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Step 6

This section helps with flashing the software and instructions to boot the Android operating system.

You will need atleast a bootloader (u-boot.bin and MLO), kernel (uImage) and an Android file system to flash Android.


[edit] Flashing Android

There are several flashing methods such as to SD, NAND and NFS

[edit] Flashing to SD

Prior to proceeding with these steps, review how to setup and format a SD card under Omap Platform Support Tools. This will provide instructions on creating the two paritions needed to copy the files.

If you are using prebuilt binaries, copy the binaries (u-boot.bin, MLO and uImage) directly to the boot partition.

$ sudo cp -rf <location_of_uboot.bin_file> /tmp/mmc1
$ sudo cp -rf <location_of_MLO_file> /tmp/mmc1
$ sudo cp -rf <location_of_uImage_file> /tmp/mmc1

If you are using prebuilt binaries, extract the filesystem archive directly to the boot partition and set permissions.

$ sudo cp –Rfp ~/myfs/* /tmp/mmc2
$ sudo chmod –R 777 /tmp/mmc2/*

/media/boot and /media/disk

$ sudo umount /media/boot
$ sudo umount /media/disk

[edit] Flashing to NAND using Fastboot

For a quick and fast way to flash Android into NAND refer to Android Fastboot

[edit] Other ways to flash Android

Refer to Omap Platform Support Tools for more ways to flash a zoom2.

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