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OESF Portables Forum _ Gemini PDA - Linux _ debian does not boot after updating Salifish and linux image

Posted by: gemini_user_j Feb 28 2019, 02:51 PM

I have debian on boot 4 (hold both esc + silver)

neither old nor new version of debian boots after I downloaded the new linux image to my gemini.

I want to keep the new linux image for sailfish 3, but I dont get anything happening when trying to boot into debian:
if reuse the old debian image, the blue led just keeps shining, but nothing happens, If I use the "new" debian (Wed Dec 12 10:45:36 2018 a58c0d64312b6626a8bdb2178e1303e7) http://support.planetcom.co.uk/download/LinuxFirmware/LinuxFirmware.html
the gemini just turns of, or registers the escape button to go into recovery mode.

did anyone else have similar experiences?

Posted by: andrewl Mar 1 2019, 10:25 AM

QUOTE(gemini_user_j @ Feb 28 2019, 02:51 PM) *
I have debian on boot 4 (hold both esc + silver)

neither old nor new version of debian boots after I downloaded the new linux image to my gemini.

I want to keep the new linux image for sailfish 3, but I dont get anything happening when trying to boot into debian:
if reuse the old debian image, the blue led just keeps shining, but nothing happens, If I use the "new" debian (Wed Dec 12 10:45:36 2018 a58c0d64312b6626a8bdb2178e1303e7) http://support.planetcom.co.uk/download/LinuxFirmware/LinuxFirmware.html
the gemini just turns of, or registers the escape button to go into recovery mode.

did anyone else have similar experiences?


I did install Debian today, I was experimenting because of a different problem that I haven't solved yet. I installed Android->Recovery->Debian->None

I used the Planet instructions and online partition tool and downloaded everything fresh. Debian booted and ran well, it's the first time I've used it and I was impressed apart from the lack of connectivity.

Posted by: gemini_user_j Mar 1 2019, 11:46 AM

QUOTE(andrewl @ Mar 1 2019, 10:25 AM) *
QUOTE(gemini_user_j @ Feb 28 2019, 02:51 PM) *
I have debian on boot 4 (hold both esc + silver)

neither old nor new version of debian boots after I downloaded the new linux image to my gemini.

I want to keep the new linux image for sailfish 3, but I dont get anything happening when trying to boot into debian:
if reuse the old debian image, the blue led just keeps shining, but nothing happens, If I use the "new" debian (Wed Dec 12 10:45:36 2018 a58c0d64312b6626a8bdb2178e1303e7) http://support.planetcom.co.uk/download/LinuxFirmware/LinuxFirmware.html
the gemini just turns of, or registers the escape button to go into recovery mode.

did anyone else have similar experiences?


I did install Debian today, I was experimenting because of a different problem that I haven't solved yet. I installed Android->Recovery->Debian->None

I used the Planet instructions and online partition tool and downloaded everything fresh. Debian booted and ran well, it's the first time I've used it and I was impressed apart from the lack of connectivity.


When I still could boot into debian I had both wifi and bluetooth (including bluetooth LE) working (as did vpn), unfortunately I can be of much help here since I cant even boot

Posted by: Adam Boardman Mar 2 2019, 03:07 AM

QUOTE(gemini_user_j @ Feb 28 2019, 11:51 PM) *
I have debian on boot 4 (hold both esc + silver)
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I want to keep the new linux image for sailfish 3

Some things that may be of interest:

Posted by: gemini_user_j Mar 2 2019, 08:41 AM

I don't mind reflashing my 32GB for a shared Sailfish + Debian partition, but I will avoid flashing over my android installation.

how large of a file size would a "universal" linux.img be, og can I merge them by myself?

I honestly dont mind wasting a handful GBs to get this up and running.

Alternatively, I think it should be possible just to restart from the old shared installation, and update sailfish from 2.1 to 3 from within the OS, but that is just a bit time consuming.


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