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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:26 pm 
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I have a LS HG, after installing u-boot successfully I tried to flash foonas-em through u-boot, unfortunately this failed with the following error:
Code:
Copy to Flash... Flash unlock bypass write: Timeout
Timeout writing to Flash

very similar to weini on this thread viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3769&start=105

Currently when booting I get the following error:
Code:
Loading 0:1:boot/uImage
** Bad partition 1 **
** Bad partition 1 **
## Booting image at ffc00000 ...
   Image Name:   Linux-2.6.25.1-foonas-em
   Image Type:   PowerPC Linux Kernel Image (gzip compressed)
   Data Size:    3578312 Bytes =  3.4 MB
   Load Address: 00000000
   Entry Point:  00000000
   Verifying Checksum ... Bad Data CRC

and I'm back to the u-boot command line.

While I don't have an appropriate uImage file on the drive I am able to boot into foonas-em using tftp.

Is there a way to recover from this and restore the ability to boot from flash? would flashing from linux work?
What the easiest way to get back to a working box, hopefully with u-boot and Debian?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:45 am 
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Solved, I tftp booted to the 2.4.33 firming.bin and flashed 2.4.33 from the linux command line.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:39 am 
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Hi, I have this same problem. Would it be possible to post some more detailed instructions on how you managed to solved the problem?

Thanks, David


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:46 am 
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I am writing these instruction from memory so be careful there might be mistakes, also I was using a Linkstation HG (PowerPc) things might be a bit different if you have another version.

First set up tftp on your computer and boot from there:
http://foonas.org/index.php/Foonas-em:TFTPBoot-lsppc

Foonas-em has ftp enabled so mount the hard drive and ftp the 2.4.33 firming.bin from your computer to the linkstation hard drive. Unfortunately foonas-em uses a 2.6 kernel and we can't do the actual flashing from 2.6 for some reason.

Now that we have everything in place we need to boot into a 2.4 kernel to do the actual flashing. Put the 2.4.33 firming.bin in the tftp directory and boot from it using this sequence:
Code:
tftp 800000 firming.bin
setenv bootargs console=ttyS0,57600 root=/dev/ram0 rw 
bootm 00800000


Mount the drive and now you can finally flash the rom from the linux command line:
http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Ubo ... mg.bin_ppc

You should be able to flash foonas-em in a similar fashion but I haven't tried it.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:20 pm 
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Hi,
Thanks for the info - I trouble was flashing the foonas-em stuff, which you have to flash from within uboot, but I have manged to sort everything out now.

Thanks for your help again, I reflashed my uboot as well.

David


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Glad it worked :up:

You should be able to flash foonas-em from the command prompt as well but for some reason I can't find the page explaining how to do it.


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