Re: Redboot won't load initrd.gz via ymodem
I managed to get past that. I seems to have been a problem with Ubuntu's
minicom. I tried it again from a spare fedora box and the ymodem upload
works without a hitch.
I have make a lot of progress now to the point where I feel comfortable
with whats happening closer to the metal. Just got some driver issues, and
a reinstall maybe :(
Apparently you need to use squeeze (testing) I did a lenny install. It
doesn't like the 1 tb drives at all
> Did you find and follow that PDF's instructions on loading the image?
> The original PDF was in an Asian language and translated.
> That's what I plan on going by... Wondering if that bricked the unit.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 3, 2010, at 1:50 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> Hi LoÃ¯c,
>> Thanks for the help. I have an intel S44000E. I will give screen a
>> go. I
>> think I may have bricked the device when I did a
>> "fis init". According to everything I read though I should be able
>> to get
>> a new image installed with ymodem.
>> The networking doesn't appear to work anymore :( Even though
>> shows the ip address it would use. I have no rammode,ramdisk or zImage
>> when I do "fis list" it only shows the redboot image and the redboot
>> config image.
>> I will give your suggestion a try and let you know.
>>> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009, email@example.com wrote:
>>>> I would dot he same with the zImage as well if I can get this to
>>>> problem is that the initrd.gz image wont download via ymodem. I am
>>>> minicom. I wait for a "C" to show then do the c-A S thing to send
>>>> but it just times out. First time using minicom so maybe I don't
>>>> to use it properly.
>>> I suggest you use screen as your terminal and "sb" (from lrzsz) to
>>> the initrd with xmodem or ymodem. e.g.:
>>> load -v -m ymodem -b 0xsomeaddress -r
>>> from screen type ^A and Â« : Â» then:
>>> exec !!.| sb --ymodem /some/file
>>> Another good option with the Thecus (you have a Thecus, right?) is
>>> load -r -v -b 0x01d00000 -h 192.168.0.12 -m http /kernel
>>> load -r -v -b 0x01000000 -h 192.168.0.12 -m http /initrd
>>> That's much faster too.
>>> LoÃ¯c Minier
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