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To make a NAND erase, you need to connect to your device while in uboot using minicom or cu. The device will usually be called /dev/ttyACM0.
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To make a NAND erase, you need to connect to your device while in uboot using minicom or cu. The device will usually be called /dev/ttyACM0. You might need to
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sudo chown uucp.uucp /dev/ttyACM0
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to get the necessary right (even as root). Using cu, you can then access the Neo:
  
 
  cu -l /dev/ttyACM0
 
  cu -l /dev/ttyACM0
  
After connecting, you should get a prompt, where you can write:
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After connecting, you should get a prompt where you can tell u-boot to clean certain parts of the NAND memory.
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{{warning|Before you hit enter on one of the following commands, make sure that you are *not* issuing a plain "nand erase" command - always make sure you tell it which partition to erase. If you forget this you'll brick the Neo1973 and you'll need a debug board to recover it. For FreeRunner, you can recover using the NOR flash.}}
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nand erase rootfs
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nand erase kernel
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To exit cu you need to type:
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~.
  
# nand erase clean rootfs
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# nand erase clean kernel
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Latest revision as of 21:15, 12 September 2008

To make a NAND erase, you need to connect to your device while in uboot using minicom or cu. The device will usually be called /dev/ttyACM0. You might need to

sudo chown uucp.uucp /dev/ttyACM0

to get the necessary right (even as root). Using cu, you can then access the Neo:

cu -l /dev/ttyACM0

After connecting, you should get a prompt where you can tell u-boot to clean certain parts of the NAND memory.

WARNING: Before you hit enter on one of the following commands, make sure that you are *not* issuing a plain "nand erase" command - always make sure you tell it which partition to erase. If you forget this you'll brick the Neo1973 and you'll need a debug board to recover it. For FreeRunner, you can recover using the NOR flash.


nand erase rootfs
nand erase kernel

To exit cu you need to type:

~.
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To make a NAND erase, you need to connect to your device while in uboot using minicom or cu. The device will usually be called /dev/ttyACM0.

cu -l /dev/ttyACM0

After connecting, you should get a prompt, where you can write:

  1. nand erase clean rootfs
  2. nand erase clean kernel