suddenly, i can't boot barebox on my beagle xM anymore [ISOLATED]

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Mon Dec 3 03:31:14 EST 2012

On Mon, 3 Dec 2012, Jan Lübbe wrote:

> Hi,
> On Sun, 2012-12-02 at 04:24 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > i've isolated the commit that introduces the apparent booting
> > problem on my xM:
> >
> > $ git show 154496f
> > commit 154496f736db54123c3f6daaba18809fab54ed9b
> > Merge: 05d251f bd6d12b
> > Author: Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at>
> > Date:   Fri Nov 16 14:02:49 2012 +0100
> >
> >     Merge branch 'for-next/omap'
> *snip*
> >   so something in that omap merge is causing this.
> The merge itself does not actually introduce new code.
> Could you try finding the commit with git bisect?
> ~/git/barebox $ git bisect start
> ~/git/barebox $ git bisect bad 154496f736db54123c3f6daaba18809fab54ed9b
> ~/git/barebox $ git bisect good 05d251f
> Bisecting: 3 revisions left to test after this (roughly 2 steps)
> [663c466794382f803a69414c935cf0a13d4f0761] ARM OMAP4 panda: switch to new environment
> ~/git/barebox $
> Then test this checkout and tell git using "git bisect good" or "git
> bisect bad".

  *sigh* ... i *think* i figured out what's happening.  in order to
play with barebox on my xM, until recently, i'd done nothing more than
create a single FAT partition on a micro SD card, put MLO and
barebox.bin on it, put it in my xM, and let it boot.  until that OMAP
merge, it worked fine.

  as i read it, the new default environment for the xM *requires* a
second (ext3) partition or the boot process simply hangs, am i reading
that right?  if that's true, how can i adjust that so i can once again
just boot to barebox without having a kernel and root fs created yet?



Robert P. J. Day                                 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


More information about the barebox mailing list