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Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"

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Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 09, 2017 08:11PM
I have a spare PogoPlug E02 that I had used with the qnology.com instructions long ago. I'm not sure I can get logitechmediaserver running on my "production" E02 that is also qnology/arch, so I wanted to try debian to get LMS and samba NAS functions on this spare unit.

I pulled the USB out of the spare unit, booted (cdadmin), put the USB back in and ... I wasn't sure if I should do uboot or debian rootfs first. So I ran "Jeff's Tutorial" http://projects.doozan.com/debian/ on it, and it failed, and the last line of /tmp/debian/debootstrap/debootstrap.log is "FATAL: kernel too old".
Pogoplug:/tmp$ tail /tmp/debian/debootstrap/debootstrap.log 
vim-common_2%3a7.3.5 100% |*******************************|   158k --:--:-- ETA
Connecting to cdn.debian.net (128.31.0.66:80)
vim-tiny_2%3a7.3.547 100% |*******************************|   273k --:--:-- ETA
Connecting to cdn.debian.net (128.31.0.66:80)
wget_1.13.4-3+deb7u2 100% |*******************************|   735k --:--:-- ETA
Connecting to cdn.debian.net (128.31.0.66:80)
xz-utils_5.1.1alpha+ 100% |*******************************|   233k --:--:-- ETA
Connecting to cdn.debian.net (128.31.0.66:80)
zlib1g_1%3a1.2.7.dfs 100% |*******************************| 87460  00:00:00 ETA
FATAL: kernel too old
Pogoplug:/tmp$ uname -a
Linux Pogoplug 2.6.22.18 #44 Mon Aug 10 12:57:36 PDT 2009 armv5tejl unknown

Update: Also, since I intend to use this as a NAS with an external HD, should I be doing this with the HD instead of a flash thumb drive? My Arch NAS is set up that way. I could overwrite the small partition on the Arch external HD, but it would be nice to have the debian replacement working before taking down my NAS.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2017 08:16PM by flashless.
Re: Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 10, 2017 03:50AM
flashless Wrote:
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> I have a spare PogoPlug E02 that I had used with
> the qnology.com instructions long ago. I'm not
> sure I can get logitechmediaserver running on my
> "production" E02 that is also qnology/arch, so I
> wanted to try debian to get LMS and samba NAS
> functions on this spare unit.
>
> I pulled the USB out of the spare unit, booted
> (cdadmin), put the USB back in and ... I wasn't
> sure if I should do uboot or debian rootfs first.
> So I ran "Jeff's Tutorial"
> http://projects.doozan.com/debian/ on it, and it
> failed, and the last line of
> /tmp/debian/debootstrap/debootstrap.log is "FATAL:
> kernel too old".
>
> Pogoplug:/tmp$ tail
> /tmp/debian/debootstrap/debootstrap.log 
> vim-common_2%3a7.3.5 100%
> |*******************************|   158k --:--:--
> ETA
> Connecting to cdn.debian.net (128.31.0.66:80)
> vim-tiny_2%3a7.3.547 100%
> |*******************************|   273k --:--:--
> ETA
> Connecting to cdn.debian.net (128.31.0.66:80)
> wget_1.13.4-3+deb7u2 100%
> |*******************************|   735k --:--:--
> ETA
> Connecting to cdn.debian.net (128.31.0.66:80)
> xz-utils_5.1.1alpha+ 100%
> |*******************************|   233k --:--:--
> ETA
> Connecting to cdn.debian.net (128.31.0.66:80)
> zlib1g_1%3a1.2.7.dfs 100%
> |*******************************| 87460  00:00:00
> ETA
> FATAL: kernel too old
>
>
> Pogoplug:/tmp$ uname -a
> Linux Pogoplug 2.6.22.18 #44 Mon Aug 10 12:57:36
> PDT 2009 armv5tejl unknown
>
>
> Update: Also, since I intend to use this as a NAS
> with an external HD, should I be doing this with
> the HD instead of a flash thumb drive? My Arch NAS
> is set up that way. I could overwrite the small
> partition on the Arch external HD, but it would be
> nice to have the debian replacement working before
> taking down my NAS.

Jeff's script has been obsolete. See this thread to create the Debian 4.4 rootfs first:
http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,12096

-bodhi
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Re: Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 15, 2017 07:22PM
That's too bad that Jeff's tutorial is obsolete, especially when it is pointed to prominently from the page forum.doozan.com. After poking around, I haven't found an alternative "getting started" instructions.

I created the Debian 4.4 rootfs as you suggested, installed that USB thumb drive on the target, and then started uboot installation from
http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,12381
(Maybe I should be be posting this in the uboot section)
and here is where I got stuck:

Pogoplug:/tmp$ tools/flash_erase /dev/mtd0 0 4
Erasing 128 Kibyte @ 60000 -- 100 % complete 
Pogoplug:/tmp$ ls
debian                                 resolv.conf                            uboot.2014.07-tld-3.pogo_e02.mtd0.kwb
debootstrap                            tmp                                    var
install_uboot_mtd0.sh                  tools
kirkwood.debian-wheezy.sh              uboot-mtd0-dump
Pogoplug:/tmp$ tools/nandwrite /dev/mtd0 uboot.2016.05-tld-1.pogo_e02.mtd0.kwb
uboot.2016.05-tld-1.pogo_e02.mtd0.kwb: No such file or directory
nandwrite: error!: Data was only partially written due to error
           error 9 (Bad file descriptor)
Pogoplug:/tmp$

The output from flash_erase did not match what the instructions said to expect, but the output seemed to me. The nandwrite command was copied and pasted, but I ran into "error 9 (Bad file descriptor)"

Edit: attach log file of command line of the command line history.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2017 07:31PM by flashless.
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Re: Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 15, 2017 10:55PM
According to the output of your 'ls' command, you have the file uboot.2014.07-tld-3.pogo_e02.mtd0.kwb, but your 'nandwrite' command references uboot.2016.05-tld-1.pogo_e02.mtd0.kwb. It would appear that you didn't download the latest uboot tar from the thread you referenced.

-JT
Re: Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 16, 2017 12:55PM
And you don't need to update uboot to have latest rootfs.
Re: Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 16, 2017 12:59PM
jst818 Wrote:
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> And you don't need to update uboot to have latest
> rootfs.

But did you retry like JT has suggested and is it OK now?

-bodhi
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Re: Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 16, 2017 01:06PM
Source
http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,31505


bodhi
I am not sure what you want to ask with your latest question.
Re: Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 16, 2017 01:09PM
jst818 Wrote:
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> Source
> http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,31505
>
>
> bodhi
> I am not sure what you want to ask with your
> latest question.

Did you flash the u-boot file uboot.2016.05-tld-1.pogo_e02.mtd0.kwb?

-bodhi
===========================
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Re: Jeff's tutorial, "FATAL: kernel too old"
January 17, 2017 06:57PM
Good catch, JT. I was able to nandwrite the correct file. I didn't notice the "no such file" message a couple of lines above the file descriptor message.

Bodhi, the uboot seemed to flash correctly, and I'l proceeding with your instructions, step 8 onward, at http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,12381
I assume that it's talking about etc on the new rootfs, and not /etc on the pogo plug stock firmware that I booted from.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/2017 07:00PM by flashless.
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