Netwinder Digest, Vol 4, Issue 4

ninjasuit2000-netwinder at ninjasuit2000-netwinder at
Sun Dec 26 17:50:32 EST 2004

> Other that JTAG, the only way to upgrade the
> firmware is to boot up far
> enoug that you can run the "flashwrite" utility.  It
> has been a long while
> but I suspect you will want the 990121 kernel (or
> earlier)
> You can get this kernel to boot either via netboot
> (ethernet), by serial
> download, or by getting it on the hard drive somehow
> (eg. other PC).
> See also the "firmware compatibility guide":
> -R

Okay, I've managed to get it to boot an old 2.0 series
kernel(981006) via tftp and then use the "rescue"
diskimage I found at I then copied
the necessary flash module from the 981006 modules tgz
available at The module appears
to load fine with insmod, but when i attempt to use
the flashwrite command as detailed in the firmware
howto it complains that it cannot find the flash

I'm soooo close I can taste it.. Any help would be
greatly appreciated... Do I need to creat a device
node or something?

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