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> Bootloader Problem, infinite loop while scannng flash
jranita
post Sep 9 2005, 02:32 AM
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Yesterday I was testing the new opie images, everything was ok until I pressed the opie poweroff button.

After that all I get when trying to boot is a infinite loop while scanning the flash.

Any hints on how to get the simpad back to work?



SDRAM size: 0x04000000
in megs: 64M
>> Compaq OHH BootLoader, Rev 2-21-13 [BIG_KERNEL] [MD5] [MONO]
>> 04-11-20_15:58
>> Last link date: Sat Nov 20 15:58:14 GMT 2004
>> Contact: bootldr@handhelds.org

Cpu company: INTEL
Cpu Architecture: StrongArm
Cpu Part: SA1110
processor ID: 6901B118
>> © 2000-2001 Compaq Computer Corporation, provided with NO WARRANTY under t.
>> See http://www.handhelds.org/bootldr/ for full license and sourcesPress Retuu

params_eval: prefix_in =bootldr:
params_eval: just_show =00000000
define_partition: base 0x00040000
define_partition: partition_table 0xC1A00014
defining partition: throwaway_bootldr_partition
params_eval_file: tmpPart->base =00040000
params_eval_file: tmpPart->size =017C0000
Scanning all of flash for your JFFS2 convenience. Est Time: 6-12 seconds!
build_list: max = 017BFFBC
...........................Offset = 00A3307C
...........................
.....................................................Offset = 00A3307C
...........................
.....................................................Offset = 00A3307C
...........................
.....................................................Offset = 00A3307C
...........................
.....................................................Offset = 00A3307C
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albertr
post Sep 12 2005, 06:33 AM
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Try to reflash?

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jranita
post Sep 12 2005, 10:55 AM
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I can't get to the boot> prompt.
My minicom settings are ok, the simpad doesn't answer to any keypress.

I will try to open the simpad and disconnect the battery.
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jranita
post Feb 14 2006, 01:02 PM
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Tonight I finally had some free time so I opened the Simpad, diconnected the battery, shorted the battery connector pins (as in http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=13497) but still the same output:

dram_sizes[0]=04000000
dram_sizes[1]=FFFFFFFF
SDRAM size: 0x04000000
in megs: 64M
>> Compaq OHH BootLoader, Rev 2-21-13 [BIG_KERNEL] [MD5] [MONO]
>> 04-11-20_15:58
>> Last link date: Sat Nov 20 15:58:14 GMT 2004
>> Contact: bootldr@handhelds.org

Cpu company: INTEL
Cpu Architecture: StrongArm
Cpu Part: SA1110
processor ID: 6901B118
>> © 2000-2001 Compaq Computer Corporation, provided with NO WARRANTY under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
>> See http://www.handhelds.org/bootldr/ for full license and sourcesPress Return to start the OS now, any other key for monitor menu

params_eval: prefix_in =bootldr:
params_eval: just_show =00000000
define_partition: base 0x00040000
define_partition: partition_table 0xC1A00014
defining partition: throwaway_bootldr_partition
params_eval_file: tmpPart->base =00040000
params_eval_file: tmpPart->size =017C0000
Scanning all of flash for your JFFS2 convenience. Est Time: 6-12 seconds!
build_list: max = 017BFFBC
...........................Offset = 00A3307C
...........................
.....................................................Offset = 00A3307C
...........................
.....................................................Offset = 00A3307C
...........................
.........................................

forever



Is this a hardware problem? A JTAG solvable problem?
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