I get a little confused by the way you explain things, it's probably me, so I'll write what I think you have currently
I now have Debian Lenny with 2.6.22.ls.gz and davy_gravy's 18.104.22.168 up and running
What do you get from
is it 2.6.22 or 22.214.171.124?
You have LNI's latest u-boot (that's good). That looks for vmlinuz in /boot, vmlinuz is a link to whatever kernel you want to load (2.6.22 - 126.96.36.199...)
a) I don't have the ST chip, but davy_gravy did some work/testing on getting foonas-em into the second half of flash on that chip. It's a few posts down on the second link I put in above post. I think you may have read about problems flashing foonas-em with LNI's original u-boot, but that was fixed and you have the correct one.
I think if you read through and follow that second link I posted (davy_gravy's 2 posts) you'd have foonas-em in flash - just be carefull about what foonas-em you use, I'll look that up but I'm sure davy_gravy has made a few and one in particular was not meant to fit in flash.
b) I have not tried compiling shihsungs u-boot (although I do you use his and not LNI's), but if I were you I wouldn't consider changing or worrying too much about that at present.
c) In my first post I stated that foonas-em would allow you to 'auto install' freelink for you. This would repartition your hdd for you, but obviously wipe everything, is that a possible option?
d) There was an option set in the kernel .config that did that I think, I can't quite remember and it depends what kernel you're booted into (if uname -a says 2.6.22, then I bet thats the cause)
c again, but probably meant to say e
) ... I can remember problems with that, but if it boots then I don't think you need worry....
Links: (check them all before using!)Load foonas-em from hdd via u-bootfoonas-em for loading from hdd (from foonas.org)Install foonas-em to flash via u-bootfoonas-em for flashing into ST chip (inode safe)