mtd mount problem

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Thu Apr 21 20:32:29 EST 2005

In message <200504211117.25584.Schramel.Linux at> you wrote:
> /dev # date > /dev/mtd1
> MTD_open
> MTD_ioctl
> MTD_write
> MTD do_write_buffer(): software timeout

> MTD_close
> /dev #
> It all seems to be fine, but...

I disagree. There was a  pretty  clear  error  message  above.  Don't
ignore this, it will bite you later.

> dev # mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock1 /mnt/Flash1
> mount: Mounting /dev/mtdblock1 on /mnt/Flash1 failed: No such device

Assuming that this is a mount builtin to the  busybox,  this  message
means  that  there  is  no such file as "/dev/mtdblock1" in your root
file system - exactly as the error message says.

> I checked out the Majors of my ramdisk, they are ok.

What has a ramdisk to do with this?

What does "cat /proc/mtd" show? What are  the  kernel  boot  messages
look like?

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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