[Arm-netbook] Booting from SD card with switch on so-dimm in other direction ...

Adam Gill madallig at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 01:06:35 GMT 2010

Yes .......... it's that time of the year again in HK!

I'm also trying to get chitech to send a few extra so-dimms for testing 


Jonathan Ervine wrote:
> On 23 Mar 2010, at 00:55, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Adam Gill <madallig at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:madallig at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> Hello Jon,
>>> I still have my CT-PC89E netbook here and I was talking with Luke 
>>> earlier
>>> today about the possibility that the switch on the so-dimm - if 
>>> moved to the
>>> other position, may be able to boot from the SD card if the correct 
>>> u-boot
>>> version is put on the SD card
>> it's a hypothesis that needs testing.
> Worth testing to find out.
>>> - of which Frans knows which is the correct
>>> version ....
>> it was frans i believe who first did the dd if=/dev/mmcblk0p1
>> of=/tmp/foo dump, the entire contents of which will have to be put
>> into *exactly* the right place (exactly the same position) so i
>> recommend a 2gb SD card for this, exactly the same size as the Sandisk
>> NAND drive.
>> so, jon, if you want to help trying that, it's utterly simple, and
>> you... hey, actually, you could probably just copy the entire NAND
>> onto the SDcard in _your_ machine: dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/dev/mmcblk1
>> make DAMN sure that's the right way round :)
> I have a 2GB SD card, so I can prep this with a view to trying to 
> restore to Adam's system. We'll have to organise a convenient time to 
> do this. I've got a busy weekend coming up when computing won't 
> exactly be high priority ...
> Once the internal NAND is dd copied to the SD card is it expected that 
> it should just 'boot', or would the three fingered salute be required?
> Jon

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