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Re: NetBSD 5.0.1 Support for the TS7200
Has anyone been able to get 5.0.1 installed and running on the TS7200?
I have NetBSD 4.0 and 5.0.1 running on several TS7200's for various lab
purposes. I haven't yet seen the startup panic that Ken mentioned. Weird.
If you have the 8 MB Flash version of the board, you can use the minimal
kernel image (gzimg-TS7200_0x60660000) that I use at:
I don't have an INSTALL image handy right now, but I'll upload one next
time I do a build. In the meantime, you can use the NetBSD 3.x INSTALL
image to do a functional network install of 5.0.1 (userland, just change
the FTP directory), and then drop this gzimg into flash to make it
self-booting. I actually did this once!
I've had great fun with these boards -- we have one operating at the
highest, most isolated point on the Antarctic plateau, running a small
astronomical instrument[*] and using the Iridium satellite network for
communications. Most recently, we've flown two of them on the first test
flight of a stratospheric balloon-borne astronomical experiment[**].
They've survived continuous operation at -40 to -80C in Antarctica, and
the nasty near-vacuum environment at 125,000 feet (35 km) altitude on the
balloon. NetBSD has been running them beautifully, with generally fewer
hiccups than I had with the stock Linux (2.4) that shipped with them.
Univ. of Arizona
(see "Instruments" --> "PreHEAT")
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