Hi,

 

As a Gumstix newbie, I am concerned not to alter anything in such manner that any mistake can render the Overo flash (NAND) in a state where the Overo cannot boot properly, and such calls for hard-to-find tools and knowledge in order to get it "back to life". I have just finished the Linaro tutorial (http://wiki.gumstix.org/index.php?title=Installing_Linaro_Image) and I think I have managed to format and prepare a SDcard as bootable. At least, when I inspect its content on my host computer it says:

On fat32 boot partition:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     469 Sep 12 13:18 boot.ini

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     469 Sep 12 13:18 boot.scr

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     397 Sep 12 13:18 boot.txt

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4356064 Sep 12 13:18 uImage

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1993534 Sep 12 13:18 uInitrd

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   45428 Sep 12 13:17 MLO

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  260720 Sep 12 13:17 u-boot.img

 

On ext3 partition:

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jul 24 21:33 bin

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Sep 12 13:15 boot

drwxr-xr-x   4 root root  4096 Jul 24 21:14 dev

drwxr-xr-x 117 root root  4096 Sep 12 13:28 etc

drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  4096 Jul 24 21:33 home

drwxr-xr-x  17 root root  4096 Sep 12 13:14 lib

drwx------   2 root root 16384 Sep 12 13:16 lost+found

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jul 24 20:57 media

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Apr 19 11:33 mnt

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jul 24 20:57 opt

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Apr 19 11:33 proc

drwx------   2 root root  4096 Jul 24 21:33 root

drwxr-xr-x   7 root root  4096 Sep 12 13:15 run

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Sep 12 13:16 sbin

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Mar  5  2012 selinux

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jul 24 20:57 srv

drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Apr 14 11:29 sys

drwxrwxrwt   2 root root  4096 Sep 12 13:16 tmp

drwxr-xr-x  10 root root  4096 Jul 24 20:57 usr

drwxr-xr-x  12 root root  4096 Jul 24 21:33 var

 

Now, I just want to test this image, and I hoped that it would boot and use the SDcard as active file system and flash stoarge. However, reading the last line of the tutorial:

"When it is finished, insert the microSD card to your Overo. It will probably take some time, as much as 20 minutes to complete."

 

I start wondering if inserting the card into my target (Overo) and powering it up will start the system to erase the Overo flash and update it with the SDcard content. Can anybody enlighten me on this subject?

 

Best regards,

 

Arne Lie
SINTEF ICT, Dept. of Communication Systems