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SubjectRe: [J-core] [PATCH v5 00/22] sh: LANDISK and R2Dplus convert to device tree
On Wed, May 02, 2018 at 09:37:08PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 05, 2018 at 04:28:57PM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 08:54:47PM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> > > On 11/17/2017 08:17 PM, Rich Felker wrote:
> > > > There were significant problems that I don't think were ever
> > > > addressed, including incompatible changes in how boot command line was
> > > > handled and possibly ambiguity about what a physical address means
> > > > (zero based vs based in the zone SH3/4 excludes from MMU mapping) in
> > > > the contract for how the bootloader passes a DTB pointer in to the
> > > > kernel, or something similar.
> > >
> > > I see, thanks for the heads-up.
> > >
> > > > This is a large part of why I want to get to the point where I can
> > > > build and boot a kernel on the LANDISK -- not being able to test any
> > > > of this is a blocker for moving everything to device tree.
> > >
> > > I can actually help you with that. I know what to do to get the kernel
> > > to boot on the LANDISK device. I've got everything working except
> > > being unable to detect the IDE controller. The attached config builds
> > > a kernel which boots with the attached output.
> > >
> > > Furthermore, in order to install the kernel, you need to use the
> > > cross-LILO version from [1] which allows to install the bootloader
> > > on an x86 machine into the SuperH LANDISK image.
> > >
> > > Instructions can be found in [2]. A base filesystem can be found in [3].
> > >
> > > And I could also send you an USL-5P which is also a LANDISK device,
> > > just in a different form-factor.
> > >
> > > Adrian
> > >
> > > > [1]http://iohack.osdn.jp/kogiidena/debian26/base/landisk-tools-20070612.tgz
> > > > [2] https://www.with.de/fw/pub/Computing/PlextorPX-EH/LANDISKdebian.pdf
> > > > [3] http://iohack.osdn.jp/kogiidena/debian26/base/
> >
> > I'm trying to reproduce this but can't find any documentation for
> > cross-LILO in [2], much less any code except possibly the binary
> > "lilo.x86" in [1]. Googling cross-lilo isn't finding anything
> > meaningful except this thread. Is there anywhere to find source and
> > information on what it's doing, or is this going to be something I
> > have to reverse-engineer?
>
> Progress on all this! I've got my LANDISK working again, but with the
> disk image Sato-san provided me, which is using (a patched?) U-Boot
> and a kernel based on this patch series. I don't know how to recreate
> the U-Boot setup from scratch, but I might be able to figure out how
> to replace the kernel image it's using. It's possible I may be able to
> get lilo working too -- I tried building it but I'm still not sure how
> to use it, and in any case I need to image the existing system before
> I clobber it since I'm not sure I have the original image.

I found the U-Boot stuff here:

https://ja.osdn.net/users/ysato/pf/uboot/wiki/FrontPage

but I'm not sure how to install it yet. Will try to figure it out.

Rich

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