Building boot2 for ixp425

Jon Loeliger jdl at
Fri May 15 18:09:27 UTC 2009

> > 
> > So, I did the above buildworld.  That's KERNCONF agnostic, right?
> > 
> > And then I did the "buildenv/cd/make" above, and created a
> > boot2 image finally.  Cool.  However, it is not UFS-kosher
> > 
> > Onto the Avila board, stuff in flash, and "go" it:
> > 
> >     RedBoot> go
> >     FreeBSD ARM (Gateworks Avila) boot2 v0.4
> >     Not ufs
> The boot2 loader is only for booting when the kernel is on flash (ie
> compat flash card plugged in).

There is a nanobsd built image on the compact flash card,
which is plugged in.

> Are you sure you have flash storage plugged in


> with a ufs bootable filesystem on it?

Maybe.  I think I successfully built that image using
the script with the G2348 kernel via the
tools/tools/nanobsd/gateworks/avila conf file.

Is there a tool that will take nanobsd's "full disk" image,
inspect it, and itemize what is really in it?

> If you get your root filesystem from some other means (nfs) then you can
> just write the kernel itself to redboot.

If possible, I specifically want to avoid the use of NFS in this
bootstrap process.  That's why I think I am trying to use CF.

> Andrew


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