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I've uploaded a video on how to flash your n900 with a LiveCD. I should probably add a few annotations, but I think it's good for a start.
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CblPiVd1QOs


Any thoughts?

-Rob
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Bump. It's up now.
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My devices: N770 + 8GB SD card soldered internally, N900 with 8GB SD card + Custom OC(125-950 typically).
OC freqs: 0:22,90 125:22,90 250:28,180 500:30,360 550:32,400 600:34,430 700:39,430 750:41,430 805:45,430 850:47,500 900:50,500 950:54,500 1000:58,500 1100:67,520 1150:71,520
 
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I highly recommend downloading MD5SUMS from the images page aswell. then doing
Code:
md5sum -c MD5SUMS
to make sure your image is good.
 

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Oh haha. For a second I thought its gonna teach us how to flash the image onto the 900 for booting Ubuntu there.
 
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thanks a lot from that,
now just add a link to:

http://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_tablet_firmware

and possibly also to:
http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo5_101
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Originally Posted by jimmcheung View Post
Oh haha. For a second I thought its gonna teach us how to flash the image onto the 900 for booting Ubuntu there.
Yep I dream to have boot N900 with external DVD drive.


BTW, Robbie you look great with your brows.
 
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Hm... That would require a proper USB driver + hostmode implemented in a u-boot module, I suppose.
I know its possible to boot off a USB->ATA adaptor connected to an internal CD drive, at least with an x86-compatible PC.
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What is the smallest distribution that boots straight to terminal and still has wide HW support out of box?

Im thinking that just downloading more than 100 Mb just for flashing purpose is just bit too much.
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Originally Posted by slender View Post
What is the smallest distribution that boots straight to terminal and still has wide HW support out of box?

Im thinking that just downloading more than 100 Mb just for flashing purpose is just bit too much.
Gentoo Live CDs aren't much bigger than 100MiB and boot to a shell. You'll have to run dhcpcd or configure the network manually yourself after booting. I've used them on a plethora of desktop and server machines and never had a problem with hardware drivers, although I've never tried to use WiFi from the Live CD; this may present problems.
 
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Originally Posted by slender View Post
What is the smallest distribution that boots straight to terminal and still has wide HW support out of box?

Im thinking that just downloading more than 100 Mb just for flashing purpose is just bit too much.
Nothing is too much to save your precious device
 
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