Honesty, I have no idea, but i hope this points you in the right
It should be very similar to:
Site is inaccessible at this time. :(
I think the important part is under "Booting in the final
setenv mainlineLinux yes
I guess the kernel from sheeva.with-linux.com
is considered a mainline
Linux? What would be considered *not* mainline linux?
(too many people bricked their plugs so they have have an extra step
and the sheeva installer writes a new uboot along with the kernel and
filesystem to help prevent this.) Im sure you found the instructions
for using the open u-boot.
Yeah, my plug isn't bricked. It happily boots the default ubuntu distro
installed on the device. I just want to replace the kernel and root
with fedora. I don't care where or not I update uboot. However none of
the instructions I've found so far say how to do this. The only
instruction I found for updating the nand said to use the
sheevaplug-installer, which also wants to update uboot.
Do note in the instructions they are trying to use UbiFS instead of
Im not sure I would overwrite the U-boot with what they suggest either.
but the procedure for overwriting the nand should be very similar.
Okay, n00b question here: what's the difference between UbiFS and JFFS,
and why would I want to choose JFFS over UbiFS? (I know what JFFS is to
some degree -- I used that back in the TuxScreen, but if the Sheeva
wants to use UbiFS, what's wrong with that?)
I would try it with jffs first. You may have to compile kernel
to read the rootfs, but you should at least see your kernel boot. (and
it will fail with something similar to "Kernel panic - not syncing:
VFS: Unable to mount root fs".)
Ah, see, I'm trying *NOT* to compile anything, if I can avoid it. I
don't want to be in the business of building my own kernels; that's what
distributions are for. I just want to install the distribution on my
Is UbiFS part of the default kernel config, usually?
And as always if you actually figure it out. Update the wiki :)
Quoting Derek Atkins <warlord(a)MIT.EDU>:
> I just received my SheevaPlug shipment yesterday, and today I've been
> trying (and failing) to install Fedora 12 onto it. I'm trying to set up
> the plug to boot off nand. Unfortunately the instructions on the wiki
> are pretty sparse. I'd consider myself a Fedora expert, but I'm
> definitely new to ARM and embedded systems (modulo some time I spent
> with a TuxScreen system about a decade ago).
> I've downloaded the f12 root filesystem and modified it as per the wiki.
> I also downloaded the 184.108.40.206 kernels from
(as per the wiki), but I
> have no idea if these are the "right" packages to use. I only chose
> this because it's the version of the kernel my F12 laptop is running).
> Then I downloaded the sheevaplug installer (again, as per the
> fedora arm wiki), but of course it didn't work on my fedora-12 64
> system; the problem was that runme.php needed "<?php" instead of just
> "<?" in order to get php to run... and even when running in an su
> environment, it still thought I wasn't root.
> After trying to comprehend the sheevaplug-installer readme, googling to
> figure out where to find the uboot-custom.txt, and then finally getting
> the installer running, then I get the dreaded "No valid NAND flash
> driver found":
> **** Burning uboot and environment variables ... This will take few
> minutes ...
> Open On-Chip Debugger 0.4.0 (2010-02-22-22:59)
> Licensed under GNU GPL v2
> For bug reports, read
> 2000 kHz
> trst_and_srst separate srst_gates_jtag trst_push_pull srst_open_drain
> jtag_nsrst_delay: 200
> jtag_ntrst_delay: 200
> dcc downloads are enabled
> Error: No valid NAND flash driver found (0)
> Available NAND flash controller drivers:
> **** openocd FAILED
> **** Is the mini USB cable connected?
> Luckily my sheeva is still running its original config. uboot is
> working (albeit with the default version):
> ** MARVELL BOARD: SHEEVA PLUG LE
> U-Boot 1.1.4 (Jul 14 2009 - 06:46:57) Marvell version: 3.4.16
> So... can someone help me wipe out the debian installation and install
> fedora-12? I think there are enough hits on the web to reflash my
> uImage, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to flash the
> rootfs.tar.gz into mtd2.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
> Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
> URL: http://web.mit.edu/warlord/
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