Re: Do I want to debootstrap Debian armhf on my iMX53 board?
On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 02:35:28PM +0100, Hector Oron wrote:
> Hello Phil,
> 2011/5/24 Phil Endecott <email@example.com>:
> > p.s. I am going to try to record my progress here: http://chezphil.org/tvcomputer/
> Very interesting notes. I am trying to get one of this devices up and
> running and reading your notes I found on SATA booting:
> "Load U-Boot, the kernel and the root filesystem from the SATA drive.
> This requires soldering, and not just where the DIP switch isn't, so
> I'm going to leave this for now."
> Could you please expand a little or you got further instructions or at
> least where to find them?
The quickstart guide mentions how to do this on rev 2.1 boards. You add
the dip switch and move one resistor and then you can use the dipswitches
to select the boot device.
I think I too will just stick with microSD boot for now and then jump
to sata from there. I really wish freescale had just put the darn dip
switch on in the first place. How many cents could that have cost?
I have debootstrapped debian armhf unstable onto a sata drive which I
have mounted under the microsd running ubuntu. Certainly working on
the sata is way faster than that crappy little microsd it came with.
I stole linux-libc-dev from the ubuntu install using dpkg-repack, then
alien to .tgz, then alien to _all.deb and installed. Then allowed
installing build-essential. libtool isn't building, and contrary to
the changelog of the latest version, armhf still fails a nonpic test
case even though the changelog says it should be turned off now.
I should investigate and file an update to the bugreport on that.