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Re: RE: flashing from ftp

I think this is a great idea. There have been so many little things I've
discovered, it'd be nice to share them with other people in a central
location (that reads better than a mailing list). I say go for it,
you'll have a happy contributor from me.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gurkan, Ozzie [ERS/ATL]" <OGurkan@xxxxxxx.com>
Date: Friday, August 6, 2004 9:41 am
Subject: RE: flashing from ftp

> Again, thanks for these tips!
> "/Jonas (Risking getting more comments about our lacking 
> documentation)"
> I think you have enough excuse to start a Wiki!
> What if a picked a public site and started one? What other gems are 
> waitingto be discovered by intricate questions?
> Ozzie G.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonas Holmberg [mailto:jonas.holmberg@xxxxxxx.com] 
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 9:34 AM
> To: Gurkan, Ozzie [ERS/ATL]
> Cc: dev-etrax@xxxxxxx.com
> Subject: Re: flashing from ftp
> On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 09:05:59AM -0400, Gurkan, Ozzie [ERS/ATL] 
> wrote:> If your original binary was in the /mnt/flash directory, 
> then you can 
> > easily ftp, stop, replace, and start again. However, if it was in 
> the 
> > romfs, then, unless there is a way to put the board in boot mode, 
> you 
> > cannot flash the romfs to change your executable. Does anyone 
> else know of
> a solution?
> Normal upgrade via FTP:
> ftp> put fimage flash
> When using devboard_82 (at least) the jffs-partition is upgraded after
> reboot. This way you can backup data from the old jffs partition to 
> RAM and
> restore it to the new jffs-partition. (See
> packages/initscripts/fsupgrade-jffs2-network-only/rc.fsupgrade)
> Repartitioning upgrade via FTP:
> ftp> put fimage flash_all
> If you need to change the partition sizes during upgrade there's no 
> way to
> backup and restore data.
> /Jonas (Risking getting more comments about our lacking documentation)