Building boot2 for ixp425

Andrew Thompson thompsa at
Wed May 13 17:00:40 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 11:49:41AM -0500, Jon Loeliger wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm following the instructions on the Wiki here:
> After successfully building FreeBSD current using nanobsd
> and placing it onto a Compact Flash, I am now trying to
> build the boot2 image so that I can boot it.
> The instructions say:
>     Build a kernel configured to mount the file system from ad0. This is
>     most easily done by copying the AVILA config file and stripping out
>     the BOOTP* options.
> Which I did, placing a new "BOOT2" config file in /usr/src/sys/arm/conf.
> Then:
>     Build the second level bootstrap program by entering the arm/xscale
>     build environment and building sys/boot2/ixdp425:
>          make TARGET_ARCH=arm TARGET_CPUTYPE=xscale \
>                               TARGET_BIG_ENDIAN=true buildenv
>          cd sys/boot/arm/ixp425/boot2/
>          make
> The problem arises from that make:
>     # make
>     Warning: Object directory not changed from original /usr/src/sys/boot/arm/ixp425/boot2
>     cc -O -pipe -mbig-endian -march=armv5te -D__XSCALE__ -DBOOT_STACK=0x200000-4  -I/usr/src/sys/boot/arm/ixp425/boot2/../../../common  -I/usr/src/sys/boot/arm/ixp425/boot2 -DFIXUP_BOOT_DRV -Os -ffreestanding  -I/usr/src/sys/boot/arm/ixp425/boot2/../../../..  -I/usr/src/sys/boot/arm/ixp425/boot2/../../../../arm  -DCPU_XSCALE_IXP425  -Wall -Waggregate-return   -Werror  -Wnested-externs  -Wpointer-arith -Wshadow -Wwrite-strings  -Wmissing-prototypes  -Wmissing-declarations -DBOOT_IXP425 -std=gnu99  -c arm_init.S
>     cc1: error: unrecognized command line option "-mbig-endian"
>     arm_init.S:0: error: bad value (armv5te) for -march= switch
>     arm_init.S:0: error: bad value (armv5te) for -mtune= switch
>     *** Error code 1
>     Stop in /usr/src/sys/boot/arm/ixp425/boot2.
Are you sure your cross compile toolchain is built?

	TARGET_BIG_ENDIAN=true kernel-toolchain


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