Subject: Re: NetBSD 2 installation on a Jornada 720
To: None <>
From: Brad Spencer <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 01/11/2005 13:08:08
   Hi All,


   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 with the machine type you want to build.

Brad Spencer - -- KC8VKS  - & - [IPv6 only]
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