Subject: Few questions about the TS-7200
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
Date: 12/14/2005 14:14:06
I recently received a brand-new TS-7200, and I've gotten NetBSD 3.0-RC6 up
and running on it. I have a few potentially dumb observations/questions:
- The install documentation for evbarm/TS7200 seems to be missing a few
pieces, and has a few typos in it. Specifically .... the kernel name
to place on the flash is "gzimg_TS7200_flash_0x60660000", but it's
really "gzimg_TS7200_wd0_flash_0x60660000". That's a minor thing,
and I could fix that in the INSTALL document if no-one minds.
Several suggestions are made to look at the RedBoot documentation ...
I did try to find it, but I couldn't find anything that corresponded
exactly to the version that the TS-7200 uses. For example: I was
trying to figure out how to set the gateway IP address for RedBoot.
"ip_address" sets the IP address, netmask, and "default server", but
doesn't seem to have a way to set the default gateway. The RedBoot
documentation I saw on the web mentions a "-d" option to configure a
DNS server, but that doesn't exist in the TS-7200's RedBoot.
I admit that these are minor things; I was able to get NetBSD up and
running without too many problems, but I just wanted to mention them.
- RedBoot boots the kernel from the flash. Am I right that the only way
to update this kernel is to load it in from another system via
RedBoot? (I see RedBoot can load from the CF card, but I suspect
that's only EXT2). Has anyone tried putting a traditional boot block
into flash and booting from that? I suppose writing a driver for the
flash might be a way around this.