[ARMedslack] Booting Slack 13.1 from eSata on Guruplug Server Plus

Stuart Winter m-lists at biscuit.org.uk
Tue Nov 23 20:26:52 UTC 2010

> With my first plug (the Sheeva) the powersupply gave up its ghost, so I
> figured I would just move the USB hard drive over to the new guruplug, set
> the boot paramaters in the NAND and then I'd be off to the races! Well,
> after several days of trying to get it to work, I gave up figuring that
> maybe the USB boot wouldn't cut it.

Well, it should work assuming you're using the kernel supplied with

> This is after I had gone through and updated to the u-boot.bin file pointed
> out in the docs. I confirmed the version with what was in the help file, so
> after a bit of searching I grabbed the uboot.kwb file from this page:

I thought that the one I was linking to at:
contained the ext2load command, but running strings on it doesn't find it.

Jawkins - do you have the u-boot binary you built from the Marvell
sources? does it have ext2 & eSATA support?

Stuart Winter
Slackware ARM: www.armedslack.org

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