[maemo-users] PR 1.2 update over the air

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Thu May 27 10:32:01 EEST 2010

ext Ove Nordstrom wrote:
> 2010/5/26 Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr<mailto:xavier.bestel at free.fr>>
> On Wed, 2010-05-26 at 17:59 +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
>> As usual, I didn't have enough free space on the rootfs, but the old
>> trick of disabling all application catalogues to free up the space
>> normally taken by apt package list caches worked fine.
>> The update felt rather slow (maybe ~30 minutes)

One of the slow things on SSU is optifying of the rootfs content.
If one instead flashes the rootfs, optifying happens on bootup.

>> and a bit scary (I was
>> afraid to plug in the USB cable to recharge during the process, probably
>> without any good reason).
>> All my contact icons on the desktop had disappeared after the first
>> reboot into the new OS.  They reappeared after the second boot.
>> Many of my contacts are duplicated now (apparently this has something to
>> do with Facebook chat support; I remember seeing a blog post about it).
>> The Extras Devel repository didn't work (404 not found errors) after I
>> reenabled it, until I changed the Distribution field to "fremantle" (it
>> was blank before).
>> AFAICS everything else works fine.
> Did the same. It went rather well, but curiously when the device decided
> to reboot by itself, when showing the blue-on-white Nokia logo, there
> was also a sentence like "Device malfunction, will stop in 10s" in green
> letters.

MALF sounds serious, it shouldn't happen with properly working device HW
(unless you had an issue on updating the bootloader/kernel/CMT or there
was some extraordinary condition like too hot device temperature, badly
connnected battery etc).

> I re-powered it on and it seems it's all OK now.
> Battery life hasn't improved much, it seems.

If you get MALF again on boot, I would suggest reflashing the device.

	- Eero
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