So I am taking to the idea of a net boot.  I have been experimenting with a doc I found at:

http://www.jumpnowtek.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=55
 
Although I am getting an error:
tftp ${loadaddr} uImage
smc911x: detected LAN9221 controller
smc911x: autonegotiation timed out
smc911x: MAC 00:00:00:00:00:00
*** ERROR: `ethaddr' not set
smc911x: detected LAN9221 controller
smc911x: autonegotiation timed out
smc911x: MAC 00:00:00:00:00:00
I tired to set the ethaddr using: 

setenv ethaddr FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF

then

saveenv

However I get the same error.  Any ideas of how to resolve this error?

Thanks,
Ben 

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Marshall Crocker <maroc81@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yikes...very bad idea indeed....you should have used hot glue or
> something less permanent.
>
> I think your only option now is to do a net boot
> http://wiki.gumstix.org/index.php?title=Category:How_to_-_Network_Boot
> of course that will require an expansion board with ethernet.  You may
> also be able to boot using the serial port but I have no idea how or
> if its possible at all.
>
> Marshall
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Ben Johnson
> <myalphabetfamily@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Kevin,
> > Thanks for the fast response.  One quick follow-up question.  It looks like
> > the doc on the gumstix site requires a bootable SD card which I don't have
> > access to.  Is there some part that I am missing?
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Kevin Kowalewski
> > <kowalewski.kevin@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Yes it looks like one of the images on the NAND may have been corrputed.
> >> You can find documentation on how to reflash the device from:
> >> http://www.gumstix.org/how-to/70-writing-images-to-flash.html
> >>
> >> It has the instructions on writing the images you can download from:
> >> http://cumulus.gumstix.org/images/angstrom/factory/  to the device's NAND.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Kevin
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Ben Johnson <myalphabetfamily@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hello All,
> >>>   So I don't recommend this, but I have been gluing in my SD cards so
> >>> that there is not possible chance that they will come out.  I mostly have no
> >>> trouble with it, except for the other day.  The file system on my SD card
> >>> became corrupted and I can no longer get it to mount. I have an overo water
> >>> so I didn't think it was going to be that big of a deal.  I would just boot
> >>> from nand and then fix my file system. However when I went to boot from nand
> >>> I got the following message.
> >>> Overo # run nandboot
> >>> Booting from nand ...
> >>> NAND read: device 0 offset 0x280000, size 0x400000
> >>>  4194304 bytes read: OK
> >>> Wrong Image Format for bootm command
> >>> ERROR: can't get kernel image!
> >>> Has any one seen this?  I searched for some docs on reflashing the nand
> >>> but the ones that I have found involve a bootable SD card which is not an
> >>> option.  Does anyone have any good docs on using a NFS or using tftpboot to
> >>> reflash the nand?
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Ben
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