Subject: Port for EB2410ITX and ABLE boot loader
To: None <>
From: Yong-Jhen Hong <>
List: port-arm
Date: 09/12/2004 01:59:16
Hello all,

Does anyone try to run NetBSD on Simtec EB2410ITX evaluation board?
It uses Samsung S3C2410 processor, just as currently supported SMDK2410,
so I think this is a good start point.

I built a SMDK2410 kernel, but with that board's specified driver removed,
put it on a CD, then use the loader of EB2410ITX (named ABLE) to load 
and boot it.
It does not work. The load warnings can be access via the following URL:

And boot just fails with:

    boot: booting 'netbsd-elf'
    netbsd_boot_elf: error: cannot boot on this machine type

I think the problem is that ABLE doesn't not load NetBSD kernel correctly,
as the following message shows that it can't boot kernel from FFS:

Is this situation still the same?

I guess I need to write a 2nd stage loader to load NetBSD kernel, or a 
loader to replace
ABLE entirely.