Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#1563 closed defect (wontfix)

Too large firmware results in corrupted flash (?), awaiting firmware upload after reboot

Reported by: stano@… Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: packages Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Trying to build a firmware containing all of the packages I am using resulted in a strange behaviour - the first boot was successfull, I was able to telnet, change password and then ssh to the router. After the reboot the power LED was blinking and the router was awaiting firmware upload again.

I think that the problem was too large .trx file (about 3.8 MB). After I reduced it to some 2.3 MB all went fine. I then installed the remaining packages via ipkg - no problem.

This is r6870 on an Asus WL-500gP, i.e. a machine with 8 MB flash, so I thought that 3.8 MB will fit. I am not familiar with what happens during the first boot and whether this is a bug or simply can't be avoided - if the reason is really that the .trx file is too big, would it be possible to warn the user that he is probably asking too much?

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is a boot loader problem. Flash a small image using TFTP and then a bigger image using mtd, that should work.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

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