Yesterday I received a new shipment from Gumstix. One of the board is
the net-CF board and after having read about all the problems to run compact
flash card I was very concerned.
But everything went well. I just followed the instructions in your email
and it worked first time. OK second time, I type had1 instead of hda1 :)
I tried a 32MByte Lexar and a 1GB PQI (id as Samsung) works with no problem.
However it does not work with my Seagate 5GB microdrive. It recognize the
card when I plug it in but shows a bunch of errors. I supply the 4v through
the audiostix and thought that plugging into the net-CF card would help
but the voltage regulator on that board gets even hotter than usual. And
I get the same errors. My assumption is that the micro drive takes too much
current. In fact it does not work with every card reader on the pc either.
One more question, in a previous email to Craig, you mention the "pinit on"
command in u-boot. I have version 1.1.4 and that command is not recognized.
Do I need a newer u-boot version? Hope not, I am not courageous enough to
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 10:24:31 -0700
From: "Dave Hylands" <dhylands@...>
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] netstix 200xm-cf
To: Steve.Rozanski@..., "General mailing list for gumstix users."
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> have purchased/received a netstix 200xm-cf. nice device. but have
> (maybe dumb) question: hoe do you mount, get access to, the cf?
> checked out docs but lots of refer to mmc and how to mount. help.
With a recent buildroot (i.e. I just tested this morning with 1132)
all you need is:
mkdir /mnt/cf # Note this is a one time operation
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/cf
If you have an older buildroot, you might also need to do:
before doing the above.
You should also check in the /etc/modules file and see that mmc_block
and pxamci lines are commented out and that the pcmcia line is not
commented. If yo umake any changes, you'll need to reboot.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
From: ken staton <ken.staton@gm...> - 2006-10-15 04:01:48
On 10/14/06, info@... <info@...> wrote:
> One more question, in a previous email to Craig, you mention the "pinit on"
> command in u-boot. I have version 1.1.4 and that command is not recognized.
> Do I need a newer u-boot version? Hope not, I am not courageous enough to
> reflash u-boot.
There have been two releases of u-boot 1.1.4
r934 and r1066
pinit has been enabled since r997
You only need pinit if you need to load u-boot images off the CF.