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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 17:28:31 +0100
From: Benjamin Mertke <b.mertke(a)bfad.de>
To: ron minnich <rminnich(a)lanl.gov>
Subject: Re: send me your message directly: Dokumentation for creating
LinuxBIOS for DL smartModule P5-266
----- Original Message -----
From: "ron minnich" <rminnich(a)lanl.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 5:00 PM
Subject: send me your message directly
OK, I will do it ;-) Thank you.
first of all I´m new to the list and I´m trying to get
LinuxBIOS into Digital Logic´s smartModule.
Second, is there any documentaition how to build BIOS for
Digital Logic´s smartModule P5-266?
I´ve started to read the HOWTO/EPIA and HOWTO/L440GX
and then to do according to the discriptions in this
two different ways. But well, ... you guess, I wouldn´t
write to the list if I would success.
EPIA-HowTo uses etherboot and L440GX-HowTo boots
without any ethernet connection just from the local
disk. That´s what I would preffer also.
As I saw there is a patch file in src/kernel_patches/ \
linux-2.4.17-smartcore-p5. So it seems to be the way of
L440GX-HowTo. Is this correct, that I have to use this way
to build the BIOS? How it was done by you?
I´ve also tried to compile etherboot-5.2.2 and I got in
src/bin-directory many of files compiled. As I know, on
smartModule there is Intel 82559ER Ethernet controller
and normaly we use the eepro100.o kernel module for
communication. So I think if I would use etherboot I
should use for "payload"-entry of the config-file
eepro100.ebi. But ... in the mean time there were changes
in etherboot and this compiled files are maned
eepro100.o, eepro100.img and eepro100.zimg. Which of them
should be used in config.etherboot file?
Are there any prerared romimages for smatrModules around?
I would like just to flash it into the EEPRM and to see
Btw, I´m using the development kit of DL with two EEPROMs
on it. One for core BIOS and second for VGA-BIOS. It is also
possible to set the jumper either to boot from
smartModule or from development kit. In this case it is a
perfect tool to flash BIOSes (with phlash utility).
Thank you for reading and answering my email.
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