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

Adam Gill madallig at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 11:40:43 GMT 2010

I looked again at the switch area today - I don't think the on/off of 
the switch is between the R46 but only to the right of it .... the blob 
of solder on my so-dim is where the switch makes its connection.... 
seems very logical to me - switch need only 2 position for on/off!

the left of the R46 is a soldering position for the switch fixing - i 
think ... cos on Jon's machine that position has a switch locating leg 
bent at 90 degress ...

Does the netbook boot normally when the switch is in the opposite direction?


Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 2:38 AM, Adam Gill <madallig at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1. I have solderered 3 wires onto the area where the switch is meant to be.
>> 2. Have tried open / close circuit on the 3 wires in different config. using
>  NOO don't do "combinations" - only connect middle-to-left or
> middle-to-right don't for god's sake connect all three or connect
> left-to-right.  so, only connect... red-to-black or red-to-blue.
>> Luke's suggestion for SD card formatting and the data on SD card.
>  you really need a total identical copy of jon's NAND, directly copied
> to an SD card.  there is no formatting required.  you require an
> absolute total one-to-one complete one hundred percent identical copy
> of the NAND, direct and nothing but direct copy, onto a 2gb SD card.
> by making a complete and total copy, you are EVEN copying the
> formatting information from the NAND flash.  therefore, no
> "formatting" is required of the SD card.
>  the procedure i described yesterday _may_ not be getting the
> locations of u-boot and kernel etc. correct, thus we need to use jon's
> SD card.
>> 3. I know the LCD is working ... cos if I repeadedly press the power button
>> ... i get these funny cloudy image  appearing and some square blocks of
>> colours which keep changing in colour and shape ....
>  hmm... ok, that says one of two things:
>  a) you've fscked the machine with connecting red-to-blue
>  b) the SD card procedure i described yesterday is slightly flawed,
> the code _is_ getting onto the machine but in the wrong place,
> therefore some utterly random instructions are being executed and
> blat, random screen crap appears.
>  i'll try to nail down the process for creating the SD card, test it
> out myself, here.
>  l.
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