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Title: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 30, 2010, 12:48:56 am
I've finally finished the dualboot loader, Dingux kernel, and installer for the Dingoo Technology A330.

This dualboot loader is designed to take full advantage of the A330's upgraded hardware. With it and the updated Dingux kernel, you get full access to the 64MB of RAM and 400MHz clock speed.

The dualboot loader, kernel, and installation routines are packaged into a single zip file with detailed instructions. Please note that these files do not work with the original dualboot installer. Also note that you cannot simply use the new kernel with your existing dualboot installation, you must install the dualboot loader that comes with this package, and must use the included kernel (zImage file) in order to utilize these enhancements.

I have provided installation scripts for both Windows (32) and Linux (x86). Unfortunately I'm not able to provide a Mac version at this time.

Finally, though this should be obvious, you cannot use this on an A320! It will only work on the new A330!

If you have any questions or run into problems, please contact me here. Please read the instructions carefully and if you are submitting a bug report, please follow the bug report directions that are in the readme file.

Please note, the installer has been updated to Version 1.01 to correct a flaw in the Windows installer.
Download the 64MB Dingux for A330 (http://planetstephanie.net/uploads/dingux-330.zip)

Cheers!
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: z_man3007 on May 30, 2010, 02:55:49 am
Stephanie, you are Awesome.  Thank you very much for your hard work.  We are very much thankful to you for your AWESOME work.   :)
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Orion4874 on May 30, 2010, 03:13:41 am
I really wasn't planning on buying an A330 yet, but now, hmmmmmmm.....  Thanks for this!
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: qbertaddict on May 30, 2010, 08:07:23 am
The installer worked perfectly thanks! Just tested a few minutes ago and noticed that quite a few more games work in mame now!
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: mrkingoo on May 30, 2010, 09:38:01 am
Great work Stephanie. So finally the much criticized A330 gets a chance to shine a little :)

So what more is possible in Dingux with the additional RAM? I know Duke3D and Shadow Warrior should run better.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: santino on May 30, 2010, 11:15:07 am
I think all big 3d games, like Duke, Shadowwarrior, Descent, Quake, Psx4all for sure. Nice work! :)
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: ricsi on May 30, 2010, 11:57:24 am
Great work Stephanie!

Just a small question.
Will it be possible in a later release to have a unified openDingux for both A320 and A330?

So that the kernel autodetects the RAM and works on both versions?

Also it would be GREAT if there would be an update for the native OS, which stops killing the RTC ;)
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Hellsing1 on May 30, 2010, 12:01:19 pm
So are they any improvements in the emu performances?
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: SiENcE on May 30, 2010, 01:38:35 pm
So are they any improvements in the emu performances?

No. And this is Dingux...no Emu!
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Kronus on May 30, 2010, 02:02:26 pm
Lo and Behold!!!

Thanks for all your hard work and for such a great release!

But I'm still wondering whatever happened to booboo...  ???
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Rikku2000 on May 30, 2010, 02:13:26 pm
Its normal it have a white screen and on programm i read: checking...

i dont know is is normal or have my dingoo freez?
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 30, 2010, 02:16:14 pm
Great work Stephanie!

Just a small question.
Will it be possible in a later release to have a unified openDingux for both A320 and A330?

So that the kernel autodetects the RAM and works on both versions?

Also it would be GREAT if there would be an update for the native OS, which stops killing the RTC ;)

There's been some discussion on making a unified installation tool that will work for all devices. I'm not sure yet about the kernel autodetecting, but if the bootloader can tell the kernel which device then that would be almost as good, so a single kernel would work for both devices. It's a work in process, at any rate.

As for native OS updates... I don't really know if we can do that. I guess with enough hacking at it, but I'm hoping that Dingoo Tech will release an update that addresses the ram and clock issues.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 30, 2010, 02:16:51 pm
Its normal it have a white screen and on programm i read: checking...

i dont know is is normal or have my dingoo freez?

Yes a white screen is normal during the dualboot installation.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Rikku2000 on May 30, 2010, 02:22:53 pm
So how long need this install more then 5Min?
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: SiENcE on May 30, 2010, 02:39:26 pm
@Stephanie: I don't think that it's usefull to pump up the dingoo at default 400mhz. Normally in Menu you dont need that much and in gmenu2x you can overclock for every single app.

Please make a normal one using 336mhz.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 30, 2010, 02:54:11 pm
@Stephanie: I don't think that it's usefull to pump up the dingoo at default 400mhz. Normally in Menu you dont need that much and in gmenu2x you can overclock for every single app.

Please make a normal one using 336mhz.

I thought the A330 was supposed to run at 400MHz?  Wasn't that part of the hardware upgrade?
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: qbertaddict on May 30, 2010, 03:02:43 pm
It took less than a minute for me to do but for some reason even after formatting and using the new zimage file it just freezes at the dingux screen. Ive tried three different cards and three different adapters. I tried formatting the sd in linux,  and using the panasonic formatter, and formatting from a command prompt using format x: /FS:fat32 /A:32k. I'll look into it a little more when I get home. I will try my other card that is running in my a320 at home and let you know.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 30, 2010, 03:22:49 pm
It took less than a minute for me to do but for some reason even after formatting and using the new zimage file it just freezes at the dingux screen. Ive tried three different cards and three different adapters. I tried formatting the sd in linux,  and using the panasonic formatter, and formatting from a command prompt using format x: /FS:fat32 /A:32k. I'll look into it a little more when I get home. I will try my other card that is running in my a320 at home and let you know.


Were you using the linux or the windows installer?
Which SPL did you try? Linux-priority or Native-priority?
Is it Dingux that you cannot boot, or is it Native that you cannot boot, or both?
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Rikku2000 on May 30, 2010, 04:00:16 pm
my dingoo a330 runs now over a 1h without a resout
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 30, 2010, 04:02:01 pm
So how long need this install more then 5Min?

It sounds like something is not going correctly. It should take less than a minute.

I suggest you stop, reset, and start the whole process over again.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: achimp on May 30, 2010, 05:13:26 pm
Hi,

I think that the windows dual-boot loader has some probs with specific USB chip sets.

I had the same prolem than rikku2000:
The flash-loader starts but immediately (under 1 second) the screen turns white and the loader was finished.
I tried all varintants (linux, native or default loader).
I tried it on two PCs, both with VIA USB chip set.
One PC runs under WIN XP Home, the other under Win 7 32 Bit, not difference in the behaviour.
I seems that not all bytes were written and after all it was not possibe to boot any Dingux-SD (hangs in the DINGUX startup screen).

I could intstall the boot-loader under Linux (Ubuntu) without probs and now my Dingux-SDs run fine...

I had the same issues with the dual-boot loader under my A320, it needs 4-5 attempts to flash the loader correctly. But then it works. With the new loader I had no chance (tried more than 10 times...)

Looking into the USBBoot.cfg results in non understandable values (EXTCLK 12 MHz, CPUSPEED    228 Mhz !?).
Maybe these values do not run with all USB chipsets.

Regards,
Achim

Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 30, 2010, 05:20:11 pm
The EXTCLK is the speed of the crystal in the dingoo, which is 12MHz. The CPUSPEED is the speed that the dingoo runs at during the installation. I'd used faster values eg. 336MHz but found some problems with usbboot at that speed; sometimes it wouldn't run at all, so I set the speed lower for the install.

You can experiment with CPUSPEED but the EXTCLK should not be changed.

Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: SiENcE on May 30, 2010, 05:32:29 pm
@Stephanie: The hardware isn't upgraded. Its the same cpu. I think its better to run with 336mhz and only clock higher if needed. Its really not needed for boot or menu and this also saves the batteries a lot.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: NeHe on May 31, 2010, 01:19:25 am
Hi Stephanie,

Sent you an email, but I am also having the same issue... I've tried native and dingux as the default boot methods, I've tried multiple times, and each time I'm left with a dingoo that either shows a blank screen (when booting native) or the dingux logo when booting dingux mode.  It wont go any further.

SD card is formatted FAT32 (8 gigs, class 2), also tried a 2 gig and 4 gig.
Windows is XP (updated service packs), and the driver installed properly (manually selected it).

I'm not sure I agree that it's failing during the writing of the loader though... because I am able to redo the flash and select spl (no boot loader) and my dingoo is back to original form... so the flash must be working to a point.  Then again the default is only 8k vs 100k for the other two choices?

Anything you can recommend or suggest?  would love to get this working.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: qbertaddict on May 31, 2010, 03:16:25 am
Stephanie,

I am able to get into the native firmware and the native firmware sees the sd card and the files on it. I have tried it with linux priority and native priority. I tried formatting my working a320 card(i have an original with a different lcd) and I still get the problem so its not a card or adaptor problem. I will stop by IRC tonight and maybe we can troubleshoot further.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: NeHe on May 31, 2010, 04:05:10 am
Did some more testing... took the time to install ubuntu on a laptop...

flash takes longer, looks as if more is happening, but same result... system boots with blank screen and backlight for native boot, dingux logo and nothing more for native dingux and no boot loader (original firmware) works fine every time.

Even tested dropping 228 and baud rate.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Friendly Neighborhood Dingoonity Troll on May 31, 2010, 04:19:15 am
Hmmm. I think I'll hold off on trying this just yet. :-\
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: z_man3007 on May 31, 2010, 04:48:28 am
Ok. I have no problem at all and I am running smoothly.  Let me tell you guys how I have done my dual boot installation.  First, when I got my dingoo A330 I have used the GUI daul boot installer to install the dual boot.  Here is the tool that I have used to install dual boot.

http://dingoo-scene.blogspot.com/2010/03/gui-dualboot-installation-for-dingux.html


After Stephanie released her dual boot installer and the new kernal, I have used her dual boot installation tool to install dual boot on top of my pre-installed dual boot.  I didn't flash my dingoo A330 to install her dual boot.  So far I had no issues at all and everything seems working fine.  So, my advice to you all is that if you have already installed dual boot using the old procedure DO NOT flash your dingoo A330 to install Stephanie's dual boot.  Just simply run her dual boot installation tool on top of your prior installed dual boot.  I just wanted to share with you guys about my ideas and hope it will help.   :)
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: qbertaddict on May 31, 2010, 06:48:10 am
I think I figured out the problem. The install script is missing the command nerase 0 1 0 0 and the usbboot.cfg was different from the one I used when i tested a a earlier version.

I downloaded the tools from igenics and used the commands that were in stephanie's script and it worked. I also had to replace her usbboot.cfg file.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: NeHe on May 31, 2010, 06:56:05 am
qbertaddict care to elaborate...? ;)

I added nerase 0 1 0 0 to each option, I see it show when running the script, and still I'm left with a non working device until I flash back to "no boot loader"
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: qbertaddict on May 31, 2010, 07:28:52 am
Here is a link to my package that seems to have fixed my issue hope it fixes it for you as well I was only able to test on mine and my friends A330. I only changed the windows flashing part not the linux side. We were both having the same issue

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IJ3CT0QG

I noticed that her usbboot.cfg was different as well so copied it over and edited the 0 1 and 2 scripts to include the nerase command. Tried selecting linux as default and native as default both worked.

Just follow her instuctions and everything should work now. Make sure to copy the zImage file over. You may have to reformat your card but thats normal when changing the zImage or rootfs.

Use this at your own risk.....Its not really a risk though since you can use the unbrick tool to fix it if anything goes wrong.

Note: You will know it was succesful when you see the penguin and dingux with a 64mb under it
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: NeHe on May 31, 2010, 09:53:26 am
Appreciate the replies, updated pack, etc... but I'm still completely at a loss... I've done everything from reformatting my SD in all kinds of ways to making sure the order of copying rootfs and zImage is correct to turning off uboot protection... I've attempted the same changes you made for windows in Ubuntu, ran your changes in windows, ran the original installer, and even tried making changes myself to usbboot (slower speed, slower baud, etc)... different USB cables, different ports, different machines.

The flash in windows seems to go way too fast, but it does appear to work as you can see below.  The device even appears to reset and at times shows the DINGUX splash after the flash is done... but once I reset (with reset button), I get nothing... black screen (can see light) with normal os and dingux splash screen if I hold select and boot into Dingux.  No errors, no attempt to boot.  I would think at the very least the original system would boot, and dingux would be the os that fails.  Really don't know what else to try tonight... wasted most my day trying to get this working :)


This is what I get...

When you see the prompt "USBBoot :>" please enter the following command
exactly as it appears below:

      run install

Press any key to continue . . .

 Welcome!
 USB Boot Host Software!
 USB Boot Software current version: 1.4b
 Handling user command.
 USBBoot :> run install

 ======================================================================
 Execute command: boot 0

 Checking state of No.0 device: Unboot
 Now booting No.0 device:
 Download stage one program and execute at 0x80002000: Pass
 Download stage two program and execute at 0x80c00000: Pass
 Boot success!
 Now configure No.0 device:
 Now checking whether all configure args valid:
 Current device information: CPU is Jz4740
 Crystal work at 12MHz, the CCLK up to 336MHz and PMH_CLK up to 112MHz
 Total SDRAM size is 16 MB, work in 4 bank and 16 bit mode
 Nand page size 2048, ECC offset 6, bad block ID 127, use 1 plane mode
 Configure success!
 ======================================================================
 Execute command: nerase 0 1 0 0

 Erasing No.0 device No.0 flash...... Finish!
 Operation end position : 1
 Force erase ,no bad block infomation !
 ======================================================================
 Execute command: nprog 0 a330-native-spl.bin 0 0 -n

 Programing No.0 device...
 Erasing No.0 device No.0 flash...... Finish!
 Operation end position : 1
 Force erase ,no bad block infomation !
 Total size to send in byte is :105184
 Image type : without oob
 It will cause 1 times buffer transfer.
 No.1 Programming... Finish! Checking... pass! End at 52
 ======================================================================
 Execute command: exit

 Exiting USB Boot software




If all has worked correctly, your Dingoo may now be reset and you should see
the Dingux splash screen.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: qbertaddict on May 31, 2010, 10:35:54 am
My changes were only applied to the windows side. I need more people to test...I will tell you what though the improvment is great. I am playing fba games using zipped files not cached and they all run great. Batsgun and xmen cota at full speed in a zip :)
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: SiENcE on May 31, 2010, 01:11:26 pm
You should remove the linux ones from your archive.
Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 31, 2010, 01:46:15 pm
Hi folks,

I'm not sure why all the problems with the windows version, but I'm not a windows user myself. I did test the process on a windows xp netbook and it worked for me....

The command "nerase 0 1 0 0" forces an erase of the first eraseblock of the nand. I didn't include this as usbboot automatically erases an eraseblock when you write to it, but on the other hand, it's like chicken soup - it can't hurt.

qbertaddict thank you for putting together that update. I'll re-review my scripts and incorporate your changes tonight.

NeHe There's nothing in the installation process to cause the device to reset by itself. If it is appearing to reset on its own after the installation, that suggests something is not quite right. If after doing this, both native and dingux fail to work then that does suggest that the flashing was unsuccessful.

Looking at the log you posted, I can see the SDRAM settings are not correct, but if usbboot did not report any errors then it means it was able to work with those settings, so that's probably a red herring. I'll have to double check the usbboot.cfg file to see if there's any other clues in there - if that file isn't just right then it's possible that the SPL is being written successfully, but being written in a format that the Dingoo's cpu can't read properly. I know when I was putting this together it took a lot of trial and error to figure out the correct settings for the A330.

Title: Re: [RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 31, 2010, 02:41:11 pm
Hi again. I've downloaded qbertaddict's file and compared it to mine and found a big dumb stupid mistake in the usbboot.cfg file that I included in my windows settings. I don't know how I did it but somewhere between my testing and then zipping and uploading, I got the wrong file in there.

I am very sorry for the inconvenience that it's caused.

I will have a fixed installer posted soon today.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 31, 2010, 02:48:48 pm
And apologies for the triple-post but I wanted to get this done asap. I've fixed the files on my server, called it version 1.01 and corrected my big dumb mistake on the windows installer.

It should work ok now.

Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: NeHe on May 31, 2010, 04:37:47 pm
Guess I got a dud A330... tried with the 1.01 release... no difference.  One thing I did notice that was interesting, is if I flash in ubuntu I see an SDRAM size of 64MB... It also takes a little longer to write to the device (not instant like windows)... but still fails in the end.

I can always restore the device to the native SPL file... which I find odd.  I'm not an expert, but to me it almost seems as if the software is feeding the data and the device isn't handshaking with it... So a blast of data is sent, and the device can't tell the computer to wait up... which results in the failed flash.  The native spl works because it's only 8k... probably small enough that it's all streamed?

Mood went from optimistic to frustrated :)  Appreciate the feedback Stephanie... awesome work either way... just not working for me for some unknown reason :(

Any other thoughts guys?

* about the resetting... the device isn't really resetting, but after a flash, the screen goes from black to either black with light on or dingux logo with light on... still have to reset, but of course no go after the reset.

** Testing today was done on work machine, with original cable and yet another usb cable... so I don't think it's machine related (tested on 3 machines now) or cable related.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 31, 2010, 04:47:19 pm
I'm sure it's not a dud A330 but i'm at a loss at the moment to figure out why it's not working.

Your additional information re. the reset makes sense, if the device is never powered off then between resets the slcd buffer isn't really cleared. The flashing on and off is the backlight so the screen would just show whatever was being displayed when it was previously reset.

The RAM you see displayed during the flashing process is based on the settings in the CFG file. The linux cfg and the windows cfg should both have the same settings (in v1.01) but I couldn't use the same file as they have syntax differences.

The amount of data being sent is quite small, so it shouldn't take a lot of time in any case - only about 105kB, which should take a few seconds to write. The whole process is 5 or 10 seconds; the hw init sends over two files, then the nerase clears block 0 then the write also clears block 0 then writes out the 105kB to it. In the case of the original SPL it's only 8kB.

If writing the original spl is working but the two dualboot ones is failing, then that at least gives me something to go on, to further try diagnosing it. It's too bad that putting a serial port in is such a huge hassle... there's debugging info in the serial port that would indicate where the failure is happening.

Anyhow, when I get home from work tonight I'll see if I can find any more info on why it's failing.


Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: NeHe on May 31, 2010, 04:57:27 pm
Thx for the quick response... not sure what else to tell you, I'm not sure my soldering skills are on par with yours or i'd try the serial port install from your site (grin).  Does anyone know if the existing a330 firmware is floating around anywhere on the net?  and if there is a flashing app known to work on the a330?  Could always try reflashing the machine to see if that also fails...?
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on May 31, 2010, 05:17:09 pm
There is an A330.hxf file available at dingoo.hk, you can find a link in the 'native firmware / general' area, in a thread about the a330 firmware working on the a320.

The 'hk fix' flashing tool is known to work on the a330.

Are you unable to even flash the original-spl back to your dingoo? That one should at least get you up and running again with native...

Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: djetr007 on June 07, 2010, 10:45:44 pm
Hi,

I got my A330 today and am trying to install this version of Dingux.  I am having a few problems:

First, Windows XP doesn't automatically update the China Chip drivers on the a330 to the ingenics drivers in this download package.  When I try to manually update the drivers it says Cannot Continue Hardware Update and doesn't show the drivers as existing in the windows>drivers folder.  I then tried to uninstall the china chip drivers but they reinstall themselves automatically when I plug my a330 back in.

Second, I executed the windows install in this download and after choosing priority and typing 'run install' it says can not connect device, etc  and doesn't install the dual boot loader.  I believe this is due to the updated drivers not being installed on my a330 but I am unable to figure out how to install them.

I would greatly appreciate help as I too am a fellow Dingoo lover :)

Thanks.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on June 08, 2010, 02:46:02 am
Hi,

I got my A330 today and am trying to install this version of Dingux.  I am having a few problems:

First, Windows XP doesn't automatically update the China Chip drivers on the a330 to the ingenics drivers in this download package.  When I try to manually update the drivers it says Cannot Continue Hardware Update and doesn't show the drivers as existing in the windows>drivers folder.  I then tried to uninstall the china chip drivers but they reinstall themselves automatically when I plug my a330 back in.

Second, I executed the windows install in this download and after choosing priority and typing 'run install' it says can not connect device, etc  and doesn't install the dual boot loader.  I believe this is due to the updated drivers not being installed on my a330 but I am unable to figure out how to install them.

I would greatly appreciate help as I too am a fellow Dingoo lover :)

Thanks.

I don't know much about diagnosing windows problems as I don't use it myself but the only thing I can think of is that you aren't holding the "B" button when you turn on the dingoo - that puts it into 'usb mode'.

When you plug the dingoo into windows normally, then it shows up as a chinachip device, so if the chinachip drivers are coming up that means the dingoo is not in 'usb mode'. So unplug the dingoo, hold the B button down and turn it on (or reset it). this will turn it on but the screen stays black. Then you plug it in, and then windows should let you install the ingenic usb drivers.

Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: djetr007 on June 08, 2010, 07:01:06 am
i am holding B and plugging in in USB mode.  the screen stays black and windows makes the sound of recognizing that something was plugged in but it does not show any device in My Computer or have any "new hardware found" pop up.  my dingoo is only recognized by the computer in regular plug in, but then i can't uninstall and update the drivers.  i really want this to work as i just bought my a330 :(     
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: classicparty on June 08, 2010, 07:31:44 am
i am holding B and plugging in in USB mode.  the screen stays black and windows makes the sound of recognizing that something was plugged in but it does not show any device in My Computer or have any "new hardware found" pop up.  my dingoo is only recognized by the computer in regular plug in, but then i can't uninstall and update the drivers.  i really want this to work as i just bought my a330 :(     

Have you installed the driver before? If that's the case, try go to the control panel and choose and add the driver manually after the windows gave you the signal of recognizing something newly plugged in. It should be shown in the list if you've already installed it once before.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: djetr007 on June 08, 2010, 03:59:19 pm
this is the first time ive plugged my a330 in.  i havent been prompted to install anything.  in non-usb mode it says found new hardware, china chipset pmp usb disk.   in usb mode it beeps, but then doesnt show anything or recognize the a330 is plugged in.  when i try to manually update the driver in non-usb mode it says there is no file this installation package that contains information about the hardware.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: classicparty on June 09, 2010, 03:06:05 am
this is the first time ive plugged my a330 in.  i havent been prompted to install anything.  in non-usb mode it says found new hardware, china chipset pmp usb disk.   in usb mode it beeps, but then doesnt show anything or recognize the a330 is plugged in.  when i try to manually update the driver in non-usb mode it says there is no file this installation package that contains information about the hardware.

I think you should try maually update the driver while your dingoo is in USB mode through the control panel.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: djetr007 on June 09, 2010, 03:55:34 am
i finally got it to work.  problem resolved.  i just needed to disable the hardware so it wouldn't automatically reinstall the china chip drivers.  thanks for all the help!  now if i can just find a star fox rom that will work for snes...
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: NeHe on June 17, 2010, 08:28:44 pm
Still not able to install the 64mb fix... A330 crashes all the time (just locks up while plugged into the USB), talked with dingoo-digital-usa and they have no interest in trying to resolve the issue... can't say for sure it's a hardware issue because "installing dingux is trying to get the device to do something it's not meant to do"... so I either wait till others have the same issue and a patch is made for these fubared A330's or I wait till a 64mb official firmware comes out so I can then be sure if it also doesn't install my hardware is screwed up... very unhappy with the A330.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Stephanie on June 18, 2010, 12:50:15 am
Still not able to install the 64mb fix... A330 crashes all the time (just locks up while plugged into the USB), talked with dingoo-digital-usa and they have no interest in trying to resolve the issue... can't say for sure it's a hardware issue because "installing dingux is trying to get the device to do something it's not meant to do"... so I either wait till others have the same issue and a patch is made for these fubared A330's or I wait till a 64mb official firmware comes out so I can then be sure if it also doesn't install my hardware is screwed up... very unhappy with the A330.


That really sucks. When it locks up when plugged into usb, do you mean like the native firmware doesn't allow you to transfer files etc?

For the 64mb dingux, the only other thing I can think of, if you haven't already tried, is use an unbricker tool to wipe & reinstall the native firmware from scratch, then give the 64mb dingux install another try... it's a longshot but it's the only thing left that I can think might make a difference.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: NeHe on June 20, 2010, 07:55:05 am
That really sucks. When it locks up when plugged into usb, do you mean like the native firmware doesn't allow you to transfer files etc?

For the 64mb dingux, the only other thing I can think of, if you haven't already tried, is use an unbricker tool to wipe & reinstall the native firmware from scratch, then give the 64mb dingux install another try... it's a longshot but it's the only thing left that I can think might make a difference.


I can transfer to and from it just fine, but there are times I unplug it after having it plugged in on my desk and it wont do anything... even if I safely remove hardware... I have to reset with a a pin to get it working again because it's stuck on the dingoo logo (shown while charging).

As for the unbricking it idea, qbertaddict spent at least 2 hours working on my device... maybe closer to 4... I'm not sure what all he did, but I'm pretty sure he tried everything... in the end he got 32 mb version of dingux working and dual boot loading (which I was not able to do).

Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Tupin on June 28, 2010, 10:01:11 pm
I'm having trouble installing Dingux on the A330, I'm not sure where to start, is USB mode activated when the USB logo is on the screen?
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: eule on June 28, 2010, 10:50:59 pm
No, USB mode is started when powering on the Dingoo and holding B while that. The screen should stay black.

All this on an A320, should be the same though.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Tupin on June 29, 2010, 02:42:16 am
Oh, the screen stays black? How do I find out the display driver and what do I do after that?
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: eule on July 01, 2010, 12:45:55 pm
Srsly, that?s all covered in the many guides to install dingux...
However: System - About - upleftdownupleftdown and you see the info screen. Probably you have a 9331 lcd.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: SiENcE on July 01, 2010, 10:57:35 pm
@Stephanie: What did you changed in the kernel to get 64mb? Patch please.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: delta191 on July 28, 2010, 12:20:00 am
Hi all,

I think I've managed to get dingux on my a330 but when I press "select" and power on to boot the dingux, i get the dingux screen (black background with penguin 64mb) but then lots of white text which is very small and hard to read.

Do i need files put on my memory card? if so, what exactly are they? I tried putting the zImage file on my memory card, then all my "local" directory from my A320 memory card, still nothing :(

If anyone can point me to a download to put on my memory stick after installing Dingux on my A330, I'd be very greatful, I know i'm close.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: eule on July 28, 2010, 12:32:36 am
Seeing lots of white text is a good sign, now you need a menu, like gmenu2x.  ;)
http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/gmenu2x-for-dingux-!/ (http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/gmenu2x-for-dingux-!/)

edit: oh well, i didn?t read the sentence about the local pack...  sry ::)
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: SiENcE on July 28, 2010, 09:22:03 am
The a330 has lots of problems.

When i use my a320, for copying the kernel to sd.card and later boot into dingux it works without problems.
When i use my a330 for this, it hangs on kernel (display stays black or Dingux) or gmenu2x wont start.

I think it's an usb copy problem. Maybe this problem don't appear if you use an sd.card writer to copy kernel and or gmenu2x.

But who knows. I also got an error when i switch the a330 to tvout. After a couple of tries i realized, that gmenu2x was to problem. I changed my newest gmenu2x (ulis build) to an old one (http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,116,260) and it worked.

You should take the newest 64mb kernel-> http://sience.schattenkind.net/dingoo/SiENcE_downloads.htm
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Soft17 on September 15, 2010, 01:08:14 pm
Hi to everyone...i m new ^^ (I m italian...so sorry 4 the bad english)
I have a dingo A-330...and i want install dingux....but i have some question about it...
I downloaded the pack with the drivers , and the file .bat for mod dingo.. But after the operation of the .Bat...i have the dingo with a White Screen..after 20 sec i Reset the dingo...( i dont know if is correct however)
I have now ,when i put ON the dingo , A "Fast" screen with Dingux! but after that i have the original opening and menu of dingo....
(I chose the second option -> Boot priority on Dingux)
P.s. Dingo goes faster than before...
So

I asked you...
 1)What i should to do?
 2)What i need to put in the Mini Sd? zImage and what? i dont understand what else i need in that pack -.-
 3)A good memory stick is the same (like the Ms of the psp) ? or i need A mini Sd with an adaptor -> MS?
 4)How i can change the men??..i read about of a Gxmen?...

Sorry 4 all this question...i hope you help me...
And please if you can....give me a file.zip with it all into what I put in sd

Or

give me a good guide to follow all the links and files that I need..

I hope in your answers...(i hope you understand me)
So Thanks in advance for the help..^^
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: darkborn on January 03, 2011, 04:36:25 am
SOLUTION FOR 64MB DINGUX PROBLEMS FOR WINDOWS USERS:
Hi all,
I think I've managed to get dingux on my a330 but when I press "select" and power on to boot the dingux, i get the dingux screen (black background with penguin 64mb) but then lots of white text which is very small and hard to read.
Yep, it is same thing I got. Fortunately, I red that small text and find out what's wrong:
Code: [Select]
FATAL: cannot mount /dev/mmcblk0,/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /boot (17)
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Obviously, Linux cannot mount p1 partition on your mmc (sd) card.
I SOLVED THE MAIN MISTERY...maybe :)
To make long story short:
64MB Dingux @A330 does not like factory formatted (raw filesystem without partition table) SD Memory Card in combination of:  4+GB/FAT32/SDHC cardtype (or maybe just some part of it?) !
Dingux needs to see partition at your SD card; however, Windows XP etc are not able to do it by default (I made some easy hack I'll explain later). Factory format of your SD card won't work. But, I did not know what exactly type of partition Dingux needs, so I re-formatted card with FAT16 (aka FAT/DOS aka FAT vulgaris).
It works for Dingux, but there are 2 trade-offs:
1) "Native" Dingoo OS can't use/see files
on that SD card anymore. I suppose that it is because FAT16 has limitation of 2GB. I formatted 4GB (I could not recommend it, but it works for Dingux!). If I want to start game (from Dingoo), e.g. "*.GBA" file, it can't be seen (but folders could). Browser can see all files(!), but froze when I try to use them.
2) Seems that copying of files is 50% slower then before: especially little files (Dingux is, as most of Linux flavours, by default full of those). It is cluster size problem I think. Because of possible speed problem, I suggest 2 things: use "Minimal local pack" http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/minimal-local-pack/ for the 1st time, without add-ons, games etc. If it works, you can improve it later. Other thing is that you make virtual image of your card (and copy hundreds of your little roms quickly to that image on your hdd). WHen you copy it like one stream, it will get full speed (it's only 1 file)! I'm not aware of free tools to do it at Windoze: I know of RoadKil's Disk Utilities (http://www.roadkil.net/listing.php/C2/Disk%20Utilities), but not sure is it enough.
I formatted SD card at Windows with Windows Enabler from http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/speedload/Enabler.htm which enables you to do it, even with FAT16 system if you want. Be carefull with this tool, it enables you things Windows won't let you for a reason sometimes! :)
I 1st erased "partition" (which was not) at "Disk Management", then formatted "Unallocated" space.
Here is a quick how to (http://www.ehow.com/how_7185162_partition-sd-card-windows-xp.html) (back-up 1st!), and detailed one (http://www.nokiausers.net/forum/software-mods/13814-how-partition-your-memory-card-also-works-flash-disks.html)
Other solutions:
http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-general/8-gb-card-not-working-with-dingux/
xdpirate succesed with 8GB SDHC (@320), and he did it with FAT32 file system, linux-way. Maybe I should did it too... (It's too late, I don't have Dingoo now, I just made favour to my friend)
There is official SD Formatter (http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/), but I did not try it because it xdpirate said that it did not help him.
Also, I heard about Paragon Partition Manager (http://www.partition-manager.com/) but I didn't want to mess with a trial version.
There is a Roadkil's Special Disk Maker (http://www.roadkil.net/program.php/P36/Special%20Disk%20Maker) (for all Windows), which force a flash card to be a 2GB FAT16 partition no matter its size.
----
It is possible that hardware can't see above 2gb, or it is not fully compatible with SDHC standard (cluster size). However, it is not likely, I think there are just firmware glitches that could be avoided.
E.G.: I have Philips DVD player with limitations of cca 500GB HDD to be connected via USB. If I connect 1TB, just part of files are visible!
It is hardware (firmware?) limitation, but strange one because it works partially. I heard of solution: Partition your drive to 2x500GB and You'll get full 500gb visible. But say goodbye to watching movies from 2nd partition. It reminds me on this [email protected] SDHC...
According to this, possible solution is to make 2nd partition for Linux (Dingux) only. 1st will be viewable to both systems (and games on it too).
Other solution is to do it at Linux as xdpirate did; seems that it is working solution. However, I didn't make it through Mint Live (privilegies?), and I gave up to do it through Linux right now. It should be possible through http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-games-and-homebrew/gameboygameboy-color/ by Big Booboo guides, but I didn't try it.
Good luck!

Update: I remade process but with FAT32. Everything works now, SD card (4GB SDHC) is full readable by native Dingoo & Dingux. Copying is now much faster, and, the most important: Both kernels (Stephanie's 64MB-old, SiENcE's 64MB) are readable/working without problems! FAT16 @4GB was obviously mistake. Windows Enabler (& JkDefrag/MyDefrag) is adequate solution for ("forced"  card formatting/defragging).
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Strawhat on January 25, 2011, 02:51:31 pm
That Dingux is for Dingoo A330 or Gemei A330?  ???
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: darfgarf on January 25, 2011, 02:55:39 pm
well seing as the ga330 doesn't run linux, the dingoo one
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: jsteel on December 31, 2011, 04:15:43 pm
Hi,

In the README file it states:

>Your mini-SD card should have a rootfs file and a local pack installed. Please refer to this
>page at the DingooWiki for information about these files.
>http://dingoowiki.com/index.php/Dingux:About

This link is dead, is there anywhere else I can get these files? I've searched and tried some "local packs" but either they do not boot or they do not work properly. Which should I be using?

Many thanks
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: jagotu on December 31, 2011, 06:15:45 pm
If you want the regular dingux, your best choice is minimal local pack: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4BNRLQ4U
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: L.Orion on October 16, 2013, 01:40:36 pm
And how can i install the driver in Windows 7? it says me that the driver is not compatible also ond win 8 the same error
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Schwarzy666 on April 16, 2014, 10:30:42 am
Hi dudes, here is the new link for the bootloader :

http://www.4shared.com/zip/fVEIDCKaba/dingux.html (http://www.4shared.com/zip/fVEIDCKaba/dingux.html)
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Jonesey on August 13, 2016, 04:24:04 pm
The updated link to this bootloader is alas now broken too. I've just managed to get hold of an A330 to replace my finally expired A320 and wonder if anyone knows where this bootloader might be found please?
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: cronot on August 15, 2016, 08:01:45 pm
The updated link to this bootloader is alas now broken too. I've just managed to get hold of an A330 to replace my finally expired A320 and wonder if anyone knows where this bootloader might be found please?

This kind of concerns me too: My A320 is still alive and kicking (changed the battery recently, so I expect to crank out a couple more years out of it), but I'm really considering buying an A330 to replace it possibly later this year.

I was a bit scared by your post initially, but then I realized this concerns legacy Dingux, which I've ditched a long time ago in favor of OpenDingux. OpenDingux supports both A320 and A330 out of the box, and all the links on the installation page on the wiki (http://wiki.dingoonity.org/index.php?title=OpenDingux:Installation) are still working - though it may be a good idea to back them up because I foresee it being gone in the not so far future, since all development on the Dingoo is mostly abandoned at this point (and one might say even on OpenDingux as well).

Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Jonesey on August 17, 2016, 07:32:58 am
You still need the boot loader from Stephanie's package if you want access to the full memory of the A330. It's mentioned in the Open Dingux FAQ page under the 'Can I use the full SRAM of my A330?' section.
Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: cronot on August 17, 2016, 02:47:32 pm
Oh, I see now, you need the bootloader. And yes, it looks like Stephanie nuked it :(

Well, fortunately you can still get it through the wayback machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20110724014231/http://planetstephanie.net/uploads/dingux-330.zip

Title: Re: [UPDATED][RELEASE] 64MB Dingux for A330
Post by: Jonesey on August 20, 2016, 07:07:20 pm
Well spotted many thanks   :)