Subject: Re: gumstix (NetBSD/evbarm)
To: KIYOHARA Takashi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alicia da Conceicao <email@example.com>
Date: 10/08/2006 14:48:06
> I have a gumstix(connex 400xm-bt) and some expansion boards. NetBSD/
> evbarm work on the gumstix. Tested on the connex and the waysmall.
> This machine worked by Linux and u-boot. CPU is PXA255.
> Supported expansion boards.
> waysmall - STUART (STUART not test)
> waysmall (HWUART not support)
> CF slot has problem? Some CF-card don't work. X-<
> You can try to boot.
> GUM> bootp 0xa0200000 netbsd.bin
> GUM> go 0xa0200000 busheader=<your expansion card at bus header>
Thanks for the news. It is nice to have an alternative to uClinux/
Linux on the GunStix devices.
Its been years since I last looked at GunStix. Unfortunately, I
can't find the old (tiny) USB dongle GunStix that was the size of
a USB flash-drive. Those old dongles were not USB powered and
required an external power-supply. I was hoping by now they might
have a newer USB dongle GunStix that is only powered from its USB
port, leaching power from the host computer. Ideally if it also
had a ethernet port in addition to the USB port, one could have a
tiny keychain USB VPN router.
Oh well, one can always dream...