Monday, November 3, 2008

Grindars brave NAND testing

Lately there were no news about TX. I was playing mostly with OpenEmbedded, preparing some packages and so long, but there were someone else playing with TX. As title states Grindars was playing with NAND driver. I admit I wasn't brave enough to test writing something in NAND. But he was, he erased all his NAND in linux, created jffs2 and store some files on it. That's great, don't you think? So NAND driver works! Other interesting part was return to PalmOS. He was able to boot up PalmOS after his experiments again. It wasn't perfect thou. It lacked WiFi and bundled media files. But after restoring files from backup, his WiFi works again! It doesn't survive hardreset and it needs another restore after each hardreset, but it's great that his Palm is working even with some issues, don't you think? Maybe some other issues arise over the time, but I wanted to let you know about this and if you are interested in details, here is a thread on hackndev main site: http://hackndev.com/node/225

5 comments:

ChiefAlex said...

Dont understand much of this but i think its good for development^^

itsnothere said...

I would like to know the details of how this can be done. I operate a repair shop and would like a way of reformatting NAND chips for the TX, it is not common for them to get stuck in a reboot loop because of corruption on the NAND. I can be reached at repairs AT PalmDR DOT com.

Thank you,
Chris

pUl| said...

Any updates Miska???

pUl| said...

Hi Miska,

Any new bootpacks after the LinuxExpo? We're eagerly waiting to try out wifi on the TX!

Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................