Hi, I am using Windows 7 64 bit os. I connected mini2440 to the PC with USB cable and for serial connection usb to rs232 converter with the supplied serial cable as I dont have serial port in my PC. I have set the configuration->Options in DNW as 115200 bps and COM1 and USB download address as 0x30000000 and clicked connect in the serial port tab of DNW. In the title bar it showed COM1:115200 and USB:x. With S2 in NOR mode I switched on the board now USB:OK was shown and there is no yellow exclamation mark icon in the friendly arm device shown in Device manager.I flashed supervivi 128MB with the another PC having Windows 7 32 bit OS having parallel port using H-JTAG flasher. i am using mini2440 with 1GB Nand flash. My NOR flash is Spansion - s29al016J701f102 and I have selected flash correctly and after flashing it showed Program and verified successfully like that. But i did not get supervivi bios menu. Please help. Thanks in advance.
Super vivi Bios menu not showing in DNW
Hi Ayyappan, Does your board show two LEDs as follows: 1. LED 1 = **ON** 2. LED3 = **BLINKING** immediately after power on? If they are not ON as mentioned above, then you will need to flash Supervivi-128M again. Cheers! Gautam
Hi Gautam, in Windows 7 64 bit OS I am not getting the bios menu in dnw application. Sometimes in the device manager I am getting Unknown Device or Friendly ARM mini2440/Micro... with yellow exclamation mark icon and sometimes it is showing in device manager without yellow exclamation mark icon. Every time before I boot Windows 7 I am disabling driver Signature Enforcement. Although it is not consistent. So decided to work in Ubuntu Linux OS. It seems LED 1 blinking and LED3 ON. My assumption is LED4 is the one that is closest one to the board's border and LED 1 is the innermost one in the board. I am able to see the supervivi bios menu in minicom in Ubuntu Linux 12.04 OS. So decided to work in Linux.
Can you please suggest any recently working USB download tool for mini2440 in Linux. I am not able to get usbpush. Please help. Regards, Ayyappan M.
https://github.com/wkoszek/usbpush If that fails send your email address to: dave dot festing at gmail dot com
Hi, I have only supervivi loaded in Nor flash.No other software is not in my board. If I have to use this USBPUSH, it was mentioned like I need Uboot loaded in the board. Can you please suggest any other ways? Or if it is must to load Uboot, Can I load the Uboot.bin supplied with DVD when the board was bought by me 5years back? Is it free from issues and will it work for this uspush? Thanks, Ayyappan M.
I am sure I said this recently: SuperVivi is a "1st stage" bootloader and lives in NOR. If you really want u-boot ("2nd stage bootloader") then it goes into NAND using the menu you are presented with in NOR and usbpush. This will place u-boot.bin in NAND then u-boot will then be able boot the image. Please search for <Forrest Bao mini2440> if you want to use u-boot like this. Once you have u-boot.bin in NAND you can place your own kernel (uImage) and root file system in JFFS2 format into NAND.
Hi davef, you did not get my question. To use USBPUSH do I need uboot already available in the board? Now I have only Supervivi in Nor flash and Nand erased cleanly. How to use usbpush to download images with this stage? Can u give link reference for that? Regards, Ayyappan M
My understanding is that you need some form of bootloader in NAND. The standard FriendlyArm distro has a bootloader in NOR, I thought was called VIVI and another bootloader in NAND, I thought was called SUPERVIVI. The bootloader that goes into NAND has to be able to work with USB, which I think SUPERVIVI can't. Forrest Bao's tutorial explains this quite well, I thought.
hi all im working with mini2440...arm9 processor, windows 7 (64bit) and windows xp in vmwarestation I have set the configuration->Options in DNW as 115200 bps and COM2 and USB download address as 0x30000000 and clicked connect in the serial port tab of DNW. In the title bar it showed COM2:115200 and USB:x. With S2 in NOR mode I switched on the board now USB:OK was shown and there is no yellow exclamation mark icon in the friendly arm device shown in Device manager. actually i can see bootlader menu when using dnw.exe but problem is that i cant select any command..like if i press"a or d" nothing happens. now what could be the problem ..can someone please help me with this thanks, kalki