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> Baffled by Planet's muilti-boot install firmware card!
Charlie Stross
post Mar 18 2020, 09:21 AM
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So I decided I wanted to upgrade my Cosmo to multi-boot Android/Linux, and to play it safe (and because I'm dumb) I ordered their micro-SD card with firmware.

Guess what: there are no instructions for how to use it! Or how to reboot the cosmo into recovery mode or whatever it takes to re-flash your firmware.

Does anyone have any pointers? (please no fscking youtube videos, I just need straight textual instructions. Planet's approach to documentation drives me nuts!)
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Vistaus
post Mar 18 2020, 10:28 AM
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What do you mean there's no (textual) documentation? Planet has textual instructions right on their support site!
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Linux_for_Cosmo
Just skip the SD card preparation instructions as your SD card is already good to go and start from the rebooting into recovery mode section.
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Charlie Stross
post Mar 18 2020, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE(Vistaus @ Mar 18 2020, 06:28 PM) *
What do you mean there's no (textual) documentation? Planet has textual instructions right on their support site!
http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/Linux_for_Cosmo
Just skip the SD card preparation instructions as your SD card is already good to go and start from the rebooting into recovery mode section.


Weird -- why didn't I see that?

(I would just like to note the total lack of anything on paper -- or a readme -- with the SD card I received.)
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Vistaus
post Mar 18 2020, 03:37 PM
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Sure, they could've put something on paper. But on the other hand: they did put a note on the MicroSD page (https://store.planetcom.co.uk/collections/media-books/products/linux-media-installation-card-for-cosmo-communicator) in their store saying "Insert microSD card into your Cosmo and follow instructions on support.planetcom.co.uk." So they already put effort into directing you/customers to the instructions right from the start. So there's your readme.
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