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Re: dd-ing boot image locally instead nvflash-ing
Gordan Bobic <gordan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:08:51 +0100
On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:52:06 -0300, Nicolás Wolovick
On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:31 AM, Gordan Bobic wrote:
If I have a boot image on my AC100 that I built locally on it, can I
just dd that to /dev/mmcblk0p1 (the only 5MB partition I can see)?
Will that work? Or do I have to use nvflash?
I've successfully done this twice.
abootimg -u /dev/mmcblk0p2 -k
Luckly abootimg is a standard package in Natty.
The comand means: update the Android Boot Partition with this kernel.
mmcblk0p2? That's not 5MB in size, so I'm guessing that isn't the
rescue partition. Ideally what I want to do is something like:
abootimage --create newboot.img -k zImage -r initrd.img -c '....'
dd if=newboot.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1
The real question I guess I have here is whether abootimage -u will
just push the raw image out to a raw partition or whether it does some
other, additional magic going on.