I recently got my old Linksys E3000 out of storage for a project and flashed 18.06-rc1 on it (initially by sysupgrading from a previous OpenWRT build (I forgot which, sorry)). It initially worked fine, but as soon as I tried to reboot it, it soft-bricked with the power LED flashing quickly and responding to pings with a TTL of 100 on 192.168.1.1. I was able to TFTP 18.06-rc1 again and it successfully flashed and booted, but once again, attempting to reboot it either by power-cycling or a software-commanded reboot caused it to soft-brick. I then tried TFTPing 17.05, which was successful and worked as it should, including reboots. I once again tried upgrading to 18.06-rc1 and the soft-brick happened yet again.
Sadly, one of the wires broke on my serial adapter and I don't have my soldering iron to fix it right now so I can't retrieve the boot messages at the moment.
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I do have a USB serial converter hooked up to one of my units, but I accidentally dropped it a while back and broke one of the solder joints. I will see if I can make a temporary repair tonight and figure out what is going on.
OK, I have some more data now. When I try to execute that command on a freshly-flashed 18.06-rc1, it gives me an error message saying it couldn't find "mtd". I "opkg install"ed it and ran the command again. It succeeded the second time and the router was able to reboot successfully, indicating that the problem is missing packages in the provided image. In addition to "mtd", I also noticed that at least "dropbear" and "dnsmasq" were missing.
I also tried with 18.06-rc2, and with that the e3000 fails to boot even the first time. The serial console output is:
CFE version 1.0.37 for BCM947XX (32bit,SP,LE)
Build Date: Mon Dec 21 13:21:59 CST 2009 (ljh@team2-complier)
Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation.
This is a Parallel Flash
Boot partition size = 262144(0x40000)
et0: Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller 188.8.131.52
CPU type 0x19740: 480MHz
Tot mem: 65536 KBytes
mac_init(): Find mac [68:7F:74:1F:5F:BE] in location 0
No country code find
Device eth0: hwaddr 68-7F-74-1F-5F-BE, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0
gateway not set, nameserver not set
Check CRC of image1
Header CRC: 0x66AD0CC6
Calculate CRC: 0x66AD0CC6
Image 1 is OK
Try to load image 1.
Loader:raw Filesys:tftp Dev:eth0 File:: Options:(null)
Could not load :: Timeout occured
Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:flash0.os File: Options:(null)
Loading: .. 3832 bytes read
Entry at 0x80001000
Starting program at 0x80001000