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authorBdale Garbee <>2014-03-12 04:17:05 -0600
committerBdale Garbee <>2014-03-12 04:17:05 -0600
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document workaround for FAT partition on USB stick not recognized by u-boot
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+If booting from the USB stick fails because u-boot in the Dreamplug doesn't
+recognize the FAT partition on your stick, it may be because the partition
+type code isn't one of the FAT variants that u-boot recognizes. If this
+happens, stick the USB tick into a Linux machine and use your favorite
+partition editor (fdisk works) to change the type of partition 1 to something
+like '6' which is simple FAT16, then write the change. This won't change
+the *contents* of the partition, but it will allow u-boot to recognize it.
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To set things up to boot from the internal microSD card, once you're logged into
the system booted from root on USB stick you can use: