Subject: Re: NetBSD on MC16
To: None <>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
List: port-hpcsh
Date: 12/04/2005 02:24:53
On Sat, Dec 03, 2005 at 18:07:54 +0100, Christer O. Andersson wrote:

> Seems we are at least three persons trying to boot NetBSD on Ericsson
> MC16 aka HP360LX. The bootloader (hpcboot200.exe, available from
> seems to be doing the work it should. It presents itself as Build
> 12, which to the best of my knowledge should work.
> However, the kernel never succeeds in giving any sign of life, a
> short delay and then a reset.
> A quick glance at the specs for HP360 compared to HP620, known to
> work, reveals a SH3@60MHz vs SH3@75MHz. There is also less memory,
> 8MB vs 16MB (my 620 has 32MB).
> Any hints or ideas where to start looking? Is 8MB memory an issue?
> I am not enough a NetBSD hacker to get much further without
> assistance.

I've just returned from EuroBSDCon and is still wading through tons of
mail, so I beg pardon in advance for a rash reply.

1) What does booting with serial console shows?

1.5) hpcboot compiled with debugging enabled might be helpful to glean
some hardware details, but we are back to swuare one with the lack of
the toolchain :(
2) trim GENERIC to make a machine specific kernel?

3) DEBUG kernel?

4) custom binary-search printf debugging?

I think it shouldn't be hard to support 360LX if hpcboot works on it.
It takes just someone with an actual machine and a little bit of

Feel free to ping me privately.  I'll be busy with job stuff for the
next couple of weeks, so don't get discouraged if I don't reply

SY, Uwe
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