ukclear, on 26 August 2011 - 07:06 AM, said:
Sorry for being a newb but how do i replace the kernel and module files with the correct ones to get the debian to boot? I have now have a setup an SD card with the eken m001 debian build but my netbook does not even attempt to boot off the SD card when its inserted. I tried renaming the script folder to FirmwareInstall inline with how the WM8650 firmware was setup but not still booting it up from SD-card.
Is there any chance you could zip up your script folder for you have working for debian on your Eken M009 and uploading it to megaupload.com so i can put it on my SD card and see if it boots my netbook?
There is way for booting debian in this case... You need to partition your in 2 partitions on your SD card, 1 FAT or FAT32 and another EXT2 or EXT3. The FAT partition should be about 30 Megs in size, and the EXT2/EXT3 the rest of the SD card. On the FAT partition you place 1 directory called script, inside this directory there is a kernel (most likely called uImage (or uzImage) and some script files). Your base system goes on the EXT2/EXT3 partition. And then just put the SD card in you device and your done
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this is kinda of the "for dummies" installation guide. What this does is the following;
U-boot (the bootloader Android uses) is searching on the SD card for a directory called script, if it exist, it will execute the script files inside the directory script. Normally the script directory is meant for updating the device but because the you can do pretty much everything in those scripts, this trick is mostly used for booting an other OS on the device.