Letux 400 Hardware

Operation

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boot modifier and special notes for the operation

Boot Modifier Keys

To boot from SD card, the Letux 400 U-Boot checks that Fn + Left-Shift are pressed on power up.

The kernel recognizes additional modifiers to switch the root file system. You can press these keys right before pressing the power button but must hold them at least 5 seconds. They are not checked immediately after power on when the penguin appears but with more delay.

If you see the "INIT: version 2.86 booting" message on the screen, you can release the button.

  • F1: boot from first SD partition (/dev/mmcblk0p1, ext3)
  • F2: boot from second SD partition (/dev/mmcblk0p2, ext3)
  • F3: boot minifs from internal partition (/dev/mtdblock3, jffs2)
  • F4: boot from internal partition (/dev/mtdblock4, yaffs2)
  • Fn: boot from second SD partition (/dev/mmcblk0p2, ext3) (kernel was booted from SD on Fn+Ctrl+LeftShift)
  • none: boot from internal partition (/dev/mtdblock4, yaffs2)

WARNING: Don't press Fn + Left-Shift + Ctrl to boot! This will copy the 2.6 kernel into the NAND flash and afterwards, you can't boot from NAND to the original system. To recover from such a mistake, please refer to http://download.goldelico.com/letux-400-jtag/

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