Subject: Re: Booting on the Jornada 820..
To: None <>
From: D. McKenzie <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 07/08/2002 22:40:50
John, if you would, please let me know what happens with your J820, I also
have one that I'd like to load linux on.  My e-mail is
and I'll also be watching the list.

D. McKenzie

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Mitchell" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 11:18
Subject: Booting on the Jornada 820..

> 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!)?
> Thanks,
> --
>     John P. Mitchell