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He, serious problem here.

After trying to boot pre50 kernel from u-boot I stuck in a reboot loop.
My setup was u-boot followed by bootmenu.

I 1st tried to just reflashed kernel. power49 and then stockpr1.3. But that didn't help.

Then I flashed zImage-fb-omap1-pr13 to see whats going on inside...

Loading stops with
Code:
......
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
......
then shuts down...

So, IS IT DEAD?

Or can I revive it somehow preferably without a reflash?

Thanks in advance....

Regards,

J4ZZ
 
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I got same problem more times. The only one solution is to FULL reflash COMBINED image:
$ sudo flasher-3.5 -F RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin -f -R
 

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Ok, this is bad. But did you found out what was causing the error? I read in several general linux forums, that it could be defective hardware or an empty proc folder causing this.

Anyway, thank you for answering.

Cheers,

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I have really no idea where is problem. But I flashed only rootfs that does not solve problem. I must (every time) flash full fiasco image... Seems that this is really some HW problems...

But In this state I was able to boot NitDroid from microSD card without any problem (from U-Boot).

So this problem is now very very complicated. Maybe also some problem in Maemo fremantle system...
 
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Ok, well... Flashed it, and it's up and running again

Lots of work to do now

btw. just saw that filebox shows MyDocs and SD Card as "Memory Card" and not as their respective names "Nokia N900" and "16 GB SD" So does someone knows where to look for to correct this issue?
Filemanager and "Mass Storage Mode" are showing the proper labels.

Thanks in advanced,

J4ZZ

Last edited by J4ZZ; 03-20-2012 at 05:47 PM.
 
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Ok, problem is that somebody/someapp somehow delete file /dev/console from maemo5 ubifs rootfs.

Fix is simple: Use some rescue OS to create character device /dev/console and no reflash is needed

See more on: http://mg.pov.lt/maemo-irclog/%23mae...03-28T22:46:34
 

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I'm really glad that this 'bug' got fixed so do you mind posting some small instructions how exactly creating the missing /dev/console entry?
Do I have to copy it from somewhere or is it just creating a kind of a dummy file? Sorry for this probably noobish question...

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Code:
$ mknod <path_to_maemo5_rootfs>/dev/console c 5 1
/dev/console is character device with major number 5 and minor 1. Replace <path_to_maemo5_rootfs> with path where you mounted maemo5 ubifs rootfs
 

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Brilliant... Thanks mate.



Greetz,

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Here is output of all files in /dev/ from RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin image: http://pastebin.com/hs13sjdV
 

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