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

JLB j at twu.net
Tue Mar 2 06:55:21 GMT 2010

On Thu, 25 Feb 2010, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> 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.
> l.
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So has the kicking of ChiTech begun?

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