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#11
Originally Posted by Estel View Post
why the heck You think that only way to flash N900 is using Linux?

BTW, for Linux, You can use liveCD/LiveDVd, no need to install, if You don't plan to use it casually.
I thought it was too for a specific option. Has there been a recent development?

Edit: You're right. Looks like there is a host of options now.

http://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_t...nd_Workarounds

To the OP restart and don't press anything except the down arrow key. The options should show if not you need to fix your MBR or set up your chainloader. I will guide you on how to do that but first
can I ask the behavior of you PC on boot right now, is it still as you describe in the first post or do you get no options and it boots straight into ubuntu? what happens exactly.

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#12
i did something ill explain...
placed all the necessary files on my usbstick/flashdrive. booted up linux.
dragged the files from the usb onto the linux desktop. right-clicked open terminal here. (terminal opens with desktop path) then i typed:
sudo dpkg -1 (flasher name).deb (hit enter)
here is where it gets funny
the flasher seems to start installing and a pop up of something along the lines of "maemo flasher tool property of Nokia etc" comes up with "Configuring Tool" in red at the top. However im unable to click "ok" and the flasher just stalls at that point.
i also tried to open the terminal and did the same commands but i get "package in use"
no matter how long i wait nothing seems to install...suggestions?
 
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#13
supergrub usb-stick or -CD is nice to have available when booting Linux fails.

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/
 
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Yeah, the windows maemo flasher wiki was updated some time ago now. I have always flashed the n900 on my win7 64bit without any problems, where my ubuntu partition gave me no end of grief.

@RobertHall, have you tried the windows flasher?
 

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Originally Posted by RobertHall View Post
then i typed:
sudo dpkg -1 (flasher name).deb (hit enter)
here is where it gets funny
That's supposed to be and -i like -install So dpkg -i would be the proper command mate.
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N900 ~ $ make me a sandwich
-bash: no, make it yourself
N900 ~ $ sudo make me a sandwich
-bash: ok then...
 

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Originally Posted by J4ZZ View Post
That's supposed to be and -i like -install So dpkg -i would be the proper command mate.
it was a typo here not in the command line
 
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Oh, well Ok then.
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#18
well i borrowed a friend's n900...installed the drivers (pc suite mode mass storage mode and libusb update mode) and well guess what? the usb port broke! lol..
willing to sell this n900 now as this is a sign any offers?
 
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How much? What's the condition like?
 
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pm sent @cue
 
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