[E3-hacking] Re: e3 , perhaps strange question...

Matt Evans matt at axio.ms
Fri Dec 2 11:20:28 GMT 2005

Hi Phil,

I seem to remember the linux kernel itself spits out stuff at a  
different baud rate (9600 from memory?) to the debug info from PBL...  
classic eh?  I'd suggest having a play, 9600, 115200 etc. etc. and  
you'll soon see the boot info.

Incidentally I tried mounting a USB storage device (via /bin/sh  
hack), chrooting, and running things from a basic rootfs on there...  
it sort of ran some things but I couldn't get anything interesting  
(e.g. tinyx) running.  I'll dig about, ISTR having to make some  
changes to the host program to get it to reflash the params block  
correctly, will see if they're useful for ppl here.

[Am also thinking of another bootloader.. heh ;-)  (I'd really like  
to get custom kernels going, and dropping them down via PBL isn't on  
my top-10 list of really fun things...)]



On 1 Dec 2005, at 20:49, Phil wrote:

> 	Hi,
> Tried a different serial convertor and got this ( shown below).
> It does not get as far as your example John, and the PARAM's shows  
> some
> differences. Is the example you give from a modified flash?
> In anycase, would you please post the params mod for the "init=/bin/ 
> sh" so
> I can a feel for the inside of this box.
> 	Cheers
> 	PHiL
> --cut here--
> Amstrad Delta - PBL V4.9 Build:1311 Assert Debug ICE
> 0MB.-->MEMv01.00.002,CopyLim=00220000h,CodeEnd=01400000h-->PBL...... 
> 1MB.......2MB*
> [snip]
> Uncompressing
> Linux........................................................ done,  
> booting the kernel.

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