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Re: [fedora-arm] Sheevaplug and F12

On Sat, 2010-01-02 at 11:08 +0000, Graeme Hilton wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a Sheevaplug and I'm using a 4GB SD card to hold the OS.
> PS My environment and uBoot version are attached below.
> Marvell>> printenv
> baudrate=115200
> loads_echo=0
> ipaddr=
> serverip=
> rootpath=/mnt/ARM_FS/
> netmask=
> console=a0000
> e=ttyS0,115200 mtdparts=nand_mtd:0xc0000 0(uboot)ro,0x1ff00000 0x100000(root)
> CASset=min
> MALLOC_len=1

> U-Boot 1.1.4 (Sep 14 2009 - 15:36:37) Marvell version: 3.4.19
> Marvell>>

There is a bug in Sheevaplug uboot 3.4.19 which corrupts the environment
(see console=a0000 and following line above).

This is now fixed in 3.4.27, but two further issues have been found, and
pingtoo has produced fixes -see
http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=1134.31 . It appears
that the best uboot is 3.4.27 as patched by pingtoo, available from
http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1134.0;attach=201 .

Beware though, and it applies not only to 3.4.27, but also 3.4.19 and
3.4.16 and probably earlier, that it appears there is a bug in the SDHC
handling, and that uboot will not be able to handle offsets greater than
4Gb on the card; you should be safe with your 4Gb card of course.

Quentin  Armitage

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