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Re: 1 lingering question ....

On 04/08/15 09:27, David Brownlee wrote:
On 8 April 2015 at 14:44, William A. Mahaffey III <wam%hiwaay.net@localhost> wrote:
As a quick test you might want to try booting a -current kernel on
your B+ to see if it is happy (you should not need to change any other
config or binaries). Latest builds from
http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/HEAD/ if you do not want to
build your own.

I would expect that the RTC support would be pulled up into netbsd-7
before release, but I'm not the one to say for certain :)

Thanks for your reply, I don't want to build my own, don't trust myself
there just yet. What do I do to use that prebuilt binary ? I have poked
around that directory recently & all I saw was full images or .txy files,
would I be using some of those or something else ? TIA & thanks again.
The kernels live in the binary/kernel subdir, so (currently) assuming
you are using the evbarm-earmv6hf distribution, that would be from

(The 201504080720Z will change over time :)

OK, I'm there as I write this, do I want the .bin.gz or the plain .gz kernel file ? Then what, uncompress it & overwrite my current kernel, or make a parallel directory & put it there ? Remember, I am a noob at this & at NetBSD in gen'l ....

Update: I downloaded & unzipped the plain .gz.file, which uncompresses into an executable for ARM:

[wam@kabini1, ~, 5:38:53pm] 331 % file Downloads/Raspberry/netbsd-RPI
Downloads/Raspberry/netbsd-RPI: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, for NetBSD 7.99.9, not stripped
[wam@kabini1, ~, 5:39:02pm] 332 %

Now what, overwrite my (running) netBSD-7 kernel, create a parallel directory, something else (like maybe find this stuff in the handbook, I'll get on that) ? Any time-saving clues appreciated :-) ....

TIA & thanks :-) ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
                           -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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