Hello. I have just installed LEDE onto the device by following this guide, and upon it booting up (fine), I went into the web interface and upgraded to this image without preserving the configuration. After the router rebooted, it now bootloops with this log:
ROM VER: 1.0.5
U-Boot 2014.01-openwrt1 (May 16 2014 - 00:08:52) arv7519rw
Board: Lantiq ARV7519RW VRX200 Family Board
SoC: Lantiq VRX288 v1.1
CPU: 500 MHz
IO: 250 MHz
BUS: 250 MHz
DRAM: 128 MiB
Flash: 32 MiB
Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0
## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at b0080000 ...
Image Name: MIPS OpenWrt Linux-5.4.100
Created: 2021-02-26 20:11:19 UTC
Image Type: MIPS Linux Kernel Image (lzma compressed)
Data Size: 2611675 Bytes = 2.5 MiB
Load Address: 80002000
Entry Point: 80002000
Verifying Checksum ... OK
Uncompressing Kernel Image ... LZMA: uncompress or overwrite error 7 - must RESET b
If I understand correctly, uboot works fine, but it can't boot the linux kernel. Should I just try and flash sysupgrade through the u-boot or is the image broken/ there are some extra steps I need to take?
Ok, I'll try to build the image myself. Also, I've read the warnings, and with have gotten some old pre-built LEDE image working, it's just weird that it all fell apart after trying to upgrade to the lastest snapshot
I have managed to flash 18.06.4 (and also 19.07.7), but after upgrading to the latest snapshot, everything broke again. Might the latest snapshot just be broken? I have read somewhere that some router have had >2mb kernel problem and needed an intermediary build, but I have no clue which one should that be...
It is broken in the same way as in the first message, openwrt cannot boot past u-boot on the latest snapshot (as I understand, it fails to decompress linux kernel image).
I'm fine with having no LuCi (and for me, it's not that difficult to install either) and I want to use snapshots for some of the features that are not in the release. I'm also concerned that once the snapshot becomes a release, that would also get broken.
I have just built a gzip-compressed snapshot image and after flashing it (initramfs did not work because of gzip out of memory error) it works perfectly fine. I've also noticed that I've been able to directly flash squashfs-sysupgrade via u-boot as if it was a sysupgrade I'd suppose.
What would be the correct way to make it generate gzip-compressed images instead of lzma? I did it by changing everything lzma-related to gzip in image/Makefile, though I have very little clue of what I was actually doing...