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> How To Recover Netwalker Without Boot Into Desktop?
penguinsam
post Apr 25 2010, 12:48 AM
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Hi all,

My Netwalker boots into the normal Ubuntu screen and then a long long long black screen and just can't boot into the Desktop.

I know there is a way using restore.sh and a Micro-SD card to recover it to the stock setting, but now I even cannot load to X.

Can anybody figure out how I could recover (or fix?) it?

Thanks in advanced.

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merlin1
post Apr 25 2010, 03:47 AM
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Do you have the recovery card?

If you don't you need another Linux box with a (micro)SD card reader. Then, use this script to create the microSD recovery card which will enable you to get back to square one.

http://people.debian.org/~osamu/pub/spider-recovery

This can be run on any Linux PC like this (/dev/mmcblk0 is your card reader, change if necessary):
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sudo DEV=/dev/mmcblk0 ./spider-recovery


On a sidenote, can you press Ctrl-Alt-F1 when you see the black screen and get to a console? If yes you can try to log on and fix the problem if you know what it is.
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penguinsam
post Apr 27 2010, 08:48 AM
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Hi merlin1,

Based on your script, I could obtain a recovery card using my Linux Desktop.

But now I insert it into the Netwalker, boot it using "L" + "R" mouse buttons together with the power button, the original "Sharp" logo appears but no recovery menu appears...

I kept these buttons pressed, but still no response...is there any tricks to get into it?

QUOTE(merlin1 @ Apr 25 2010, 07:47 PM) *
Do you have the recovery card?

If you don't you need another Linux box with a (micro)SD card reader. Then, use this script to create the microSD recovery card which will enable you to get back to square one.

http://people.debian.org/~osamu/pub/spider-recovery

This can be run on any Linux PC like this (/dev/mmcblk0 is your card reader, change if necessary):
CODE
sudo DEV=/dev/mmcblk0 ./spider-recovery


On a sidenote, can you press Ctrl-Alt-F1 when you see the black screen and get to a console? If yes you can try to log on and fix the problem if you know what it is.

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penguinsam
post Apr 27 2010, 11:05 PM
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UPDATE:
I discovered I should release the Power button after the Sharp logo appears in order to access the recovery menu...

My Netwalker is just restored, thanks and thanks for the script smile.gif
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merlin1
post Apr 28 2010, 02:20 AM
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Glad you got it sorted smile.gif

That script is not mine, it was created by Osamu Aoki. So all credits go to him. I merely posted the link to it.
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penguinsam
post May 2 2010, 05:07 AM
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yes, it is happy to see it is solved.
Thanks both.
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