Original kernel and modules for nw3100

Ralph Siemsen ralphs at netwinder.org
Sat Mar 7 08:18:27 EST 2009

On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 10:29:23AM +0100, Francois RUVOEN wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has anyone of you still got that original kernel?

It is included in the firmware, and you can access it as follows:

Interrupt the firware at "Press any key to abort autoboot" prompt,
then type the command "shell" to get a shell.  At this point,
you will be running the old 2.4.0 kernel, and the appropriate
flash module will be loaded.  The flashwrite program is
available in /bin as well.

The only thing missing is the new firmware image, which you 
presumably have saved on the hard disk previously.  To access
the disk, mount it with "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt" for example.

Hope this helps!

PS. changing the RAM on the 3100 is risky - even if the firmware
upgrade succeeds, it may not run with the new RAM.  In that case
you have no way to flash it back.  You can only keep trying different
RAM modules in hopes that one of them works...  all of this is
an unfortunate side-effect of how Transmeta processors work...

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