after fumbling around with oe and bitbake I finally managed to build
an opie-imag, that is small enough (< 16mb) and hopefully provides
the correct kernel command line (i.e. parittion definitions for 16 MB flash).
But as it turns I could even flash this image due to bootloader problems.
Since Documentation about any bootloader and 16 MB simpads seems
to be non-existent I had the following choices.
Install bloader.2.5.3 from opensimpad.org, which is specifically labelled
as not compatibel with cl4
directly flash blupdater.img without erasing flash before.
I decided to try the last version, it looks like this was a failure.
The bootloader boots as expected and after an unsuccesfull
attempt to flash an img from cf (hda1) falls back to a prompt.
So far this is OK and expected, the problem is that the
prompt is not reacting to any inputs, effectively making
it impossible to do anything (esp. flashing something over
I have no Idea what to try now, besides using JTAG or soldering
an pcmcia slot, so that I can place a flash image on /hda1.
For neither of the two options I have the necessary hardware at hand.
Even worse I have still no idea, what went wrong, respectively how
to do it right.
If not erasing the flash was the source of the problem, then
I would have to install the 2.5.3 bootloader, which sounds not
like something that could work. But if this was not the problem,
what else can go wrong (the blupdater.img file is OK and
serial upload seemed to work).
As far as I have read in this forum several people in this
forum have managed to get bootloader running on a cl4,
so how did you do that?