[Arm-netbook] CT-PC89E: don't try to use http://ftp.uk.debian.org to upgrade libc6

Oliver Kiddle okiddle at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Feb 23 16:25:05 GMT 2010

--- On Mon, 22/2/10, Adam Gill <madallig at gmail.com> wrote:

> did you include sys.ini ... Cos neeed
> it on the 7" when i tried to
> install another OS

Is this older 7" netbook also using the mid-fun firmware?

When you install another OS on it, does it directly boot from the SD card ignoring the internal NAND flash or does it look for files on the SD card and write them directly to the internal flash?

Has anyone worked out how to read the boot loader and kernel images off the netbook. The internal storage is /dev/mmcblk which contains a normal partition table and ext4 filesystems. I'm guessing this is some simple interface for flash devices with hardware wear levelling. Perhaps ext4 is used because it better supports flash memory. But where can we access the kernel and bootloader?

I've just prepared arm and armel chroots which I'll be trying later. I won't risk copying these up to the top level of the filesystem, though.

Finally, has anyone got any idea how to get a serial port on the thing?



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