I work for MikroTik and we make the RB500. We are trying to add more
documentation to make it easy to do more things with Linux. At the moment,
the CF image at least lets you quickly start on developing Linux
applications. Allot of what you need can be figured out from the kernel
patch on the specs page for the RB500 at www.routerboard.com , but that is
not so much fun. We will add more documentation on the NAND device and
such features. So, please check the site and I can also write to this list
as we add more info.
At 01:59 AM 4/17/2005, Wolfgang Denk wrote:
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> you wrote:
> I´d just bought Routerboard532 (
> http://www.routerboard.com/rb500.html ) and I want to port
> linux to this board. The vendor has just an linux image on
> the web site.
This is not correct. If you just scroll down the page you listed
yoursself, then you should easily find the section titled
"RouterBOARD 500 GNU/Linux support files" which includes a link to
"Patch for Linux 2.4.29 kernel".
> Anyone could help me we some info or "HOWTO" ?
Download the patch, download the corresponding kernel source tree,
apply patch, copy "config.mipsel" to ".config" to get a default
configuration, build the kernel, download it, run it.
So far I haven't been able to find out how to pass kernel arguments
with their boot loader, so you may have to hack rc32434/rb500/prom.c
I used the mips_4KCle packages of the ELDK to build the kernel and to
provide a root filesystem over NFS - this worked fine. There are some
problems (like not being able to switch the CPU clock and NAND flash
support not working at all), but it boots and runs.
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