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The following command should tell you which version of a bootloader is contained in a particular image :
 
The following command should tell you which version of a bootloader is contained in a particular image :
 
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$ strings gta02v5_and_up-u-boot.bin  | grep U-Boot
 
$ strings gta02v5_and_up-u-boot.bin  | grep U-Boot
 
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== Identifying current boot-loader version ==
 
== Identifying current boot-loader version ==
  
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Being connected to it, the ''version'' command can also be used.
 
Being connected to it, the ''version'' command can also be used.
  
You can also check current boot-loader version from running openmoko system.
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You can also check current boot-loader version from running openmoko system:
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$strings /dev/mtd1 | grep Bootloader
 
$strings /dev/mtd1 | grep Bootloader
 
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</pre>
 
== Installing another bootloader version ==
 
== Installing another bootloader version ==
  
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| 1.2.0-moko9_r13 || "good-for-sd-boot" || hangs || ? || works
 
| 1.2.0-moko9_r13 || "good-for-sd-boot" || hangs || ? || works
 
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== GLAMO improvements ==
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A "major" version is available http://www.bsdmn.com/openmoko/glamo/242/u-boot_glamo242.udfu.
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As reported in the following thread:
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http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-July/062495.html
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it allows for better performances in the glamo usage.
  
 
== Bugs ==
 
== Bugs ==

Revision as of 10:43, 19 August 2010

Bootloaders
TODO: Update or remove? (See: To-Do List)

Note : contents of this page are probably far too outdated.

Bootloader versions are a bit tricky. Here we have a collection of tested bootloaders and associated bugs.

Contents

Identifying version for a u-boot.bin image

The following command should tell you which version of a bootloader is contained in a particular image :

$ strings gta02v5_and_up-u-boot.bin  | grep U-Boot

Identifying current boot-loader version

The version is displayed on top of the booloader's menu.

Being connected to it, the version command can also be used.

You can also check current boot-loader version from running openmoko system:

$strings /dev/mtd1 | grep Bootloader

Installing another bootloader version

See Flashing_the_Neo_FreeRunner#Flashing_the_boot_loader_to_the_NAND for instance.


Archives

Tested versions (obsolete)

U-Boot version Comment Hang on boot ttyACM0 flowcontrol Boot from SD
1.2.0-moko9_r0 2007.08 snapshot no hangs a bit buggy crashes
1.2.0-moko9_r8 SH1-included no hangs a bit buggy works
1.2.0-moko9_r13 "good-for-sd-boot" hangs  ? works


GLAMO improvements

A "major" version is available http://www.bsdmn.com/openmoko/glamo/242/u-boot_glamo242.udfu.

As reported in the following thread: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2010-July/062495.html it allows for better performances in the glamo usage.

Bugs

Hang on boot

Bug #887: U-Boot initialization race condition: Hangs on boot

Booting directly makes the kernel oops, but booting via the menu works.

ttyACM0 flowcontrol

Bug #? (Comment 4 here?)

In the USB u-boot console, fast input seems to work but fast output is buggy: for example, random parts of printenv go missing.

Boot from SD

Bug #799: data abort while reading from SD Cards

Booting from SD fails. mmcinit works but trying to access the filesystem causes a crash.

Personal tools
Bootloaders
TODO: Update or remove? (See: To-Do List)

Note : contents of this page are probably far too outdated.

Bootloader versions are a bit tricky. Here we have a collection of tested bootloaders and associated bugs.

Identifying version for a u-boot.bin image

The following command should tell you which version of a bootloader is contained in a particular image :

$ strings gta02v5_and_up-u-boot.bin | grep U-Boot

Identifying current boot-loader version

The version is displayed on top of the booloader's menu.

Being connected to it, the version command can also be used.

You can also check current boot-loader version from running openmoko system. $strings /dev/mtd1 | grep Bootloader

Installing another bootloader version

See Flashing_the_Neo_FreeRunner#Flashing_the_boot_loader_to_the_NAND for instance.


Archives

Tested versions (obsolete)

U-Boot version Comment Hang on boot ttyACM0 flowcontrol Boot from SD
1.2.0-moko9_r0 2007.08 snapshot no hangs a bit buggy crashes
1.2.0-moko9_r8 SH1-included no hangs a bit buggy works
1.2.0-moko9_r13 "good-for-sd-boot" hangs  ? works

Bugs

Hang on boot

Bug #887: U-Boot initialization race condition: Hangs on boot

Booting directly makes the kernel oops, but booting via the menu works.

ttyACM0 flowcontrol

Bug #? (Comment 4 here?)

In the USB u-boot console, fast input seems to work but fast output is buggy: for example, random parts of printenv go missing.

Boot from SD

Bug #799: data abort while reading from SD Cards

Booting from SD fails. mmcinit works but trying to access the filesystem causes a crash.