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Bootloader

Adam Boardman edited this page Sep 29, 2018 · 7 revisions

The Gemini Bootloader

There are two buttons that we can use to select the boot partition, source: lk

The important time window for the bootloader is between the buzz that indicates the boot is happening and the appearance of the splash screen. At some point in that process the bootloader check the status of the on (esc) button and the external silver button.

With two buttons there are four combinations available (This is true for the MultiBoot option downloaded on 22th June 2018):

 [ESC][SILVER]
  [ON][EXT]
1. [0][0] - boot (first OS as selected by user in partition tool)
1. [0][1] - boot2 (second OS as selected by user in partition tool)
1. [1][0] - recovery
1. [1][1] - boot3 (third OS as selected by user in partition tool)

Historic key combinations

Dual DebianTP+Android image downloaded 6th March 2018 - 22nd June 2018:

 [ESC][SILVER]
  [ON][EXT]
1. [0][0] - boot Android
1. [0][1] - boot Debian Linux
1. [1][0] - boot Recovery (dead android)
1. [1][1] - boot Recovery (duplicate)

Dual DebianTP+Android image downloaded prior to 6th March 2018:

 [ESC][SILVER]
  [ON][EXT]
1. [0][0] - boot Android
1. [0][1] - boot Recovery (dead android)
1. [1][0] - boot Debian Linux
1. [1][1] - boot Recovery (duplicate)
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