[LinuxBIOS] Lippert Cool Roadrunner 2 (GX1)
Per Dalgas Jakobsen
pdj at knaldgas.dk
Tue Mar 14 21:20:19 CET 2006
Well I guess I will have to acquire a POST card and do some digging then.
Per Dalgas Jakobsen wrote:
> Hi all,
> At last... Finally I have had time to look at LinuxBIOS...
> I have been playing around with Etherboot and Filo for booting a
> development target, making good progress.
> Up to now I have managed to add Etherboot to the original BIOS and have
> it working fine.
> But now I want to LinuxBIOS my system ;-)
> I have a Lippert Cool Roadrunner II with 64MB memory and a 128MB
> CompactFlash for disk, and I have tried to use LinuxBIOS v1 with its
> support for this board, but no success.
> The serial port is very quite, and unfortunately I have no POST card. I
> have verified the serial connection: Linux on target "$ echo Hello
>>/dev/ttyS0" gives a nice "Hello" on the receiving end (no handshakes),
> so something seems odd with the LinuxBIOS image...
> Host is i686-Linux using gcc-4.0.3
> --- config ------------
> target /home/pdj/tuxway/builds/roadrunner2
> mainboard lippert/roadrunner2
> # Enable Serial Console for debugging
> option SERIAL_CONSOLE=1
> option TTYS0_BAUD=57600
> option DEFAULT_CONSOLE_LOGLEVEL=9
> option DEBUG=1
> option RAMTEST=1
> option USE_GENERIC_ROM=1
> option USE_ELF_BOOT=1
> option ROM_SIZE=262144
> option STD_FLASH=1
> payload ~/tuxway/etherboot-5.0.6/src/bin32/eepro100.elf
> option PAYLOAD_SIZE=196608
> I've hexdump'd the resulting romimage, and it looks fine as far as I can
> tell: (jmp far 0xf000:0x0004 at address 0x0003fff0, and payload image
> starting at 0x00000000).
> I've used the flashrom from LinuxBIOSv2-2191 for burning:
> "# flashrom -w romimage"
> Anyone able to give me a clue of what I've missed?
> Anyone had success with LinuxBIOSv2 on a Roadrunner2 ?
> My ultimate goal is fast boot to either a remote image (through
> Etherboot) or a local linux on CompactFlash (filo and ext2).
> My plan was to use LinuxBIOS with a combined filo and etherboot image as
> Like this:
> 0x000000 FILO
> 0x010000 ETHERBOOT
> 0x030000 LINUXBIOS
> I have already modified filo so an external switch can select the
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