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penguinsam
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.

merlin1
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.
penguinsam
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.

penguinsam
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
merlin1
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.
penguinsam
yes, it is happy to see it is solved.
Thanks both.
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