[ARMedslack] slackwarearm on seagate dosckstar

Gregg Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 10:24:45 UTC 2013

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 5:47 AM, Davide <louigi600 at yahoo.it> wrote:
>>> So I updated the uboot image with the install script (I did it by hand
>>> the first time around and I;ll savemyself the trouble if possible) and
>>> nor the kernel gets loaded properly. I still have an issue concerning
>>> that the root filesystem on the usb stick is ext2 while the slackware
>>> arm 14 initrd is looking to mount an ext3 filesystem. I think I can fix
>>> that by remaking my usb stick image or by repackaging the initrd with
>>> the correct fstype ... maybe I just need to recheck how I pass boot
>>> parameters to kernel from uboot when I detect a valid usb stick !
>>The resson it's doing that is purely because the kernels are built on a
>>machine that has an ext3 root fs.
>>Have a look through the INSTALL_KIRKWOOD document, as it explains what
>>configuration to set up.  You need to supply the kernel parameter:
>>  rootfstype=ext2
>>to your boot string.
> I remember that every time I change something in the uboot environment I
> tend to get unexpected things that require debugging.
> Since the usb stick was created from a versatile virtual machine the easiest
> thing to get going is to remake another image formatted in ext3.
> In fact that's what I did just to see that everything else was ok(and now I
> can boot into the real root). On the long run it's probably not a good idea
> to have journaled filesystem intended for disk on a MLC flash device ... so
> some time later I will look into getting things to work on ext2, for the
> time being I'll just make sure that the filesystem is mounted with noatime
> option.
> One thing I noticed is that u-boot-tools (fw_printenv ... ect) seems to be
> missing from the slackware arm 14 repo ... I forgot where I got it from on
> 13.37 but on my old armedslack 13.37 it's installed:
> u-boot-tools-2010.12rc1-arm-1
> Regards
> David

Interesting. I'll need to check my local repository, (local to me that
is), because I just finished a check of one of the ones online, and
that particular version isn't at home. Both of the ones that were
there were either for 2011 or 2013. Not the release you name.

Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
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