[Freedombox-discuss] boot partition full

Sunil Mohan Adapa sunil at medhas.org
Sat Jan 7 06:47:15 UTC 2017

On 01/07/2017 05:43 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> So it is still booting the 4.3 kernel, which is unknown to aptitude.
> Seems your hardware is ARM-based.  Commonly ARM-based hardware need the 
> package flashkernel to copy installed kernel + initramfs to the 
> different (hardware-specific) location where the bootloader looks for 
> it.

Indeed you need flash-kernel package.

If you have boot.cmd instead of boot.scr and also don't have
flash-kernel package, you must upgrading and running a FreedomBox image
from many releases ago.

To fix the situation,

1. Take backup of your SD card.

2. Make sure /boot is ext2fs and not vfat.

3. Install flash-kernel.  This will create the proper /boot/boot.scr
file with a line like "setenv fk_kvers '4.8.0-2-armmp-lpae'".

4. Optionally set /etc/flash-kernel/machine to "Olimex
A20-OLinuXino-LIME2" (depending on your board).  This should not be
required as flash-kernel will properly detect the machine when you are
running it from within the machine.

4. Move /boot/boot.cmd to /boot/boot.cmd.bak.

5. Reboot and check that boot happens properly.

If you already have flash-kernel package and /boot/boot.scr, then simply
moving /boot/boot.cmd should fix the situation.


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