On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 16:42 -0800, Prashant Viswanathan wrote:
> However, the kernel seems to hang in "Sending BOOTP Requests"
> Sending BOOTP requests .<6>eth0: link up
> eth1: link up
> ..... timed out!
> IP-Config: Reopening network devices...
> Sending BOOTP requests ....
Perhaps you don't have a bootp service on your network. I usually put
ip=dhcp (go to Device Drivers->Networking support->Networking options
and enable IP: DHCP support).
> The same happens whether I use "go . ip=any" or "go . ip=10.2.11.185" from
> yamon. All the other nodes on this network also use DHCP to get their
> addresses and they have no problems. The board itself boots using tftp so
> the network connectivity must be good.
> My next step would be to specify a root file system. Where can I find a root
> file system (or/and compiled package) for MIPS (BE)? I saw this thread (link
> below) on the mailing list, but none of these links work now.
You could build your own tool chain and root file system, which is what
I did (I have a dbAu1100 board). I used the buildroot package which is
part of the uclibc project:
You can download the buildroot CVS tarball here (just look for the
"Download tarball" link at the bottom:
It has a "make menuconfig" style configuration system and will build
busybox and other programs and create an ext2 file system, etc. I opted
to build busybox and the mips kernel separately though (so I could more
easily configure them). I now have a cross compiler and tool chain for
my x86 laptop.
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