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1  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Howto: Installing Debian sid/unstable on the GuruPlug on: May 31, 2010, 03:03:36 PM
What is mkimage command for vmlinuz->uImage and initrd.img->uInit ?

Fabio
2  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Howto: Installing Debian sid/unstable on the GuruPlug on: May 31, 2010, 01:14:34 PM
Do you think a new installation with fat /boot filesystem could solve the problem ? (except buggy USB u-boot boot support)
Maybe I could only do mkimage manually on fat /boot partition
Never worked for me, I'm afraid - but I think it was more an issue with talking to the usb devices properly than an issue with the fat support. Not sure, though, didn't spend much time on it.

I'm trying now. Installer refuses /boot to be fat32. So I'm trying with following config:
/dev/sdc1 fat32 100MB
/dev/sdc2 ext2 250MB
/dev/sdc3 ext4 850GB
/dev/sdc4 swap 1.5GB
I will have to manually mkimage vmlinuz and initrd.img to have uImage and uInitrd in fat partition.
I hope booting from USB will work in future releases of u-boot.

Can I keep in NAND both uImage/uInitrd for HDD and NAND distros ?
I want to keep default guruplug-lenny on NAND and squeeze on HDD.
No, doubt that. But you could copy the modules from the NAND to your hdd/sdcard and just use the same Kernel and initrd for both. That *might* work - there is no warranty that it does, though.
Or copy the system from the NAND to a different partition/sdcard, then you have space in the NAND for more kernels...

I prefer keeping different kernels for different distros to avoid that *might*
3  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Howto: Installing Debian sid/unstable on the GuruPlug on: May 31, 2010, 07:01:30 AM
Hi,
I did the squeeze installation before reading your guide.
u-boot update was mandatory.
I finished the installation having same problems you named (bootloader installation, and u-boot without ext2load support).

Do you think a new installation with fat /boot filesystem could solve the problem ? (except buggy USB u-boot boot support)
Maybe I could only do mkimage manually on fat /boot partition

Other thing:
Can I keep in NAND both uImage/uInitrd for HDD and NAND distros ?
I want to keep default guruplug-lenny on NAND and squeeze on HDD.

Fabio
4  General Category / General Discussion / Which ARM toolchain ? on: May 24, 2010, 06:05:46 AM
Which ARM toolchain (gcc cross compiler and tools) do you use on x86 Linux and Windows systems ?

I saw Ubuntu 10.04 has various packages for ARM (openocd, emulators) but not gcc for arm.

How can I compile open uboot for guruplug without gcc ?


www.gnuarm.com is not updated from 2006
G++ lite edition (http://www.codesourcery.com/sgpp/lite/arm) is free and available.

Fabio
5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / GuruPlug JTAG cables replacement on: May 19, 2010, 02:04:38 AM
Hi,

JTAG cables (JTAG & UART) seems very fragile.

Do you think they are easily available in a electronic components stores?

Fabio
6  General Category / General Discussion / GuruPlug JTAG WinXP Drivers on: May 18, 2010, 04:58:03 AM
Hello,
GuruPlug JTAG I/F is not recognized from standard FTDI drivers on WXP ( http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM20602.zip )

So reading http://www.ftdichip.com/Documents/AppNotes/AN_107_AdvancedDriverOptions_AN_000073.pdf I added the following lines to .inf driver installation files and it worked fine:

FTDIBUS.INF

[FtdiHw]
%USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_00.DeviceDesc%=FtdiBus.NT,USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_00
%USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_01.DeviceDesc%=FtdiBus.NT,USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_01

[FtdiHw.NTamd64]
%USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_00.DeviceDesc%=FtdiBus.NTamd64,USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_00
%USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_01.DeviceDesc%=FtdiBus.NTamd64,USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_01

[Strings]
USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F.DeviceDesc="SheevaPlug JTAGKey FT2232D B"
USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_00.DeviceDesc="SheevaPlug JTAGKey FT2232D B Port A"
USB\VID_9E88&PID_9E8F&MI_01.DeviceDesc="SheevaPlug JTAGKey FT2232D B Port B"


FTDIPORT.INF

[FtdiHw]
%VID_9E88&PID_9E8F.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort2232.NT,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_9E88&PID_9E8F

[FtdiHw.NTamd64]
%VID_9E88&PID_9E8F.DeviceDesc%=FtdiPort2232.NTamd64,FTDIBUS\COMPORT&VID_9E88&PID_9E8F

[Strings]
VID_9E88&PID_9E8F.DeviceDesc="SheevaPlug JTAGKey FT2232D B Serial Port"
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Guruplug shipping! on: May 08, 2010, 05:12:17 AM
My data record at globalscale says "shipped via FedEX on 4/30/2010". For the premium price I have to pay for international shipment I would expect them to send it by plane. As it is still not here may be they really mean "shipped" ;-)

I have also the same shipping date. Now tracking is available and expected delivery is 05/11/2010. I'm in Milano, Italy
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Guruplug shipping! on: May 07, 2010, 11:28:09 PM

Globalscale are no longer supplying CD's you have to get the software and documentation from here: http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/t-downloads.aspx
But at the moment the Guru's are showing as "coming soon" - not soon enough eh!

Now it's available for download
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