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Re: zboot for brcm

To: Florian Fainelli <>
Subject: Re: zboot for brcm
From: Wu Zhangjin <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 21:31:19 +0800
Cc: Waldemar Brodkorb <>, Ralf Baechle <>, linux-mips <>
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On Thu, 2010-06-17 at 14:38 +0200, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thursday 17 June 2010 14:20:49 wu zhangjin wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I just got a bcm1250a board, it also uses the CFE as the bootloader, I
> > compiled a compressed vmlinuz-2.6.34 for it and boot with the
> > following command, it works well:
> > 
> > CFE> setenv bootargs root=/dev/nfs rw
> > nfsroot=$nfs_server_ip:/path/to/nfs_root_fs ip=dhcp
> > CFE> ifconfig -auto eth0
> > CFE> boot -elf $tftp_server_ip:/path/to/vmlinuz
> > 
> > With -elf, the boot command of CFE can parse the vmlinuz and boot it
> > normally. I think you have used the wrong options of the boot command.
> CFE on bcm12xx, on bcm47xx and bcm63xx are all three slightly different 
> flavors 
> which may not behave exactly the same way wrt the load command.
> Also, you are on a development board so there are no reasons to restrict CFE 
> commands, this is not the case with end-user products like WRT54G and such.

Hmm, Maybe, I have no such products to test, anybody have such products,
welcome to test it ;)

Best Regards,
        Wu Zhangjin

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