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Installing Meego 1.1 on the Nokia N900 microSD Card (Windows users)

17 May 2011Entry by

Today, I would show you guys how to install the Meego 1.1 on the N900 on an external memory card. We have already looked here on how to Install Meego 1.1 on Nokia N900 for Mac. You would need a 4gb MicroSD card and also it must be class 6 or higher. I am having a class 4 MicroSD card and it seems quite unresponsive towards a lot of stuffs. Here are the steps for installing it using Windows. Currently I’m running Windows XP SP3 32-bit.

You would need to download the correct files and corresponding kernels from http://repo.meego.com/MeeGo/releases/

meego-handset-armv7l-n900-1.1.80.0.20101001.1-vmlinuz-2.6.35.3-8.5-n900

meego-handset-armv7l-n900-1.1.80.0.20101001.1-mmcblk0p.raw.bz2

Download the Win32DiskImager.exe program: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download

1. Unzip the meego-handset-………mmcblk0p.raw.bz2 file

2. Run W32DiskImager.exe

3. Select the MeeGo image file (note you must write *.* in the file name box to see all files)
Note: Do put in .raw at the back to write the file. For example:


4. Select the drive letter which corresponds to the microSD memory card.

5. Click the “Write” button to byte-copy the image to the microSD memory card.

6. Now pop in your MicroSD card and close the back cover. YOU NEED THE BACK COVER TO BOOT UP the MEEGO.

Remember the kernel you downloaded? Now it is time to use it to load your Meego. You would need to do this everytime you want to boot up Meego.

First cd (change directory) to where you first installed your flasher-3.5

For example cd “C:\Program files\maemo\flasher-3.5″

Remember the quotes are needed to specify the whole directory

Then type in the following command

flasher-3.5.exe -l -k <kernel> -b

Where <kernel> is the location of your kernel file.

Wait for the message “Suitable USB device not found,waiting” then turn off your N900 and hold onto the button “U” while connecting your N900 to the PC using the USB cable. Your MeeGo would be booted.

We will be looking into more stuff about Meego during this weeks. Also, check this Nokia N900 Otterbox case with discounted price – never forget about protecting the N900.

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