Subject: Re: How to build gzboot?
To: Marcin M. Jessa <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: port-arm
Date: 09/28/2006 12:38:14
On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 05:06:11PM +0200, Marcin M. Jessa wrote:
> Is gzboot required to boot kernels on ARM/XScale platforms?

Not in my experience.

> Loading the kernel gives only garbage:
> RedBoot> load -v -r -b 0x01600000 netbsd.gz

Is this netbsd.bin.gz or netbsd.gz.  That is, if you gunzip it,
is it a raw binary file or an ELF file?  The command you used
is to load a raw binary file.  I would expect an ELF file to

> RedBoot> go -n 0x01600000
> $T050f:01600000;0d:03fc0fec;#de

That's not actually garbage.  It's a serial debugging protocol
string representing a trap, I believe.


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