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Fixing error “firmware: failed to load libertas/sd8688_helper.bin (-2)”

After debian install onto guruplug, I’ve noticed few errors:

Also, neither Bluetooth nor Wifi were working. To be able to install the libertas firmare You must enable non-free software in Your apt source configuration:

Append “non-free” to Your main deb sources to look like this:

Now just run the apt-get update, and Your package should be visible:

And error should be gone.

Installing Debian on GuruPlug Server Plus

Let’s hookup our GuruPlug JTAG board as described in GuruPlug serial connection post. Latest debian testing images for GuruPlug may be found here. Boot up the device:

  Load images to a NAND temporary location

Updating u-boot on GuruPlug Server PLUS

After long post starvation period GuruPlug got chance to be used again. It seems logical, that all the software needs updated. I’ve checked my old post, and it seems like it has some parts missing, and those links with u-boot images doesn’t have any recent update. So I’m here to fix that part. As it’s a follow up to the old uboot install post I won’t get into details. Don’t forget the disclaimer: Disclaimer Please, keep in mind, that rewriting U-Boot erases all the environment variables including the ones that contain Your boot parameters, so Your existing OS will become unbootable! The new OS install will be covered in the next post. Let’s hookup our GuruPlug JTAG board as described in GuruPlug serial connection post. And let’s view the version:

We are going to use a testing version. It’s much more recent version. If You want to use a… Read more >

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