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DreamPlug will not boot from SD - help needed
« on: 24 September 2014, 07:49:26 am »

I have followed the posts on the site, downloading the newIT image from the site and burning it on a SD card, setting the u-boot setting, still can not boot

Upgraded u-boot about 5 times, used many env setting, yet I can not boot

from this forum,2491.0.html

in osx 10.9
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sudo dd if=NewIT-Dreamplug-Debian-Squeeze-4Gb-30Aug11.img of=/dev/disk4
got this SD
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   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *7.9 GB     disk4
   1:                 DOS_FAT_16 dp-kern                 54.2 MB    disk4s1
   2:                      Linux                         3.9 GB     disk4s2
* the actual size of the SD is 8G

my u-boot
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Marvell>> version

U-Boot 2011.12 (Mar 11 2012 - 18:50:54)
gcc (Debian 4.6.3-1) 4.6.3
GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Debian) 2.22

used the boot sequence from

BTW - tried about 5 different sequence from google search

my printenv
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Marvell>> printenv
bootcmd=run db_init db_runbs; run db_bootcmd; run db_runas; run db_bootcmd
db_arg=console=ttyS0,115200 rootwait panic=10
db_bootcmd=run db_setarg db_load db_bootmem
db_bootmem=bootm ${loadaddr}
db_init=setenv mainlineLinux yes; setenv arcNumber 2659; usb start
db_load=mw ${loadaddr} 0 1000; fatload usb ${dev}:${part} ${loadaddr} uImage
db_loads=mw ${soaddr} 0 1000; fatload usb ${dev}:${part} ${soaddr} boot.scr
db_runas=echo loading sda script; setenv dev 0; setenv kdev /dev/sda2; run db_loads db_runs
db_runbs=echo loading sdb script; setenv dev 1; setenv kdev /dev/sdb2; run db_loads db_runs
db_runs=echo executing script; source ${soaddr}
db_setarg=setenv bootargs ${db_arg} root=${kdev}
x_bootargs_root=root=/dev/sda2 rootdelay=10
x_bootcmd_kernel=fatload usb 0 0x6400000 uImage
x_bootcmd_usb=usb start

Environment size: 1075/4092 bytes

can not load

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Marvell>> reset
resetting ...

U-Boot 2011.12 (Mar 11 2012 - 18:50:54)

SoC:   Kirkwood 88F6281_A1
DRAM:  512 MiB
WARNING: Caches not enabled
SF: Detected MX25L1605D with page size 64 KiB, total 2 MiB
In:    serial
Out:   serial
Err:   serial
Net:   egiga0, egiga1
88E1116 Initialized on egiga0
88E1116 Initialized on egiga1
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0
(Re)start USB...
USB:   Register 10011 NbrPorts 1
scanning bus for devices... 4 USB Device(s) found
       scanning bus for storage devices... 2 Storage Device(s) found
loading sdb script
** Can't read from device 1 **

** Unable to use usb 1:1 for fatload **
** Can't read from device 1 **

** Unable to use usb 1:1 for fatload **
loading sda script
reading boot.scr

** Unable to read "boot.scr" from usb 0:1 **
reading uImage

** Unable to read "uImage" from usb 0:1 **


thanks a lot
« Last Edit: 24 September 2014, 06:47:17 pm by nadavgo »


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Re: DreamPlug will not boot from SD - help needed
« Reply #1 on: 28 September 2014, 10:09:19 pm »

Why did you re-flash u-boot ?
Have you read this forum's posts about 'setenv mainlineLinux yes;' and 'setenv arcNumber 2659' ?

Have you mounted the SD card under OS-X (or Windows) and checked it ?

Have you read this forum's Dreamplug configuration thread ?
If so:
Why are you mixing the SD image from one source (New IT) with install instructions from a different source (which don't have instructions for using the NewIT images) ?
Which Dreamplug hardware version do you have ?

That will do for a start.

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