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Sheevaplugging Again (or trying...)

Posted 02-20-2012 at 08:31 AM by brianL
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Thought it was about time I had another go at trying to restore my Sheevaplug to its original state, but with the same results as last time. Included a screenshot this time.
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    Well, I think I've tried every "solution" I could find by websearching. It's ****ed. Just to summarize what's happened:
    1: It was OK when I got it, could boot into the pre-installed Ubuntu.
    2: Successfully installed ARMedslack on USB to use on it.
    3: Successfully installed ARMedslack on SDHC to use on it.
    4: Booted OK into ARMedslack a couple of times, at intervals, with no problems.
    5: Problems started. No obvious cause.
    Posted 02-22-2012 at 05:59 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Seems like broken hardware now.
    Posted 02-22-2012 at 08:56 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    No, don't think so. The problem happens when it starts loading the kernel. Instead of the usual messages, all that gibberish shown in the screenshot appears. Every time I plug it in, both LED's come on, so I think the hardware's OK. I'll probably have another go at it in a month or so, possibly try building a new kernel for it. That will mean installing a cross-compiler, etc.
    Posted 02-23-2012 at 07:25 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Oh that's why. I thought building own kernel was supposed to be the first step for debugging embedded devices.
    Posted 02-26-2012 at 04:27 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    Originally Posted by Web31337 View Comment
    I thought building own kernel was supposed to be the first step for debugging embedded devices.
    I don't really know. I usually dive into doing things without having a clue what I'm doing.
    Anyway, I don't think the kernel is the problem, since I get more or less the same results on my desktop and laptop (dual-booting Slack and Debian "squeeze"). That's three sheevaplug-installers.
    This is the only other reference to a similar problem I found:,541.0.html
    Posted 02-26-2012 at 04:59 AM by brianL brianL is offline


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