[beagleboard] Re: seeking basic BB support, will pay $

On Thu Feb 2 6:08 , Robert Nelson <robertcnelson@gmail.com> sent:

The real change, with fdisk 2.18+ the first sector can't be "1", needs
to be 2048 or greater..

Command (m for help): Partition type:
  p primary (0 primary, 0 extended, 4 free)
  e extended
Select (default p): Partition number (1-4, default 1): First sector
(2048-3981311, default 2048):

so the real fix i should have done, starting with 2.18 was:

if test $(fdisk -v | grep -o -E '2\.[0-9]+' | cut -d'.' -f2) -ge 18 ; then
- FDISK_DOS="-c=dos -u=cylinders"

-fdisk ${FDISK_DOS} ${MMC}
+fdisk ${MMC}

Thank you, Robert, for digging into this.

As a relative newb to both Linux and Beagleboard,
I find this pretty amazing, and more than a bit

I wonder how many other BB owners have been
affected by this, and how many web-based SD
card format procedures people have tried before
they give up...

I've been wanting to dig in to more meaty matters
like u-boot or kernel builds -- but I've been
stuck for weeks over a quirk in fdisk and OMAP's
notion of what constitutes a proper FAT partition.

So how do we go about repairing/updating all those
now-moot procedures scattered about the web?

/Rafe B.