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xjqian
post Nov 15 2007, 05:11 AM
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Get it here: Get Angstrom Unstable Release for tosa The latest tested release is r8 (kernel 2.6.23).

Working out-of-box

altboot with loopback image or direct fs
Kernel 2.6.23 (testing 2.6.24 for >= r9) Tosa kernel status from Dmitry
Images: Opie 1.2.3 (core opie application feed, other opie or qt applications not in the feed yet) and GPE 2.8 (x11-image) with match-box as default WM
Keyboard (keymap changed in 2.6.24)
Internal Wifi (wlan-ng-modules-usb 2.8) 802.11b WEP only, no WPA
SD: non-sdhc or sdhc (tested with 4GB card of both)
CF and 2nd CF on sled

OE Tosa Meta-Bug

Outstanding critical bugs:

1. suspend/resume OE bug 2134
[Closed] 2. sound system OE bug 3518 Speaker/Headphone tested working. Mic/phone untested

Major bugs:

[Hacked kdrive in x11-image to overcome the problem, still an issue in opie-image] 1. frame buffer (a.k.a, screen corruption or the famous yellow vertical lines) : occurs "occasionally" with 2.6.23 kernel, much better than "often" with 2.6.17 kernel OE bug 490

Opie bugs: file Opie bug tracker

GPE bugs: file GPE bug tracker

Kernel, roofs or packaging bugs: file OE bug tracker


Not tested yet:
?USB host
?Speaker/Headphone/Headset/Mic (need to fix the alsa state in r9)
USB client
USB network
Mic (the one on the back of the device) / PhoneMic (2.5mm jack used with a headset)
etc.

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LeTic
post Nov 24 2008, 02:04 AM
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Hey Speculatrix,

Sorry I should have specified smile.gif

Tosa hasn't been a supported plateform during the latest stable release for lack of maintainers to solve the tosa specific issues. But you can find the 2007.12 r8 images here :
http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unstable/images/tosa/ which are the last know working images with 2.6.23 kernels. The 2007.12 r9 marked the switch to 2.6.24 and a massive tosa breakage that has just been solved by Dmitry.

You can find all images incudling the new OPIE images here : http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unsta...autobuild/tosa/ (use the installkits)

It seems the new kernel from Dmitry hasn't been committed yet so you will find the zimage from here : http://tosa.lumag.spb.ru/uploads/tosa-stable-images/debug/

I know you don't need the instructions as you are an experienced tosa users wink.gif but in case somebody needs them :

1. For GPE download : http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unsta...-installkit.tgz
For OPIE download : http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/unsta...-installkit.tgz
2. Download the alternative kernel from Dmitry : http://tosa.lumag.spb.ru/uploads/tosa-stab...zImage-tosa.bin
3. Rename it to zimage.bin
4. Extract the installkit
5. Replace the zimage.bin by the one from Dmitry
6. Put the files on a FAT formatted CF or SD
7. Reset with the stylus.
8. Press OK while pressing the ON button
9. Choose Update and then CF or SD
10. After the flashing it should reboot automatically
11. Test Angstrom

Let me know if you have any issues
LeTic
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post May 29 2009, 12:21 AM
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QUOTE(LeTic @ Nov 24 2008, 02:04 AM) *
I know you don't need the instructions as you are an experienced tosa users wink.gif but in case somebody needs them :


I'm almost tearing my hair out with the latest Angstrom! Hopefully someone can help me figure all this out.

I installed openembedded and tried building a couple of images, basically, helloworld-image and console-image. And I ended up with an angstrom-dev/deploy/glibc/images/tosa directory that looks like this:

Angstrom-helloworld-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa-installkit.tgz
Angstrom-helloworld-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa-installkit.tgz.md5
Angstrom-helloworld-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa.rootfs.jffs2
Angstrom-helloworld-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa.rootfs.tar.bz2
Angstrom-helloworld-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa.rootfs.tar.gz
Angstrom-helloworld-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa-testlab
Angstrom-initramfs-kexecboot-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa-installkit.tgz
Angstrom-initramfs-kexecboot-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa-installkit.tgz.md5
Angstrom-initramfs-kexecboot-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa.rootfs.cpio.gz
Angstrom-initramfs-kexecboot-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa.rootfs.jffs2
Angstrom-initramfs-kexecboot-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa.rootfs.tar.bz2
Angstrom-initramfs-kexecboot-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa.rootfs.tar.gz
Angstrom-initramfs-kexecboot-image-glibc-ipk-2009.X-test-20090529-tosa-testlab
helloworld-image-tosa.jffs2
helloworld-image-tosa.tar.bz2
helloworld-image-tosa.tar.gz
initramfs-kexecboot-image-tosa.cpio.gz
initramfs-kexecboot-image-tosa.jffs2
initramfs-kexecboot-image-tosa.tar.bz2
initramfs-kexecboot-image-tosa.tar.gz
modules-2.6.29-r0-tosa.tgz
updater.sh.tosa
zImage-2.6.29-r0-tosa.bin
zImage-kexecboot-2.6.24-r0-tosa.bin
zImage-kexecboot-tosa.bin
zImage-tosa.bin

I have no idea what all these do or how to use them. What I did try is various combinations of flashing a zImage.bin and initrd.bin using option 4 of the maintenance menu (as specified per earlier instructions). The flashing usually works alright but then when it boots, it loads a bootloader that cannot find any bootable devices. On a hunch, I tried unpacking one of the tar.gz images to an ext2 formatted SD card and tried booting with that plugged in and it was detected by the bootloader. Booting it sort of worked but it quickly exited back to the bootloader (I assume that was just a problem with the image I unpacked).

My questions are:

What is the correct usage for all of these file types, i.e. should the .jffs2 files be renamed initrd.bin and included in the flashing process? What am I supposed to do with the bz2 and gz files? Are they only for unpacking to external media?

How do I install to the internal flash? It used to work with the stable 2007-12 build and instructions.

Is there a newer version of updater.sh (that one was not built by oe and I added it myself having picked it up from elsewhere)? The reason I ask is that when trying to flash zImage-2.6.29-r0-tosa.bin it fails during the update program with the error that the file is too big. That kernel is approximately 1.3mb while the others are 1.2mb. Is this a constraint of the SL-6000 itself? I thought it has 32mb of internal memory.

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Unfortunately, none of the available documentation that I could find online talks about installing these files. I did find a small entry here Angstrom Manual which talks about what they are but not how to use them as they are all device specific. Unfortunately the tosa documentation only talks about copying the files from an installkit and flashing the device from the maintenance menu.

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post Jun 1 2009, 01:15 AM
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Hi,

sorry for the lack of documentation, kexecboot is still in development...

Here the important bits:

Sharp Zaurus family (new method - WIP)
For every machine an installkit-${MACHINE}.tar.gz is created, containing updater.sh and zImage (the kexecboot-kernel). Unpack the installkit on a formatted card and follow the usual flashing procedure. If you want a rootfs in nand, this mus be in the .jffs2 format. Just rename your-image-rootfs.jffs2 to initrd.bin and copy it on the card whith updater.sh. On removable media, the root filesystem (your-image-rootfs.tar.gz) must be unpacked into the desired partition.

I'm pretty sure you have an outdated git tree. Please delete all the a.m. images, pull and rebuild.

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Ant
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post Jun 1 2009, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE(ant @ Jun 1 2009, 01:15 AM) *
Hi,

sorry for the lack of documentation, kexecboot is still in development...

Here the important bits:

Sharp Zaurus family (new method - WIP)
For every machine an installkit-${MACHINE}.tar.gz is created, containing updater.sh and zImage (the kexecboot-kernel). Unpack the installkit on a formatted card and follow the usual flashing procedure. If you want a rootfs in nand, this mus be in the .jffs2 format. Just rename your-image-rootfs.jffs2 to initrd.bin and copy it on the card whith updater.sh. On removable media, the root filesystem (your-image-rootfs.tar.gz) must be unpacked into the desired partition.

I'm pretty sure you have an outdated git tree. Please delete all the a.m. images, pull and rebuild.

Regards

Ant


Thank you for the explanation! After I get it all working I promise to update the wiki smile.gif

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong with the git tree. I set it up using the Building Angstrom Instructions literally a few days ago. Unfortunately, that didn't build correctly the first time and I made the following changes to get it to build:

I replaced my copies of:

kexec-arm-atags.patch
kexec-tools-static_1.101.bb
initramfs-kexecboot-image.bb

With copies downloaded from http://cgit.openembedded.org/ in the org.openembedded.dev branch. And I added my own copy of updater.sh.tosa after an error message reported that it couldn't find it.

Doing that allowed me to compile and make the images I was asking about above but doing a "git pull" seems to have broken it and I can't figure out how to fix it so...

I've just decided to delete everything start over following the OE Getting Started Instructions the only notable difference appears to be not checking out the stable/2009 branch.
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post Jun 3 2009, 03:46 AM
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>I replaced my copies of:
...
>the only notable difference appears to be not checking out the stable/2009 branch.

Yes...the fixes are only in .dev branch at the moment.

A patch for .stable branch is expected very soon.

Regards

Ant
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xjqian   Angstrom Status On Tosa   Nov 15 2007, 05:11 AM
speculatrix   thanks for that update! p.s. what's the m...   Nov 15 2007, 02:03 PM
RX Shorty   Ok that sounds good. Wifi also works out of the b...   Nov 15 2007, 10:52 PM
Hrw   internal wifi out of box sdhc should be working   Nov 16 2007, 06:29 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Hrw @ Nov 16 2007, 02:29 PM) intern...   Nov 16 2007, 10:17 AM
Hrw   speculatrix: and this will rather never happen. ...   Nov 20 2007, 06:03 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Hrw @ Nov 20 2007, 02:03 PM) specul...   Nov 20 2007, 06:11 AM
enlightened_j   For past 2,3 years I have been using PDAXRom 1.1 B...   Nov 27 2007, 11:52 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(enlightened_j @ Nov 27 2007, 07:52 ...   Nov 27 2007, 02:48 PM
enlightened_j   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 27 2007, 10:48 PM...   Nov 30 2007, 01:36 PM
xjqian   [ANNC] Tosa Angstrom RC1.x   Dec 21 2007, 09:30 PM
xjqian   r8 release from the Angstrom stable branch has bee...   Mar 10 2008, 01:24 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(xjqian @ Mar 10 2008, 09:24 AM) r8 ...   Mar 10 2008, 05:03 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 10 2008, 08:03 AM...   Mar 11 2008, 09:56 PM
adf   QUOTE(xjqian @ Mar 11 2008, 08:56 PM) QUO...   Mar 11 2008, 10:07 PM
xjqian   QUOTE(adf @ Mar 12 2008, 01:07 AM) is the...   Mar 12 2008, 01:25 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(xjqian @ Mar 12 2008, 12:56 AM) QUO...   Mar 12 2008, 01:15 AM
AeroSigma   I tried the r17, and got an error right at start-u...   Jun 17 2008, 03:01 PM
xjqian   QUOTE(AeroSigma @ Jun 17 2008, 06:01 PM) ...   Jun 18 2008, 03:11 AM
AeroSigma   I can't seem to get insternal WiFi to work (ou...   Jun 18 2008, 10:58 AM
xjqian   QUOTE(AeroSigma @ Jun 18 2008, 01:58 PM) ...   Jun 18 2008, 01:24 PM
AeroSigma   I felt like a fish out of water without my interne...   Jun 18 2008, 03:29 PM
xjqian   QUOTE(AeroSigma @ Jun 18 2008, 06:29 PM) ...   Jun 18 2008, 11:16 PM
speculatrix   su makes you become root but keeps most of your ex...   Jun 19 2008, 01:10 AM
AeroSigma   I've searched around for a way to sync my Angs...   Jun 23 2008, 01:42 PM
undrwater   AeroSigma, Which install of Angstrom are you usi...   Jun 23 2008, 03:22 PM
AeroSigma   Use r8 (release 8) to get by the blank screen prob...   Jun 24 2008, 08:10 AM
AeroSigma   QUOTE(AeroSigma)xjgian mentioned that he got the c...   Jun 25 2008, 09:16 AM
undrwater   Let me also ask you; have you gotten around the su...   Jun 26 2008, 08:37 PM
LeTic   Sorry to post on a dead post but I just wanted to ...   Nov 21 2008, 05:24 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(LeTic @ Nov 21 2008, 01:24 PM) Sorr...   Nov 21 2008, 07:50 AM
LeTic   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 21 2008, 03:50 PM...   Nov 21 2008, 08:54 AM
speculatrix   http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/relea...2007....   Nov 23 2008, 03:18 PM
LeTic   Hey Speculatrix, Sorry I should have specified ...   Nov 24 2008, 02:04 AM
AsLan^   QUOTE(LeTic @ Nov 24 2008, 02:04 AM) I kn...   May 29 2009, 12:21 AM
ant   Hi, sorry for the lack of documentation, kexecboo...   Jun 1 2009, 01:15 AM
AsLan^   QUOTE(ant @ Jun 1 2009, 01:15 AM) Hi, so...   Jun 1 2009, 11:09 PM
ant   >I replaced my copies of: ... >the only nota...   Jun 3 2009, 03:46 AM
undrwater   OK...I had forgotten about the autobuild directory...   Nov 24 2008, 11:00 AM
speculatrix   first time it booted, it stuck on the line printed...   Nov 24 2008, 03:02 PM
undrwater   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 24 2008, 03:02 PM...   Nov 24 2008, 03:21 PM
lumag   QUOTE(undrwater @ Nov 25 2008, 02:21 AM) ...   Dec 2 2008, 05:23 AM
lumag   QUOTE(lumag @ Dec 2 2008, 04:23 PM) QUOTE...   Dec 4 2008, 08:00 AM
speculatrix   thanks for that. my frankenzaurus has a loose conn...   Nov 25 2008, 03:26 PM
hakujin   This may be a bit off topic but I was testing Angs...   Dec 2 2008, 10:45 PM
lumag   QUOTE(hakujin @ Dec 3 2008, 09:45 AM) Unf...   Dec 3 2008, 05:37 AM
hakujin   QUOTE(lumag @ Dec 3 2008, 05:37 AM) QUOTE...   Dec 3 2008, 07:20 PM
undrwater   Speaking of keymappings; I did an CODEipkg upda...   Dec 9 2008, 05:12 PM
lumag   QUOTE(undrwater @ Dec 10 2008, 04:12 AM) ...   Dec 9 2008, 05:40 PM
undrwater   QUOTE(lumag @ Dec 9 2008, 05:40 PM) Angst...   Dec 9 2008, 10:09 PM
LeTic   QUOTE(undrwater @ Dec 10 2008, 06:09 AM) ...   Dec 19 2008, 04:19 PM
undrwater   OK...I was looking in that directory before, but t...   Dec 19 2008, 10:00 PM
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lumag   QUOTE(undrwater @ Dec 20 2008, 09:00 AM) ...   Dec 21 2008, 02:47 AM
undrwater   QUOTEcould you please post the result of CODE# gre...   Dec 22 2008, 11:21 AM
lumag   QUOTE(undrwater @ Dec 22 2008, 10:21 PM) ...   Dec 23 2008, 01:35 AM
undrwater   QUOTEplease reflash the kernel with http://www.ang...   Dec 23 2008, 10:38 AM
lumag   QUOTE(undrwater @ Dec 23 2008, 09:38 PM) ...   Dec 24 2008, 03:29 PM
undrwater   I think everything looks good so fart at this poin...   Dec 26 2008, 11:48 PM
AsLan^   Okay, two more problems have arisen... 1. Buildin...   Jun 5 2009, 12:44 AM
undrwater   I asked on the mailing list, but didn't get a ...   Jul 13 2009, 10:13 AM
cortez   Kernel development is still actively done, and can...   Jul 13 2009, 12:43 PM
undrwater   Thanks Cortez, you're a major asset to this co...   Jul 13 2009, 03:08 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(undrwater @ Jul 14 2009, 12:08 AM) ...   Jul 17 2009, 03:01 PM
cortez   Small update: the multiboot kernel is working, but...   Jul 14 2009, 10:06 PM
cortez   Another small update: somehow the 2.6.31 kernel st...   Jul 15 2009, 08:31 AM
cortez   A bigger update and a request for help to all off ...   Jul 16 2009, 06:12 AM
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cortez   QUOTE(undrwater @ Jul 17 2009, 11:04 PM) ...   Jul 17 2009, 01:07 PM
undrwater   Turned out to be a bad mount. Created new topic (...   Jul 17 2009, 02:42 PM


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