Subject: Need help booting evbmips netbsd on malta board
To: None <>
From: Thilo Jeremias <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/06/2006 23:44:22
I send this question to the evb-list, w/o response, so maybe here
someone has a hint....

Loading the distributed (3.0.1)  kernel and running it fails,
( it does not even get to setup the led message)

This is what I tried to start the kernel:

( using linux objcopy -O binary -I srec , to convert to binary and dump
onto unused swap partition)

I then used the yamon to load the image -> 8010000.
but a go then just showed some exceptions (user trap i think)

Is there anywhere a documentation how to boot the kernel on that board?

I am using a 4k mips, but I'm neither familiar with mips nor with the 
malta yamon monitor.

Any hints are apreciated!

booting linux that way worked fine.

Does the NetBSD kernel need any other bootstrapper first ?

Would the ISO image have a cd-boot loader ?

-- I could not access the cd from within yamon, so thats why I used  linux.

cheers thilo