Subject: Booting on the Jornada 820..
To: None <>
From: John Mitchell <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 07/08/2002 10:18:36
Morning (well, at least here in Alaska),

    I just have a couple of questions.

    I have been successful at booting NetBSD on my Jornada 820 up to 
mounting a root filesystem. Since there is not support for the PCMCIA 
slot or the CF slot yet I need a root filesystem to run from RAM, but I 
have no idea how to create something like this. Can someone give me some 
pointers? Is there a pre-built animal out there? I have a PC running 
Mandrake 8.2 will I need to load NetBSD on it as well?

    Also, I am interested in getting the PCMCIA and CF slots working on 
my 820. What is currently needed to get things going? Is it just that 
there is currently no support for the SA-1100 companion chip?

    Okay, last question. I want to become a kernel hacker, but have no 
idea what to do to start. Is there someplace I can start to understand 
things like the hardware initialization process, getting the kernel into 
memory, getting it going, and what not? Would it make sense to go get 
something simpler like a LART and play with it instead of working with 
my Jornada (I want my Jornada to work so bad!)?


    John P. Mitchell