New kernel 3.6.7 and firmware availble for testing

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by pepedog » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:07 pm
I created an alternate kernel and firmware pair (only if running armv6h) that uses Linux 3.6.7 (aka -next)
To install
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pacman -Sy linux-raspberrypi-next linux-headers-raspberrypi-next raspberrypi-firmware-next

Always sync before reboot

To revert back to older kernel and firmware
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pacman -Sy linux-raspberrypi linux-headers-raspberrypi raspberrypi-firmware

See on how to use -next firmware
No reported problems with this, out of lazyness it's (virtually) using config as found in rasbian
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by drirr » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:55 pm
Just switched over and works like a charm. It feels like it's a bit snappier when SSHing in as well, might just be my imagination though.
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by pi-man-uk » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:07 pm
hi all - I updated my arch system this morning including firmware and sure enough it now fails to boot - it's headless so I can't see what it's doing but almost certain that the firmware upgrade has done for it as described here. No backup or anything for me - is there a way to get it bootable again *without* reimaging the whole card (and losing my data)... please advise. It's ok, if it's not recoverable I'll reimage it tonight.
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by pepedog » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:13 pm
Which firmware went on? The -next one?
If you had another card and a card reader, you could extract files from a package with tar xf <archive> and copy over
Also e2fsck -f -y /dev/unmountedext4partition
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by pi-man-uk » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:21 pm
no - not the next one... the ordinary one, whatever comes as standard when you update the system.

I can try the card reader approach with my mac and a live cd tonight if you think it'll work.

Can you elaborate on the source files I need and the destination (sorry, I think I get ther jist of it but need to know the exact files and locations).
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by pepedog » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:39 pm
1 file from alarm folder, 2 files from core
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by sdjf » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:45 am
I think Pepedog is talking about the following three files (I see the board is hiding their full urls but hopefully you can hover and see them): ... pkg.tar.xz ... pkg.tar.xz ... pkg.tar.xz

But the versions are likely to change, so if those are not there, you have to check the directories for the exact file names of the current versions.

Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but I would think the files from unpacking these would all go in the boot partition, which is partition 1?

If you try mounting your SD card on a card reader that has the messed up boot partition on it, there are two partitions, the first is the boot partition, the second is the one that has your data. To do the unpacking, I would think you only need to mount partition 1, whatever your MAC will call that.
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