Subject: Re: ARM ELF TODO list
To: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Gilbert <email@example.com>
Date: 11/26/2001 23:06:38
On Monday 29 October 2001 3:18 pm, Ben Harris wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Chris Gilbert wrote:
> > On Monday 29 October 2001 10:04 am, Ben Harris wrote:
> > > On Mon, 29 Oct 2001, Chris Gilbert wrote:
> > > > Actually has anyone got an ELF kernel for a CATS. I'd like to try
> > > > one out and see if it actually boots, or if we need to do the same
> > > > thing that's needed on dnard, and ELF->a.out convertor (I think
> > > > that's what's planned)
> > >
> > > I can probably run one up for you.
> > Having tested the one you've run up the cats box just barfs, can't exec
> > the image and returns to it's boot prompt. Seems that cats also needs
> > the elf->a.out thing.
> Either that or (horror!) a Real Bootloader (which would, admittedly,
> probably need converting to a.out itself).
> I've done a simple ELF -> a.out conversion of that kernel which you might
> like to try. Same location but with .aout on the end. FWIW, I used:
> $ arm--netbsdelf-objcopy -O a.out-arm-netbsd -R .ident -R .sbss netbsd
Just had time to try that, happily sees it as a.out, but then dies, gets a
reset exception (not sure if it's the kernel or the firmware)
Anyway I'll try to find out from simtec if there's another way to do this.