N900 rescueOS

rescueOS is a rescue solution for the Nokia N900, distributed as an initrd image. It has several features, most notable:

Users must be familiar with the Linux console.

How does it work?

The flasher utility loads rescueOS. This makes it unnecessary to modify the bootloader or maemo's /sbin/preinit like other solutions do. By using the "-l" option, we do not flash the kernel or initrd image. It only loads the kernel into RAM. No modification on the NAND or bootloader happens.

Use cases

In fact, most users do not need it. Either way, possible use cases:


Last version: 1.3 (2016-09-07): rescueOS-1.3
Documentation: documentation.txt
Git: git.quitesimple.org github.com