Thanks Steve,

Congrats, for getting around the 2.6.34 kernel.

I tried to follow your instructions in order to get passed the kernel issue too but having error as displayed bellow or look at the file here attached.

nganpet@nganpet-PROLINE-DQ35JOE:~/overo-oe/$ git checkout --track -b overo origin/overo
error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by checkout:
Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can switch branches.

I also tried to change
PREFERRED_VERSION_autoconf = "2.65"
PREFERRED_VERSION_autoconf-native = "2.65"

to 2.6.34 still no success. Any idea?


On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:18 AM, zoso1234 [via Gumstix] <[hidden email]> wrote:
You need to be careful with what you are partitioning. You def. want to be very certain that you don't attempt to overwrite on your harddrive. If you are starting with a non-bootable sd card.. I would follow something like this:
first with card not in: do "mount" see everything that is mounted..then put card in run mount again..see if you notice anything..nothing should change i think if its not bootable..i think. If you are using usb card reader like I am I think it should be /dev/sdb? So I do "sudo fdisk /dev/sdb"
then hit "p" which will print the current paritions. hit "m" for menu..
..then if you want to start new and want to delete current partitions hit "d" then the number this for all.(I would do this for all)
then hit "x" enter expert mode so you can change the number of heads,sectors and cylinders which you should look at or sakoman for an explanation...once done with that hit "r" and return to normal..

then something like this:

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   e   extended
   p   primary partition (1-4)
Partition number (1-4): 1
First cylinder (1-965, default 1): 1  **your cylinder size will be different for each SD CARD
Last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (1-965, default 965): +64M

Command (m for help): t
Selected partition 1
Hex code (type L to list codes): c
Changed system type of partition 1 to c (W95 FAT32 (LBA))

Command (m for help): a
Partition number (1-4): 1

Command (m for help): n
Command action
   e   extended
   p   primary partition (1-4)
Partition number (1-4): 2
First cylinder (10-965, default 10):    ***this will be different for different size SD CARDS!!!!!
Using default value 10
Last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (10-965, default 965):   **DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU CALC'd
Using default value 965

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdb: 7945 MB, 7945060352 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 965 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1           9       72261    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdb2              10         965     7679070   83  Linux

Command (m for help): w

visnav@visnav-desktop:~$ sudo mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdb1 -n BOOT

visnav@visnav-desktop:~$ sudo mkfs.ext3 -L LINUX /dev/sdb2

hopefully that helps a little..I followed pretty much exactly what was on either or sakoman..i'm pretty sure..It took me a few tries to figure it out..good luck!

Also..I did finally get past the kernel 2.6.34 issue..I had to checkout different org.openembedded..
git checkout --track -b overo origin/overo

then when going to openembedded/recipes/linux I finally have an omap3-2.6.34 folder ..was able to build console image after a few errors..pretty small ones i Finally got a nand-desktop-image built but have yet to test it on my waterstorm..hopefully it works

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