QUOTE(LeTic @ Nov 24 2008, 02:04 AM)
I know you don't need the instructions as you are an experienced tosa users
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:
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.