Thanks Dan, Hartvig and Mark.
I could get the linux prompt according to the instruction given in the Install
file Dan has suggested. I will update my Yamon and try auto booting also.
Mark Salter wrote:
> Another possibility is to replace YAMON with RedBoot.
> RedBoot can load the kernel image directly from an ext2 filesystem
> on an IDE drive. You can also use it to put the kernel image and
> JFFS filesystem in flash for a diskless boot.
> >>>>> Hartvig Ekner writes:
> > If you feel lucky, you can also reserve space on your disk for the kernel -
> > either in a separate partition, or outside the area used by your current
> > partitions. The YAMON 02.02 or later can read the kernel directly from disk
> > and execute it.
> > I do this on my Malta board with one disk.
> > /Hartvig
> > Dan Temple writes:
> >> I guess you're installing as per:
> >> ftp://ftp/pub/linux/mips/installation/redhat7.1/INSTALL
> >> (If not, you might want to upgrade to that version).
> >> YAMON can't read the disk file system, so you have to TFTP the kernel to
> >> memory from a remote filesystem, and then run it. The instructions are in
> >> the above file under "Booting linux on the target".
> >> The latest version (2.02) of YAMON can read and write blocks from an IDE
> >> device (not a filesystem) so you could install a CompactFlash card and use
> >> that to store the kernel if you don't want to TFTP each time.
> >> There is also a $start environment variable if you want to auto-boot.
> >> /Dan
> >> Nitin wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Hi,
> >> > I have a very basic query. I have a MIPS Malta board. I attached a IDE
> >> > hard disk to it and installed linux as per the instructions. At the end
> >> > of the installation, system rebooted and control gone to the board
> >> > monitor program(Yamon). How can I get the linux prompt? Do I need to
> >> > write an application program which will read boot sector from hard disk,
> >> >
> >> > store it in memory and pass on control to that particular location?(If
> >> > yes, is such application already available?) Or is there a other way of
> >> > doing it.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> > Nitin