PR_MR0
>>   Sending xloader image (13 kB)...
>>   100% (13 of 13 kB, avg. 33 kB/s)
>>   Sending secondary image (85 kB)...
>>   100% (85 of 85 kB, avg. 9444 kB/s)
>>   Flashing bootloader... Sending request 0x50 failed!
>>   Unable to get error strings: Connection timed out
>> dmesg also shows this:
>>   [30073.780000] usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using 
>ehci_hcd and 
>> address 16 [30073.976000] usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen 
>from 1 choice
>>   [30076.484000] usb 1-3: usbfs: USBDEVFS_CONTROL failed cmd 
>> flasher-3.0 rqt 192 rq 5 len 2048 ret -110 [30224.952000] 
>usb 1-3: USB 
>> disconnect, address 16
>> Google didn't help.  I'd like at least to know whether the 
>fault lies 
>> in the laptop, the OS, or the N800.  Has anyone flashed the firmware 
>> on Ubuntu Gutsy successfully?
>> (I'll be able to test flashing on my desktop this evening; it runs 
>> Ubuntu Feisty and I've successfully flashed my old N800 on it.)
>> Marius Gedminas
>   I've been able to flash mine a number of times (I try 
>things and say oooooops a lot)  successfully from Fiesty.  It 
>really sounds to me like this is a Gutsy bug not a Nokia one.  


I have been using Ubuntu Gutsy for several months now and have been
flashing my N800 about
weekly (flashing internal releases of the latest stuff you can find from
stage.maemo.org trunk)
and it has been working all the time with no problems (I haven't
upgraded the flasher program, it is the
same that came with the latest official N800 software release). If this
only occurs with Gutsy for you,
then it might be that it is the combination of your hardware plus the
software (either Gutsy or the flasher).
I am using a ugly and old several years old Dell D600 and at least this
thing works on it 
(allthough it has a number of other maemo-unrelated issues because of
the outdateness of the hardware, 
but that is an another story). 

Best Regards,

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