Subject: Re: Test of boot32
To: Leo Smiers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Reinoud Zandijk <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2003 10:06:28
On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 08:32:56PM +0100, Leo Smiers wrote:
> I was pleasant surprised with the new bootloader for acorn32. Eventhough
> I am not longer actively using netbsd on my RPC I couldn't resist trying it.
> I am sorry to tell you that it failed.
Oh what a pitty it didnt work.... (using RISC OS 4.x a lot?) ... hmm...
> What I did was the following:
> 1 make a directory in wich I placed the boot32 module and the netbsd-Generic
> kernel of 8 sep 2002
> 2 set the working directory
> 3 Increased wimpslot to something big > 16 Mbyte
> 4 Double clicked on the module
8 Sept 2002 as in NetBSD-current ? or NetBSD-1.6_STABLE ?
> The initial fase looked ok, the last text from RISC OS was:
> bye bye from RISC OS
> and then it started the kernel. However the kernel paniced with:
> panic: initarm: Failed to align the kernel page directory
This may sound weird but i am pleased to hear this :-) ... this means that
the bootloader worked (nearly) OK ... only that its connection to the
kernel might be a bit `challenged'.
> I used RISC OS 4.33 (Select 2i3) to boot from.
Now thats a new one .... never had anyone tried booting NetBSD from that
new a version ;) ... hmm... You dont tell me though what kind of machine
you have.... could you please help me with the following details :
- bootloader version :-D ... it prints it on startup. This can
change more than once a/day now. Current version is v3.06 with a
lot of bugfixes... its updated on the FTP site.
- processor type as in is it a ARM 610 / ARM 710 or an StrongARM ?
- memory organisation ... what does the bootloader print?
- is it a Kinetic machine? (there are still known problems)
related to that : what is its DRAM and its PODRAM ? i.e. the
- any other special additions ?
> I hope this wil give you some help in developing the boot loader.