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Rescue system not starting

Posted by MrB 
Rescue system not starting
January 26, 2011 11:36PM
I'm having trouble starting the rescue system. Uboot starts fine (see below) and show starting kernel....and the LED goes away (dark). My DHCP servers doesn't show any request. I have tried to manually connect/ping to the but I don't get any response (I did change my primary system IP to

The strangest thing is that it worked the 1st time a few days ago. Now that I really need it... I'm hosed. Any help?

U-Boot 2010.09 (Oct 23 2010 - 11:49:22)
Marvell-Dockstar/Pogoplug by Jeff Doozan
Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0
(Re)start USB...
USB: Register 10011 NbrPorts 1
scanning bus for devices... 2 USB Device(s) found
scanning bus for storage devices... 0 Storage Device(s) found
** Block device usb 0 not supported

** Invalid boot device **
Creating 1 MTD partitions on "nand0":
0x000002500000-0x000010000000 : "mtd=3"
UBI: attaching mtd1 to ubi0
UBI: physical eraseblock size: 131072 bytes (128 KiB)
UBI: logical eraseblock size: 129024 bytes
UBI: smallest flash I/O unit: 2048
UBI: sub-page size: 512
UBI: VID header offset: 512 (aligned 512)
UBI: data offset: 2048
UBI: attached mtd1 to ubi0
UBI: MTD device name: "mtd=3"
UBI: MTD device size: 219 MiB
UBI: number of good PEBs: 1750
UBI: number of bad PEBs: 2
UBI: max. allowed volumes: 128
UBI: wear-leveling threshold: 4096
UBI: number of internal volumes: 1
UBI: number of user volumes: 0
UBI: available PEBs: 1729
UBI: total number of reserved PEBs: 21
UBI: number of PEBs reserved for bad PEB handling: 17
UBI: max/mean erase counter: 1/1
UBIFS error (pid 0): ubifs_get_sb: cannot open "ubi:rootfs", error -19
Error reading superblock on volume 'ubi:rootfs'!
** Block device usb 0 not supported
** Block device usb 1 not supported
** Block device usb 2 not supported
** Block device usb 3 not supported
** Block device usb 0 not supported
** Block device usb 0 not supported
Wrong Image Format for bootm command
ERROR: can't get kernel image!
stopping USB..

NAND read: device 0 offset 0x100000, size 0x400000
4194304 bytes read: OK
## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 00800000 ...
Image Name: Linux-
Image Type: ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
Data Size: 3175992 Bytes = 3 MiB
Load Address: 00008000
Entry Point: 00008000
Verifying Checksum ... OK
Loading Kernel Image ... OK

Starting kernel ...
Re: Rescue system not starting
February 05, 2011 03:21PM
Looks like my issue is related to the changing the Arcnumber to 2998. The last time I was able to successful boot was before I changed the Arc#.

I do hope this issue gets resolve soon.

Re: Rescue system not starting
February 08, 2011 11:08AM
I have the same problem here. I changed the arcNumber and now it wont boot. What are the things i can do?
Re: Rescue system not starting
February 17, 2011 09:24AM
The simpliest way is to use a serial cable and set the arcNumber back.

If you already have set up netcat you can use it instead of a serial cable!

Next step is to compile the rescue system for yourself and install it. (Not an easy task but can be done. I am not an experienced linux freak and made it work!)

My version works with 2998!

Have look here (and at the start post of that topic!)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/2011 09:34AM by Riffer.
Re: Rescue system not starting
March 03, 2011 04:19PM
I loaded Jeff's Rescue System V2 this past weekend, and it works fine now with the new arcNumber.

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