Original kernel and modules for nw3100

Francois RUVOEN francois.ruvoen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 04:13:46 EDT 2009

In my version of the firmware, there is actually no flashwrite anywhere on
the flash fs but the mtd kernel module is there.

2009/3/7 Ralph Siemsen <ralphs at netwinder.org>

> 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!
> -Ralph
> 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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