- Oct 6, 2009
Hello, was just wondering how things are going? I'm not pushing, just curious.
Stuckie said:Where is this coming up? I don't think I've ever encountered that...
delete000 said:is it normal for the ext2 FS on my 16Gb, class 10 Transcend SD card to be corrupted after 5-6 package installations? i'm trying to install openssh-client and openssh_server but I always get an error at some point. i have tried both pandora-squeeze 1.0.5 and 1.0.6 (xopher's version). should i try another SD card or is installing stuff really that bad for the FS? has anyone else tried installing ssh?
Stuckie said:U-Boot is the bootloader.. effectively running an upgrade PND ( for say, Hotfix5 ) will usually check to see if it's upto date and flash it if not, if I remember correctly. Or you can stick the latest u-boot files and flash kit on a card from the openpandora firmware section and flash that manually.
It sounds more like a dodgy card, or filesystem.
And I really hope that you unmounted your filesystem before running e2fsck on it, as those "bunch of errors" may be more it chewing up the filesystem rather than fixing anything.
Other thing you can try is repartitioning so that you've got a small Fat32 partition on the front of the card, copy the uImage into there, and edit the autoboot.txt to load the uImage from the Fat32 partition and the root from the secondary ext2/3 partition instead.
However, I cannot reproduce this error to try and fix it.. so you'll need to try various things yourself, I'm afraid
I'd make sure you can boot Angstrom from SD as well ( preferably the same one you're using just now ) to try rule out as many factors as possible.
And yes, as delete000 just said ( repeating as I ended up on a new page, ) make sure you've untarred with the correct permissions and as root/sudo, or the file permissions will be all mangled. For example: sudo tar -xvjpf pandora-squeeze-1.0.tar.bz2 -C /my/ext2-formatted/sdcard