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PratheeshGangadhar said ...

I needed to make a FAT16 partition to make it boot, FAT32 simply does not boot...

And change its type to FAT16: Command (m for help): t Selected partition 1 Hex code (type L to list codes): e Changed system type of partition 1 to e (W95 FAT16 (LBA))

mkfs.vfat -F 16 /dev/sdb1 : FAT16 partition instead works fine


--PratheeshGangadhar 17:26, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Gwlund said ...

For other linux hosts (like Ubuntu and Slackware) use #mkdosfs -F 16 /dev/sdb1 to format your patition. Thanks Pratheesh for the tip about using FAT16

--Gwlund 21:51, 10 June 2010 (CDT)

RunDown said ...

Also seems card dependent. For my 256MB card option e worked (W95 FAT16 (LBA)) per Pratheesh's comment. It did not work for a 2GB card. Option 6 (FAT16) had to be selected for that to boot. In no cases did FAT32 work with an OMAP EVM board. FAT32 works fine on a beagle board. Frustrating that the documentation is wrong on this.

--RunDown 12:57, 26 August 2010 (CDT)

Pairspace said ...

After too much time spent seeking the magic incantation for different cards, this OpenEmbedded script was found to be reliable:

http://cgit.openembedded.org/cgit.cgi/openembedded/plain/contrib/angstrom/omap3-mkcard.sh

(via http://www.xora.org.uk/2009/08/14/omap3-sd-booting/ )

--Pairspace 22:15, 18 March 2011 (CDT)

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