[E3-hacking] Shell

Matt Evans e3-hacking@earth.li
Sun, 1 May 2005 13:49:34 +0100


On 1 May 2005, at 12:38, Jonathan McDowell wrote:

> Turns out the E3 does obey the same sort of PBL format as the E2, but
> there's some sort of timing issue with pblq I think. I've hacked up
> something that does the job and rewritten my boot parameters to drop to
> /bin/sh and I'm in! Some files from /proc can be seen at:
> http://www.earth.li/~noodles/files/delta-proc.txt

What good news :)  Is there a certain flash offset that contains just 
the boot string?  Or is that wrapped into a block of a certain format?  
Could you share any specific info on this?  I'd like to give it a try.

What was the pblq issue?  IIRC it recognised the ESC on boot, but then 
gave up listening & carried on booting - does it just have a very short 
timeout at this point waiting for a packet command?

Great work, would like to give it a go myself :)