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Lou

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Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« on: 02 February 2012, 08:58:36 pm »

Hello,

I have just started using a white Sheevaplug that I was offered for Christmas 2010 (more than a
year ago). Just could not find the time to install it.
Anyway it is now up and running on my home network, but I could not find a way to install any
extra software on it : it seems the apt-get's attempt to fetch data from ports.ubuntu.com ends
with a 404 http error. Apparently the version I have is no longer supported.

How can I build a new system from a more recent distro ? I have an SD card with Jaunty, as
provided with the plug, but don't know how to upgrade to a newer, LTS distro.

I see that NewIT is selling preinstalled SD cards, but these are for the newer plugs (march 11
according to the website).

Any suggestion is welcome.
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Ralph Houston

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Re: Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« Reply #1 on: 02 February 2012, 09:27:37 pm »

What's to stop you just copying one of the images on to the SD card (or indeed another card)?
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Lou

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Re: Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« Reply #2 on: 03 February 2012, 07:16:19 am »

Which images ? Are there sheevaplug images available somewhere ?
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NewITMalcolm

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Re: Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« Reply #3 on: 03 February 2012, 08:06:24 am »

http://www.downloadsnewit.co.uk/SD-images/Sheevaplug/

Anything in the 'All' or 'Guiplug' folder should work fine.

Just make sure the 'dd' command completes normally or use a smaller image if not and resize it afterwards if you want.

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Lou

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Re: Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« Reply #4 on: 04 February 2012, 08:42:35 am »

Hello,

Thanks very much for the feedback. I have downloaded one of these, and am now ready
to get going (dd -bs=1M ?), but since the SD has 2 partitions, I am just wondering if I need
to flash the image on the entire drive or on the RootFS partition ?

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NewITMalcolm

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Re: Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« Reply #5 on: 04 February 2012, 09:01:18 am »

Output to the entire drive and two partitions will be created. Double check the drive name as it's no fun when you overwrite the wrong one.

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Lou

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Re: Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« Reply #6 on: 04 February 2012, 11:41:11 am »

Excellent, that worked just fine. Thank you so much !
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ulrith

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Re: Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« Reply #7 on: 29 February 2012, 07:56:30 pm »

I've dd "transcend-4G-4025483264-NewIT-v1.3-ubuntu-eSATA" image to my 4Gb SD card.

Then I've reconfigured uboot to boot from sd card using following commands:

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setenv bootargs_console console=ttyS0,115200
setenv bootcmd_mmc 'mmc init; ext2load mmc 0:1 0x00800000 /uImage; ext2load mmc 0:1 0x01100000 /uInitrd'
setenv bootcmd 'setenv bootargs $(bootargs_console); run bootcmd_mmc; bootm 0x00800000 0x01100000'
saveenv

But when I boot my eSATA SheevaPlug I get the following error:

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USB 0: host mode
PEX 0: interface detected no Link.
Net:   egiga0 [PRIME], egiga1
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
## Error: "bootcmd_usb" not defined
## Booting image at 00800000 ...
Bad Magic Number

Please help…
« Last Edit: 29 February 2012, 08:03:16 pm by ulrith »
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ulrith

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Re: Upgrading Jaunty to a newer, supported version
« Reply #8 on: 01 March 2012, 08:51:35 am »

I've used uboot vars listed in thread
http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=136.0
and now my SheevaPlug has successfully booted from SD card.

But I have little error on the second line:
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Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
Error! cmd : 8, err : 0201
SD found. Card desciption is:
Manufacturer:       0x1c, OEM "SV"
Product name:       "SDC  ", revision 1.0
Serial number:      2829
Manufacturing date: 7/2007
CRC:                0x00, b0 = 0

2822228 bytes read
## Booting image at 00800000 ...

Does anybody know what it is?
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