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Re: Installing lenny on mtd0 of Sheeva Plug

Thanks for your clarifying answer Martin.

I'll keep one eye on Sheeva Plug Forum.



On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 6:15 AM, Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> wrote:
> * Douglas Lopes Pereira <douglaslopespereira@gmail.com> [2009-09-21 16:55]:
>> > On Martins Debian there is also the flash-kernel script, maybe see
>> > if it can actually flash as well, I only used it to create proper
>> > uImage and uInitrd files.
>> I've tried to run flash-kernel but I couldn't figure out how to use
>> it.
>> Can anyone please walk me through it? How do I use flash-kernel?
> On systems that use U-Boot (like the SheevaPlug), the kernel and
> ramdisk have to be wrapped with a special header so U-Boot will boot
> them.  What flash-kernel does on the SheevaPlug is to take your kernel
> and ramdisk from /boot and then create /boot/uImage and /boot/uInitrd
> that can be loaded by U-Boot.  flash-kernel is ran automatically when
> you install a new kernel, so you don't have to do anything.
> Note that despite the name, flash-kernel on the SheevaPlug currently
> doesn't write anything to flash.  It makes a bootable image on disk,
> which is what the USB and SD boot options require (the two currently
> supported).
>> My plan is to flash mtd1 with uImage and copy my entire file system
>> to mtd2. Does it looks okay to you guys?
> This is currently not supported out of the box, altough I'm sure you
> can get it running.  I also heard that Rabeeh Khoury from Marvell is
> working on a Debian base system that can be put in flash (presumably it
> will be announced on the PlugForum).
> --
> Martin Michlmayr
> http://www.cyrius.com/

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