yay. finally I managed to mangle my OpenRD Client board .. sigh

I had troubles, that the marge of my dev board was never stating the correct
manufacturer ID for the NAND, which made flashing newer Uboot bootloader im-
possible.

This was the error popping up whatever I tried with Uboot/OpenOCD ...

unknown NAND device found, manufacturer id: 0x00 device id: 0x00
probing failed for NAND flash device

It drove me nuts until found a solution [1]. Yay!

Now with a newer Uboot (v3.4.19) I was suddenly able to install Debian on the
SD/MMC. For that I followed the great Howto under [2].

Heh, nice. So it finally boots Debian .. and having the D-I via serial console
in my screen (hint: screen tops minicom a million times: screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200)
just feels very nice :)

But then I got hot and wanted moar .. MUAHAHA !! .. I finally have put the Debian
install from the SD/MMC onto the internal flash, but not before converting that
flash to UBIFS, following this guide [3] ff.

Heh, so now I have an OpenRD Client, booting Debian on choice from SD/MMC or the
internal flash with either kernel 2.6.32-5-kirkwood from Debian or the Sheevakernel
from [4] with 2.6.35.3 ..

I love it!

Further down I have a list with more good-to-read-in-case-links.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/openrd/issues/detail?id=7
[2] http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/openrd/install.html
[3] http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Installing_Debian_To_Flash#Convert_internal_flash_root_partition_to_UBIFS
[4] http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva




hth :)