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Re: N2100 Bricked - Redboot rescue needed


On Sat, Nov 05, 2011 at 05:53:03PM +0100, DrEagle wrote:
> I have two Thecus N2100 Bricked and make a call for some help !
> I have soldered a RS232 on the SATA Board, as explained here and [1] on
> my wiki [2].
> With the serial console I have one of the Thecus that only show a + at Boot.

IIRC I saw that when I had a bad ram DIMM installed. So it could be that some
of your hardware components has got loose/dusty.
> The other one hang at booting debian kernel :
> RedBoot> exec -c "console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/ram0 initrd=0xa0800000,42M"
> Build ATAG
> ATAG_MEM: Overwrite ram_end with real_region_top=0x20000000, memsize=512 M
> ATAG_MEM=536870912@0xa0000000, MACH_TYPE=1101
> Using base address 0x00200000 and length 0x00160000
> Is there any method to get the kernel and initrd from TFTP and reflash
> them into RedBoot ?

See the commands listed here:

> Where can I get the kernel and initrd ?

Debian-installer kernel and ramdisk should be good:


> Is there any rescue method for Debian without bricking ?
> Amicalement,
> -- 
> Gk2 [:-]
> [1] david.thg.se/n2100/addserial.html
> [2] doukki.net/doku.php?id=wiki:notes:n2100

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