NAND-MTD (Please help me.....)

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Fri Oct 26 03:16:46 EDT 2001

On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Kim, Sanghun wrote:

> I have changed "spia.c" to my own "spia.c"
> (later spia.c is ported to our board..)
> but at boot process, following messages returned.
> "Could not find valid boot record"
> "Could not mount NFTL device"
> ....
> so, according to "MTD_Howto",
> we do "nftl_format .....". But our NAND Flash's erase size is 0x4000.
> so nftl_format returned with reporting "not 8kb, i'm confused"....
> Please tell me SOLUTION...!!!...

You can't use NFTL on devices other than a DiskOnChip. Use JFFS, or I 
believe people might be looking at writing a SmartMedia translation layer 
which does much the same as NFTL but without requiring ECC hardware. 


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