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This page contains instructions how to use the rescue initrd with the Nokia N900 device. This initrd contains some tools/functions that can be used e.g., to modify content of the external/internal memory cards.
Get the initrd and kernel images for the rescue process
mkdir n900-rescue-initrd cd n900-rescue-initrd wget <path-to-kernel.rpm> wget <path-to-rescue-initrd.rpm>
After this you need to extract the kernel and initrd files from the rpm packages
rpm2cpio <initrd>.rpm | cpio -vid ./boot/initrd.img-rescue-* rpm2cpio <kernel>.rpm | cpio -vid ./boot/vmlinuz-*-n900
NOTE: Here we do not flash the kernel or initrd to the device, but only load them to the device memory during the boot. Original images are restored when the device is restarted.
sudo flasher-3.5 -k boot/<vmlinuz>-n900 -n boot/initrd.img -l -b"rootdelay=1 root=/dev/ram0"
Now the device boots and you can see a rescue menu.
With rescue menu you can: