Talk:Booting the Neo FreeRunner from SD via U-Boot

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I needed a SD (Not HDMC) card and needed the following layout:
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My freerunner came with a "boot from SD card" option already installed in uBoot. I just needed a SD (Not HDMC) card with the following layout:
* Partition 1 is a primary partition with a FAT filesystem containing the uImage
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* Partition 1 is a primary partition with a FAT filesystem containing the uImage - which has to be named uImage.bin
* Partiton 2 is a Ext3 Filesystem containing the root filesystem. Since the uImage from this partition is never used - it is not really important keeping it up-to-date.
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* Partiton 2 is a Filesystem containing the root partition. Still don't know what filesystem type it is supposed to be. Ext3 won't work. Will try Ext2 instead.
 
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My hardware setup is:
 
My hardware setup is:
 
* Latest uBoot (July 12, 2008)
 
* Latest uBoot (July 12, 2008)
 
* Freerunner (GTA02V5)
 
* Freerunner (GTA02V5)

Revision as of 11:55, 12 July 2008

Simpler way of booting from a SD card

My freerunner came with a "boot from SD card" option already installed in uBoot. I just needed a SD (Not HDMC) card with the following layout:

  • Partition 1 is a primary partition with a FAT filesystem containing the uImage - which has to be named uImage.bin
  • Partiton 2 is a Filesystem containing the root partition. Still don't know what filesystem type it is supposed to be. Ext3 won't work. Will try Ext2 instead.

My hardware setup is:

  • Latest uBoot (July 12, 2008)
  • Freerunner (GTA02V5)
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Simpler way of booting from a SD card

My freerunner came with a "boot from SD card" option already installed in uBoot. I just needed a SD (Not HDMC) card with the following layout:

  • Partition 1 is a primary partition with a FAT filesystem containing the uImage - which has to be named uImage.bin
  • Partiton 2 is a Filesystem containing the root partition. Still don't know what filesystem type it is supposed to be. Ext3 won't work. Will try Ext2 instead.

My hardware setup is:

  • Latest uBoot (July 12, 2008)
  • Freerunner (GTA02V5)