sd card boot flytouch 2

Discussion in 'Gome Flytouch II' started by brian.zurawski, May 1, 2011.

  1. brian.zurawski

    brian.zurawski Member

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    Ok, so after I spent about 6 hours this weekend, I have officially given up trying to boot from the flytouch 2 sd card.

    Is this even possible? I am running Linux, so I'm sure that complicates things.

    But, initially I was trying to get debian (linux) running on the flytouch 2 (similar to this thread -- http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...irmware-debian-v0-3-flytouch-sd-bootable.html

    I know that was for the "flytouch" and not the flytouch 2, but I thought it might work.

    After that, I have tried the froyo update for the sd card, and still nothing.

    Am I missing something simple like a KEYPRESS to force it to book from the cd card?

    My ultimate goal would be to try to run Linux (debian or ubuntu) but at this point I would like to see it boot something from the sd card.

    my linux commands for taking the .img to the sd card is as follows
    sudo dd if=/home/brian/Desktop/here/image_name.img of=/dev/sdd

    My image gets created on the CD card, it looks ok. But the flytouch refuses to boot from ANY of the 6 or so images I have found and tried to run.

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks
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    Try to reformat the card itself as you might have a bad format. If you have another card laying around, try it too.

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    brian.zurawski Member

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    That brings up another question, since I am using linux, should the format be fat, ext 2,3,4...? Ntfs
    ?

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    I'm not very familiar with linux but I would think that it uses fat 32

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    The format needs to be fat32. I have not tried any of the Froyo or Linux updates, but I did succesfully update a frozen pad from the SD card using a WinHex image and the 1480 firmeare update that I got from a link on XDA developers forum, so yes it does boot from a SD card, you just have to have a image that works.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. Some have internal danage but that is unlikely.

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    Find the right image is the big problem. (-:
     
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    Thanks,
    I was looking for a linux / debian image just to try. Any ideas?

    Thanks
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    Usually those builds only come out for big brands.


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    Im not familiar with linux, but I burn Image using WinHex, that's where I convert my 1GB to 705MB, for the Flytouch2/SuperPad to Boot for SD card.
     
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    What I think Brian means is that he wants to literally run a Linux build on the tablet. Am I correct?
     

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