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Hey! What's Happened To The SheevaPlug?

Posted 01-07-2011 at 04:29 PM by brianL
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I wish I knew. I've had a few sessions with it since my last blog entry, but to no avail. I can get the Marvell prompt, but nothing else. Same results with the ARMedslack on an SDHC card as before. Tried to restore the original minimal Ubuntu with the sheevaplug-installer - no luck. And I still can't remember doing anything to mess it up to such an extent. So now it's stashed away in its nice white box in a cupboard, while I occasionally do a web search, looking for things I haven't tried yet. Ah,...
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DisARMed

Posted 11-17-2010 at 04:17 PM by brianL
Updated 11-17-2010 at 04:19 PM by brianL
Tags arm

Well, something's gone drastically wrong with my SheevaPlug. I don't know what I did, if I did anything, to cause it. About a couple of weeks ago, I booted up into ARMedslack on the SD card, and instead of the expected Slackware login prompt, I got this:
Code:
/#
After running ls and ls /bin, I realised I was in BusyBox. WTF! I tried rebooting - same again. I tried resetting some environment variables from the SheevaPlug prompt, re-entering those from the ARMedslack installation notes -...
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ReARMament 2

Posted 09-09-2010 at 10:31 AM by brianL
Updated 09-09-2010 at 10:33 AM by brianL
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Well, after all that messing about, I've got ARMedslack on a SD card. Again, there was a little hitch with cfdisk, can't remember the actual wording, but it refused to do the partitioning. So I used gparted instead. Haven't decided what I going to use this SheevaPlug for, there's a few possibilities. I was more interested in installing ARMedslack, than any practical use. But I'm sure I'll think of something to do with it. Here's the obligatory screenshot (the white line isn't hiding anything, I...
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Rendered hARMless 2

Posted 09-08-2010 at 04:07 AM by brianL
Updated 09-08-2010 at 04:12 AM by brianL
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More detail. One of the problems is the runme.php script in the sheevaplug-installer package. It's the script to be run on Linux, which is meant to restore all the correct environment variables and the Ubuntu to the plug. Why PHP? Why not a bash shell script? The first time I ran it, it just echoed the file's contents to the terminal. That was because it had <? at the beginning, instead of <?php. I knew enough to fix that. But then it came up with two errors: one about the line regarding which...
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Rendered hARMless

Posted 09-07-2010 at 08:03 AM by brianL
Updated 09-07-2010 at 08:05 AM by brianL

Well, that didn't last long did it? A couple of days or so to screw up my SheevaPlug. I had ARMedslack-13.1 running on it perfectly from a USB stick, and then I decided it would be better on an SD card, leaving the USB socket available for other things. I won't go into all the details of what I tried (can't remember them all, anyway ), but everything failed. There are two options to reset it to, and I chose the wrong one. An installer, involving running a PHP script, failed. I tried all the solutions...
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