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

John O'Donnell unixjohn1969 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 15:57:13 UTC 2010

You are booting from ext. It is HIDEOUSLY slow. I make a small FAT partition
and boot from that on the guru usb.

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On Nov 28, 2010 10:43 AM, "Robby Workman" <rw at rlworkman.net> wrote:

On Sun, 28 Nov 2010 12:44:01 +0000 (GMT)
Stuart Winter <m-lists at biscuit.org.uk> wrote:

> I've just ...
Well, it's *slow* loading the stuff this way (but maybe I'm
just used to pulling from the nand), and it worked the first
two times I booted, but now it just hangs after "booting the

NAND:  512 MiB
In:    serial
Out:   serial
Err:   serial
Net:   egiga0, egiga1
88E1121 Initialized on egiga0
88E1121 Initialized on egiga1

Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0
(Re)start USB...
USB:   Register 10011 NbrPorts 1
scanning bus for devices... 5 USB Device(s) found
      scanning bus for storage devices... Device NOT ready
  Request Sense returned 02 3A 00
2 Storage Device(s) found
Loading file "uinitrd-kirkwood" from usb device 1:1 (usbdb1)
7819143 bytes read
Loading file "uImage-kirkwood" from usb device 1:1 (usbdb1)
2012420 bytes read
## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 00800000 ...
  Image Name:   Linux-2.6.36-kirkwood
  Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
  Data Size:    2012356 Bytes = 1.9 MiB
  Load Address: 00008000
  Entry Point:  00008000
  Verifying Checksum ... OK
## Loading init Ramdisk from Legacy Image at 01100000 ...
  Image Name:   Slackware ARM Initial RAM disk f
  Image Type:   ARM Linux RAMDisk Image (gzip compressed)
  Data Size:    7819079 Bytes = 7.5 MiB
  Load Address: 00000000
  Entry Point:  00000000
  Verifying Checksum ... OK
  Loading Kernel Image ... OK

Starting kernel ...

Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.

*** yep,that's it ***

Here's the environment info:

GuruPlug>> version

U-Boot 2010.09-02612-g27fb783-dirty (Nov 11 2010 - 22:51:37)
Marvell-GuruPlug (-: flipflip's version 20101111 :-)

GuruPlug>> printenv
bootargs_root=root=/dev/sdb2 waitforroot=10 rootfs=ext4
bootcmd=setenv bootargs $(bootargs_console) $(bootargs_root); run
bootcmd_usb; run bootcmd_slack; bootcmd_slack=bootm 0x00800000
0x01100000 bootcmd_usb=usb start; ext2load usb 1:1 0x01100000
uinitrd-kirkwood; ext2load usb 1:1 0x00800000 uImage-kirkwood
bootdelay=3 eth1addr=02:50:43:eb:75:43

Environment size: 612/131068 bytes


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