There is not a lot of good threads on the multi-boot Menu setup on archosfans.com and IÔÇÖd like to start a thread helping out people like me with some knowledge, but canÔÇÖt quite get it working the way I want it.
I am new to posting in forums but I'm eager to learn. I have limited experience with ubuntu and linux in general. I am a college student but I have good knowledge of how this all works. I have installed the Archos Developer Driver on my Archos before, but I recently changed back to the original firmware and I'm now having problems like random restarts and freezing.
I have a Archos 5 Android 7502 160GB version and I am looking for information on what exactly the bootloader is and how it works.
If I'm not mistaken the Developer Edition Firmware provides a Boot Menu aka ÔÇ£bootloaderÔÇØ which can be edited in windows or linux through the menu.lst file.
Basically, I want to be able to have the Developer Edition Firmware installed with the Menu.lst set up so that I can boot into either Angstrom, the original firmware (firmware_archos5.aos), the alpha 5 froyo from openAOS (froyo_alpha5.img), or a .img file of another linux distro for testing.
I have started some of the code as follows:
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Donut 1.6|/dev/sda1|/firmware_archos5.aos|/init|0 FroYo|/dev/sda1|/openaos-froyo-alpha5a_20110119.img|/init|0 Angstrom Linux|/dev/sda1|/rootfs.img|/sbin/init|1 Ubuntu Netbook Test|/dev/sda1|/ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img|/init|1
Should I root before doing the multi-boot setup? Or will it root itself?
OpenAOS wiki for setting up multi boot:
More details on editing menu.lst:
http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/Android:%20 ... r%20device