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1  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: February 18, 2014, 07:43:31 PM
Anyone else having problems with http://www.xilka.com ?
Not at the moment. I've just browsed down through the 3.13.3 kernel listing with no problem.
Quote from: see above
Many links just redirect to www.appfail.com  Huh
Odd place to go.  The xilka site isn't accessed over https.  Well, it can be, but the certificate is issued for "*.scaleengine.net", which is where xilka.com lives, but isn't of any use for it.
Seems odd to go to the expense of a valid wildcard certificate (from Comodo) when the subject name isn't actually going to be used.
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: filsystem on 2TB drive not using full capacity on: January 26, 2014, 07:31:07 PM
Then I used dd to copy the contents of the partitions to the new drive.
So you copied the file system (which includes its size) into what is now a larger partition.  But the file-system is still the same size.

You need to use resize2fs to expand the file-system on /dev/sda9 now (assuming it is an ext2/ext3/et4 file-system).

Take a look at it's man page, and:


NOTE that you have already enlarged the partition - you just want to grow the file-system to use all of the space.

Also note that all of these things warn about backing up before you do anything.
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: SheevaPlug: no boot from SDHC after u-boot upgrade to DENX 2012.04.01-2 on: January 17, 2014, 06:25:57 PM
However, since all(?) of the files you need will be under /boot, you could just make an ext2 file-system  for that and use the ext2load.
Given that it will be fairly static you wont see any difference c.f. ext4.
4  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Disable DHCP Client on: October 07, 2013, 05:01:17 PM
Here is the /etc/networking/interfaces file
Is that a typo?  The file should be /etc/network/interfaces.
At least that's where mine is.
5  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: September 26, 2013, 03:50:45 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, you are genius's (geni'i?)
Or, indeed, geniuses.
But all I did was use Google - to stand on other's shoulders.  I sometimes wonder how I debugged things 20 years ago (but I did...)
6  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: September 26, 2013, 03:46:52 PM
It still doesn't auto-boot on power-on, though :-(.
I lied.  It does auto-boot!!

I can only assume that it failed last time because I tried to connect to the console during its boot sequence, so aborted it.
But I've just powered it up from a standing start and it's come all the way up with no problem.
Which is just as well, as it was difficult to see how changing the kernel would stop a boot attempt being made.
7  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: September 25, 2013, 02:06:29 PM
This is what my dmesg log now shows for booting that 3.10.6 kernel:
Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 2 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
f1012000.serial: ttyS0 at MMIO 0xf1012000 (irq = 33) is a 16550A
console [ttyS0] enabled
8  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: September 25, 2013, 01:45:24 PM
Yippee!!  One down!!!

I've built 3.10.6 (I was running 3.10.5, and wanted something close, but with no danger of a name-space clash).
All I've done is changed this in kirkwood-3.10.6.config
and I now have a working serial console again!

Well, I got a full set of boot up messages.  I didn't get the console prompt until I re-enabled the TO/getty line in inittab and ran "telinit q".  (I'd disabled as it was producing message about re-=spawning too quickly.).  That all works now.

It still doesn't auto-boot on power-on, though :-(.

PS:  I forgot to mention that the nice thing about using VirtualBox+qemu is that you can end up with a large memory, multi-CPU Sheevaplug (so make -j2, etc.), and can pause the while thing in mid kernel-build, switch everything off and then start again hours later, picking up in mid-compilation.
9  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: September 24, 2013, 04:36:02 PM
This page:(whcih is for a different hardware, but still a Kirkwood setup) metions:
To enable the serial console: (This is in addition to the 8250/16550 and serial console support you should generally have enabled for kirkwood.)

Device Drivers --> Character Devices --> Serial Drivers

    Serial port on Open Firmware platform bus (CONFIG_SERIAL_OF_PLATFORM)
but this isn't set on cbxbiker61's config.  Could this be the problem?
10  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: September 20, 2013, 03:04:07 PM
If someone can point me to a suitable cross-compiling toolchain for an Intel x86_64 host, I'm happy to try building some kernels to find out what change makes the difference.
I have the while thing set up for my Plug by using qemu in a VirtualBox host running Debian (which is all on my Linux Mint workstation, so I can run with multiple cores, and lots of memory, if I wish...).
That's quite simple to set-up.  (I have qemu setups there for my Raspberry Pi and Asus66 also..)
11  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: September 17, 2013, 06:20:12 PM
I am having one other problem with the Cbxbiker kernels, which I don't get with a Fedora kernel (my root filesystem is on sdb3).

Part way through the boot process, I get the following messages in the log:
[    9.821912] EXT3-fs (sdb3): error: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)
[    9.823149] EXT2-fs (sdb3): error: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)
[    9.840065] EXT4-fs (sdb3): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
[    9.840113] VFS: Mounted root (ext4 filesystem) readonly on device 8:19.

and I end up with the root filesystem mounted read only.

Can anyone give me some suggestions about what is causing this problem..
Are you sure it's an actual problem?
Mine does the same (it tries ext3, ext2, ext4 in that order, hence the error messages).
But shortly after mounting the root readonly (which is always does at start with) it then reports:
Sep 16 00:23:46 plug kernel: EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
Sep 16 00:23:46 plug kernel: EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: (null)
and it is then mounted read/write.
12  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Fresh install of Wheezy on: May 07, 2013, 05:15:58 PM
The image are dated from 2011 or 2012

Will they update to the latest Wheezy once plugged in the plug?
I would expect them to if you run an update.
I switched to wheezy just be editing my /etc/apt/sources.list file to change all instances of "squeeze" to "wheezy" then doing an update. Well, I seem to recall  had to remove an sgml package causing some odd dependency failure, and had to forcibly update one perl package manually, but apart from that it all went OK with several hundred (or >1000 - I forget) package updates.
13  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.9.0+ Device-tree kernels on: May 07, 2013, 05:09:17 PM
I have an original (well, v2) SheevaPlug, with the original U-Boot on it.

I've running 3.9.0 with no problem (boot from SD card - all files other than /boot on an external USB drive).
14  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: sheeva/dream 3.6.6 new kernel available on: April 30, 2013, 05:19:16 PM
OK, well I've been converting to devicetree based kernels for arm.
I download your kernels from a different system to the Plug computer.
So running the script produces:
[mysys]: sh ../UPDATE-KERNEL.sh 3.9.0 sheevaplug
../UPDATE-KERNEL.sh: line 38: Unknown architecture: x86_64: command not found
I take it I can just download the relevant files and run the magic in MkImage() to get a uImage file?
15  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: GPT-Capable Debian on Sheevaplug on: March 27, 2013, 05:17:07 PM
You could see whether /proc/config.gz exists and, if so, whether it contains:


Not sure if that kernel does.  I'm using 3.8.4 from cxbiker61 (see http://www.plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=6202.0#subject_20353 which refers to 3.6.6, but 3.8.4 is there now) and it does.

I was running Debian squeeze with that (until last Saturday, when I did an upgrade to wheezy).

If you haven't seen it, http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-gpt/ might be useful.
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