[Arm-netbook] CT-PC89E - progress on booting kernel

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 25 12:52:40 GMT 2010

ok, i've discovered the name of the kernel used when you boot with two
mouse-buttons down: it's zImage_dt.  i did an "extract" using dd to
obtain the "working current" zImage, and placed it onto a
FAT-formatted SDcard.

by putting the mid-linux SDK zImage onto the flash instead (which
requires a reboot to actually run of course) i was able to cause the
system to kernel panic (with a lovely usual uninitialised LCD "mess"),
then after a hard-reset restored the original kernel, and demonstrated
that the machine is operational (as much as it ever can be after
having messed up libc6 *sigh*).

now, whilst it's now proven to be technically possible to change the
kernel and possibly also change the u-boot as well, doing so probably
iiisn't the smartest thing to do right now.

i'm going to start kicking chitech soon.  adam will be back from nepal
soon, so will have more than just EDGE mobile phone internet access,
and can also start pressuring them.


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