emlilo and my (bigbrd) bootstrap loader are two different loaders. rscott and I both wrote these about
the same time several years ago when the webpal first appeared on the surplus market. Most people are
using my bootstrap loader...I don't think rscott has worked on his since then....although I think he
might have used this bootstrap when he was playing with the Ceiva picture frame.
The bootstrap procedure for both is to use gdb to download a copy of the particular bootstrap loader
in RAM and then to use it to program a copy of itself into flash. So, for either to work, you'd
need to be able to synchronize with gdb and download something into the RAM on the webpal using
I don't have too many ideas as to what might be wrong. You might want to check the JP1 jumper is cut.
I think that affects receiving data rather than sending it so perhaps only sending is working for
you (e.g. you see the prompt).
If you can't get things to work, I have been working on a new procedure where you download the
code using the original webpal code. In other words, you set up the webpal to point to your
ISP (hopefully you have a dialup account or got a dialup account with your broadband account)
and then download a file from the net that reprograms the webpal. If you have access to a
dialup account, have a webpal that works with its modem, and want to try that, email me and I
will try and put together something that works. Its been on the back burner for awhile since
not too many people are still bootstrapping webpals anymore. Anyway, if interested, email
me at my bigbrd id, but at pacbell.net.