My waste of time project :)

Ethernet disk mini & Ethernet disk mini home edition
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roglio
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My waste of time project :)

Post by roglio » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:06 pm

Not having spare time at all, I decided to waste it managing to install the freenas distribution into an edmini v1.

The first thing I've to do is hook up a serial console to do some experiments loading alternative kernels.

And then the question is: does somebody has the pinout of the internal 10 pin connector?

It seems to be different from those of the edmini v2 (10 vs. 8 pins)...

I've already tried to connect an usb serial adapter using 2,7 and 8 pins but without luck...

roglio
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Re: My waste of time project :)

Post by roglio » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:19 pm

Ok. Confirmed (by myself). My serial adapter was broken.

Now it is working and I was able to connect via serial port (2=gnd, 7,8=rx/tx) to my little edmini.

Tomorrow (now is too late) I'll try to load via tftp a ppc generic kernel (taken from freebsd boot disk).

This is the edmini's "hello" message:

U-Boot 1.1.1-LaCie1 (Dec 17 2004 - 16:25:41)

CPU: MPC5200 (JTAG ID 0001101d) at 264 MHz
Bus 132 MHz, IPB 132 MHz, PCI 33 MHz
Board: Motorola MPC5200 (IceCube)
I2C: 85 kHz, ready
DRAM: SDRAM_CTRL=0x515f0000
64 MB
FLASH: 0 kB
*** Warning - bad CRC, using default environment

PCI: Bus Dev VenId DevId Class Int
00 1a 1057 5803 0680 00
In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
Net: FEC ETHERNET
IDE: Bus 0: .......OK
Device 0: Model: HDT722525DLAT80 Firm: V44OA96A Ser#: VDR41BT4F6DALJ
Type: Hard Disk
Capacity: 131071.9 MB = 127.9 GB (268435455 x 512)

Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0

davygravy
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Re: My waste of time project :)

Post by davygravy » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:05 am

do you know if anyone has made an updated uboot? maybe one with netconsole?

does your board have jtag & if so, is there an agreed-upon, reproducible method to flash from JTAG?

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