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CREATICA (OP)

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Opendingux installation doesn't work for me
« on: November 17, 2011, 01:13:22 pm »
Hi mates,

I did everything that this website explains
http://www.treewalker.org/opendingux/

And I even followed the steps of the video for installing opendingux on youtube. I own a 320 with ILI9388 and I have Windows 7. I copied the rootfs and the proper kernel (changing the names) in the sd card.
Nothing happens when I reset the Dingoo.

Do I need a dual boot installer? Did I miss something?

Thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

C.

darth_llamah

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Re: Opendingux installation doesn't work for me
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 01:19:04 pm »
Yes, you need dual boot installer- grab the latest one here.
It works fine on win7 (32bit), if for some reason you'll get "failed to initialize hardware" error try using different USB port

CREATICA (OP)

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Re: Opendingux installation doesn't work for me
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 04:12:43 pm »
Thanks darth llamah,

Your help is appreciated.

The thing is I copy the files and rename the kernel, and reset + select afterwards and it does nothing. I've got windows 64 bits perhaps that's the reason why.

On the other hand, I've tried to install dingux but it's even harder because it demands signed drivers and I've tried the unlocker program and many other soft without success.

I don't know what else I have to do.  Perhaps I should format the system and install windows XP but it doesn't look much like a deal regarding I really don't have any complaints agaisnt Windows 7 that runs pretty smooth on my computer.

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Re: Opendingux installation doesn't work for me
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 05:04:41 pm »
The thing is I copy the files and rename the kernel, and reset + select afterwards and it does nothing. I've got windows 64 bits perhaps that's the reason why.
You can reset as many times as you want, but without a dual-boot installed nothing will happen.
Unless you do have the dual-boot installed already (it shows that black screen with a dingux logo), then you just have to format the card and create a partition on it. Dingux will boot afterwards.

darth_llamah

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Re: Opendingux installation doesn't work for me
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 10:58:37 am »
Thanks darth llamah,

Your help is appreciated.

The thing is I copy the files and rename the kernel, and reset + select afterwards and it does nothing. I've got windows 64 bits perhaps that's the reason why.

On the other hand, I've tried to install dingux but it's even harder because it demands signed drivers and I've tried the unlocker program and many other soft without success.
Signed drivers are not necessary, system should ask if you want to install unsigned drivers- disable User Account Control (UAC) before installing driver

I don't know what else I have to do.  Perhaps I should format the system and install windows XP but it doesn't look much like a deal regarding I really don't have any complaints agaisnt Windows 7 that runs pretty smooth on my computer.

1. try running dual boot installer as admin or in XP compatibility mode (but this shouldn't be necessary, I didn't have to do it)
2. as zear said- SD must have primary partition created- for me Bootice worked fine
-boot your dingoo, connect usb cable, close all popups (Disk connected, choose action etc)
-start Bootice, select correct drive and check twice if it's correct, Dingoo is listed twice as "China Chip PMP USBDISK" (internal flash and SD)
-in Bootice click Parts Manage, in popup window click ReFormat Usb Disk and choose USB-HDD mode (single partition), then click Next
-wait until process finishes, don't touch any system messages that will pop-up- system also wants to format the device
-copy zImage and rootfs and have fun :)

CREATICA (OP)

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Re: Opendingux installation doesn't work for me
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 11:30:45 am »
Hey thanks mates


I'm gonna try step by step what you've explained to me.  That video on youtube really lacks some important information.  Thanks, again for your time. Have a great day!

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Re: Opendingux installation doesn't work for me
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 11:39:16 am »
Which video on youtube lacks information? If you are talking about the opendingux installation video it is not missing anything it is just a tutorial for setting up opendingux after you already have dualboot installed.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2011, 11:45:34 am by qbertaddict »

CREATICA (OP)

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Re: Opendingux installation doesn't work for me
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 12:59:13 pm »
My wrong. It works flawlessly.