[Gta04-owner] [Om-beagle-panda-hybrid] beagle board sd card installation

Alexander Lehner lehner at edv-buero-lehner.de
Mon Jan 31 20:27:14 CET 2011

On Mon, 31 Jan 2011, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:

> Well,  we currently have 4 slightly different targets:
> * Beagle-ABC-Hybrid
> * Beagle-XM-Hybrid
> * Panda-Hybrid
> * GTA04
> All share a lot of things so that it appears not to be wise to run 4 projects.
> But run a single one and handle all the subtle differences.
> Testing on all these 4 variants is quite time consuming and generally
> most work in the last weeks has been done on the GTA04 hardware
> and X-Loader and U-Boot. Therefore, the kernel and rootfs development
> shows slower progress.
> I am still targeting to show a full Linux/Debian running on the GTA04A2 at
> FOSDEM next weekend. So I will take a look into that anyway until Friday.
> Let's keep fingers crossed that it works...

I'll have my thoughts with you!

>> The hybrid board is a lovely piece of hardware and I was planning to 
>> build some NAS out of it. Sadly the onboard ethernet controller seems 
>> not to be supported, so I decided to use an USB-ethernet adapter.
> I think support depends on the kernel version and that is the other construction site.
> We currently have a 2.6.32-Kernel and did some work on 2.6.37. But we did not have
> much success because we did want to directly follow the latest kernel developments
> (linux-next) to have a better chance to get things upstream. But I still failed to set up
> a process to easily track all their changes. git pull doesn't work well with linux-next.
> So if someone very experienced with cutting-edge kernel driver development could
> help, that would be nice.

Unfortunately not me ;)

But I succeeded in installing a debian squeeze distro with 2.6.35 kernel 
and the ethernet device now works!
So there's nothing in the way for my plans of a beagle-NAS, withouth the 
display so far, but this will probably come later.


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