[E3-hacking] Just got an e3 - where do I start

Edward Robbins edd.robbins at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 27 00:08:56 BST 2012

Hmm... actually programming the AT49LV1024 looks to be a pain in the butt,
so I guess if it has PBL 5.1 I am screwed.

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM, Edward Robbins <edd.robbins at googlemail.com
> wrote:

> Hello e3 hackers,
> I just received an e3, which to start with I'd just like to get a kernel
> to boot on (not quite sure what I'll do with it yet -  but that will come
> later).
> The guy that gave it to me me said it had been in storage for some time,
> so fingers crossed that it has not been updated. I don't know yet because I
> haven't got a compatible PSU yet!
> If I understand correctly it's the proprietary bootloader on the 128Kb NOR
> flash that may have been updated making it difficult to hack? Would it be
> possible to get around this by flashing manually (using an AVR or similar?)
> If so would anyone be able to supply the correct binary image for the flash?
> Assuming I can pass this hurdle, what is the shape of linux support for
> this now? I see from reading the mailing list that the late 2.6 series
> worked fine... how about 3.x? How about defconfigs with full (or as much as
> possible) hardware support? I am happy cross compiling a kernel... I guess
> I can use any old ARM cross compiler?
> What exactly is the boot process and how does this limit the size of the
> kernel image? There's a way to get uboot on there - how can I do this? Does
> the kernel always need to be sent over serial?
> Sorry for all the questions, but without reading the entire mailing list
> there doesn't seem to be an easy way to find answers!
> Thanks,
> Ed
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