Subject: Re: NetBSD 2 installation on a Jornada 720
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/2005 13:08:08
When I boot I see the kernel is loaded and lots of stuff appears on the
screen, the last thing is a line saying "console =1 " which is just
after some stuff about frame buffer. I get the "Last chance, Push YES to
boot" message and hit Yes. Everything seems to hang, though I do notice
the light on my network card flash a couple of times. I do not see
anything on the screen and the only way to recover is to hit the reset
Could it be that the kernel is trying to use the serial port for a
console? If so then this is a problem as I don't have a serial cable. Is
there a way to change this without rebuilding the kernel?? I'm not sure
I am ready to start cross-compiling yet!
I guess I thought this would be as easy as installing the laptop, should
have known better!
Can anyone offer some help/advice?
The procedure you used is pretty much exactly what I did to get a working
NetBSD set up on my Jornada 720. Assuming you have the "console" cable
for the Jornada and you probably have serial ports on your i386. I would
suggest hooking up a null modem cable and use the i386 as a console. You
should not have to rebuild the kernel to get it to use the framebuffer.
The options in the boot loader indicate where the console should be
located at. I use the Japanese layout, even though I have a U.S. Jornada,
as it seems to function better.
Cross compiling is simple, really simple.... The BUILDING file in
/usr/src should tell you everything you need to know. You basically just
run build.sh with the machine type you want to build.
Brad Spencer - firstname.lastname@example.org -- KC8VKS
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