[Freedombox-discuss] boot partition full

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Sat Jan 7 13:59:36 UTC 2017

Quoting permondes - sagen (2017-01-07 14:31:34)
> Am Samstag, den 07.01.2017, 18:24 +0530 schrieb Sunil Mohan Adapa:
> > On 01/07/2017 06:17 PM, permondes - sagen wrote:
> > [...]
> > > But the device does not boot!
> > > I can unplug the micro-SD card to check some log files on my computer, do you have an idea where to start?
> > 
> > Unfortunately, you won't have logs stored about this stage of booting.
> > 
> > Check if you have uEnv.txt and move it to see if you are able to boot.
> > 
> > To restore to earlier state, you can restore boot.scr files from backup.
> > (flash-kernel also takes a backup with the name boot.scr.bak)
> > 
> I saved boot.scr and copied boot.scr.bak, so I am back in 4.3.0. I am
> glad that worked, because starting all over again (ikiwiki, radicale,
> privoxy, IRC) does not look too attractive to me.
> There was previously the issue with LDAP, where I could not add nor
> change users in Plinth anymore. I intended to approach that problem
> afterwards, did not think they are related.
> There is no file uEnv.txt in /boot, nothing similar to that.
> If you think, my system is totally screwed up and starting from scratch
> makes more sense, then I'll do that. Slowly, and probably taking
> tutorial videos, and lots of questions on how to recover (mostly)
> ikiwiki ;-). Please advice. 

I think your system is not totally screwed.  Try share both working and 
non-working boot.scr - they might indicate what configuration file might 
be wrongly setup to now produce broken boot files.

> Sunil, does the Olinuxino A20 LIME (not LIME2!)run with amd64 as well?
> Currently I use armhf

No - LIME and LIME2 differ in (those binary parts in the top of) boot 
scripts, but both run the "armhf" flavor of Linux, and can only run the
simpler "armel" flavor from same architecture family, not "amd64" wich 
is a modern flavor the _another_ computer architecture.

Here is a bit of perspective that might help (I am 15 years into Linux 
too, and learned about multiple architectures with Apple machines):

Debian hardware flavors, related to underlying hardware architectures:
  * "x86" family Intel/AMD hardware includes "i386" and "amd64".
  * "860x0" family Motorola hardware includes "m68k".
  * "PowerPC" family Apple/IBM hardware includes "powerpc" and "ppc64".
  * some family of ARM hardware includes "armel", "armhf" and "arm64".

 - Jonas

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