Subject: Re: How to build gzboot?
To: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marcin M. Jessa <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/2006 17:06:11
On Monday 04 September 2006 22:20, you wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 03, 2006 at 05:04:48AM -0500, Tom Hansen wrote:
> > How does one go about coaxing build.sh to build the gzboot versions of
> > the kernel in
> > /usr/src/sys/arch/evbarm/stand/gzboot
> > I've successfully build the kernels for TS7200, but build.sh ignored the
> > above directory.
> > Does one have to build the entire distribution?
> > Or do you have to set the many environment variables required and run
> > Makefile.gzboot manually? (If so, details would be appreciated!)
> I usually have a copy of gzboot built from a distribution build (or a
> manual nbmake-evbarm-el or whatever) and just do something like:
> $ pwd
> $ nbmake-evbarm-el && cat /path/to/gzboot netbsd.bin.gz > /tftpboot/image
> ...and that does what I need.
Is gzboot required to boot kernels on ARM/XScale platforms?
I have a kernel image which I am trying to boot on an XScale XDP425 board and
Redboot gives me only some garbage ASCII output (see below).
did not result in anything positive either.
Unfortunatelly I was unable to find any man page or info on the netbsd.org
website about gzboot and I am a bit confused about it's purpose and usage
There is basically very little info about this process and I'd like to
understand and document it.
I altered src/sys/arch/evbarm/conf/mk.ixdp425
so it shows:
so it shows:
.word 0x01600000 - 0x4000
Then I created two partitions on the FLASH.
The one for kernel is about 1.6M so the gziped kernel will fit:
fis create -b 0x01600000 -f 0x50080000 -l 0x00186A00 -e 0x01600000 -r
0x01600000 -n kernel
fis create -f 0x50220000 -l 0x005C0000 -n ramdisk
Redboot shows there is 64M RAM and 8M FLASH memory on it:
RedBoot(tm) bootstrap and debug environment [ROM]
Red Hat certified release, version 2.02 - built 11:45:54, Jul 5 2006
Platform: IXDP425 Gateworks Avila Board (IXP42X 266MHz) BE
Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Red Hat, Inc.
RAM: 0x00000000-0x04000000, [0x00029bf8-0x03fc1000] available
FLASH: 0x50000000 - 0x50800000, 64 blocks of 0x00020000 bytes each.
RedBoot> fis list
Name FLASH addr Mem addr Length Entry point
RedBoot 0x50000000 0x50000000 0x00080000 0x00000000
kernel 0x50080000 0x01600000 0x001A0000 0x01600000
ramdisk 0x50220000 0x50220000 0x005C0000 0xFFFFFFFF
FIS directory 0x507E0000 0x507E0000 0x0001F000 0x00000000
RedBoot config 0x507FF000 0x507FF000 0x00001000 0x00000000
Loading the kernel gives only garbage:
RedBoot> load -v -r -b 0x01600000 netbsd.gz
Using default protocol (TFTP)
Raw file loaded 0x01600000-0x0176ec37, assumed entry at 0x01600000
RedBoot> go -n 0x01600000