[fedora-arm] Fedora ARM F18 Beta VFAD - Test Images posted

Jon Masters jcm at redhat.com
Tue Dec 4 05:28:50 UTC 2012

On 12/03/2012 12:57 PM, Paul Whalen wrote:
> Please join us today (December 3rd, 2012) in #fedora-arm on Freenode for another Fedora ARM VFAD.
> There are a number of pre-created F18 ARM Beta TC1 images available for testing, including: Pandaboard,
> Trimslice, vexpress (QEMU) and Kirkwood. 
> Images can be downloaded from:
> http://scotland.proximity.on.ca/arm-nightlies/vault/f18-beta-tc1/

Summary: image works.

Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)
Kernel 3.6.7-5.fc18.armv5tel.kirkwood on an armv5tel (ttyS0)

My kirkwood device (GuruPlug Server) arrived today. Sadly, I neglected
to get the "Plus" model with the eSATA, or the MMC, which I assumed I
was getting (but hadn't checked - my fault - however I had explicitly
ordered the JTAG module, which is all I really cared about), so I had
more fun this evening in getting it to boot, especially as the U-Boot
they ship (and the later one available for download, which I upgraded
mine to) does not support several of the USB sticks that I have of 8GB.
In the end, I wound up using an older 2GB stick I had with a different
chipset, and with that I was able to load the uInitrd/uImage, and then
boot after reflashing the NAND, and so on. Anyway, drama story aside, it
boots fine, though I did the following to setup boot from NAND (copy the
uInitrd and uImage from the "boot" partition to a USB stick first):

usb start
fatls usb 0:1
fatload usb 0:1 0x6400000 /uImage
nand erase 0x100000 0x400000
nand write.e 0x6400000 0x100000 0x400000
fatload usb 0:1 0x6400000 /uInitrd
nand erase 0x500000 0x1b00000
nand write.e 0x6400000 0x500000 0x1b00000
set bootargs 'console=ttyS0,115200 root=LABEL=rootfs rootwait'
set loadInitrd 'nand read.e 0x7400000 0x500000 0x1b00000'
set loadImage 'nand read.e 0x6400000 0x100000 0x400000'
set bootcmd 'nand start; ${loadImage}; ${loadInitrd} ; bootm 0x6400000

I guess we can update the wiki with this information (that means me),
but I figured I'd send this email so we had some record to start.


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