Subject: Re: NetBSD/hpcmips on a mobile pro 770
To: Wim Vander Schelden <email@example.com>
From: Andy Ruhl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/03/2007 06:21:47
On 2/3/07, Wim Vander Schelden <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have recently bought a mobile pro, and I read that netbsd worked fine
> on it.
> I have no experience with netbsd (I installed it once or twice on some
> other computers, but I never got to know it in depth), so I have no idea
> of how to get it to load on an embedded device with no hard drive or cd
> rom device. Do you have a wince loader? How do I prepare my CF card for
> netbsd? Do i need a netbsd computer to do so?
You boot into WinCE, and then there is a kernel loader called either
pbsdboot.exe or hpcboot.exe here:
I've got a site that I wrote for installing on a Mobilepro 880, and it
should mostly be the same other than I'm mentioning USB devices which
I think you can't use. It's here:
It mentions NetBSD 2.0, but I think everything is the same as of 3.1.
Basically, you need to:
1. Get a small FAT partition on your CF device
2. Put the NetBSD install kernel on there
3. Boot that kernel, and assuming you have a network device, run a
If you don't have a network device, you can put the install sets on
another CF card, or inside the NetBSD partition if you like.
It can be a bit complicated, but I can help you out if you need. I've
done it a "million" times.