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Re: how to build root filesystem for ixp425

Hi Stavros

Take a look at these.


Please tell us why you did not use NetBSD for your project. I think
its time to switch ;).


On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Stavros Markou <stma%antcor.com@localhost> 
> Hi,
> My main problem is that i am reading how tos  from an official site (Freebsd
> Arm) that are not working, at least for the moment, at all. I want to find
> out if i am doing something wrong or not.
> Actually i think i know why i get this error. I am building executable for
> little-endian machine but ixp425 is big-endian. The problem is that when i
> am giving the TARGET_* options to the make command line the system uses i386
> cc which is not capable of understanding -mbig-endian option.
> Best Regards,
> Stavros.
> On Thu, 2008-08-14 at 13:21 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 11:14 AM, Stavros Markou <stma%antcor.com@localhost> 
> wrote:
>> I am trying to build a root filesystem using the mini guide at
>> http://people.freebsd.org/~cognet/freebsd_arm.txt but with no luck for
>> IXP425.
> NetBSD has its own mechanisms to build root file system by 'one click'.
> Unfortunaly I don't know about FreeBSD cross-compilation technique.
>> I have build the kernel which is loaded fine but when the root filesystem
>> is
>> mounted via NFS i get : exec /sbin/init : error 8 , so i think that maybe
>> the root filesystem i 've built is not right.
> Look to the /sbin/init source code. It should be somehow simple to
> understand what the error code 8 means.
> Stavros Markou
> Senior Software Engineer
> Email: mailto:stma%antcor.com@localhost
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