DoC newbie

stephen lcbr17306 at
Tue Nov 25 14:27:20 EST 2003


just managed to do it IM SO HAPPY! :E

karim yaghmours book, 'building embedded linux systems' if you follow it
exactly will show you how,

problem i was doing was replacing the SPL with stage2/pre_load2 converted to
grub_firmware by code in grub dir located in mtd cvs, patch not patching
correctly, also i'm using redhat 9, ive got no mkfs.minix (annoying) plus a
problem with 'automake' in regards to grub there is a patch that cures the
errors '-p1' which you can find here:

is it true redhat is now over , time for some slackware!

kind regards

stephen (happy as larry)

----- Original Message -----
From: "lanas" <lanas at>
To: "Jasmine Strong" <jasmine at>
Cc: <linux-mtd at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 4:39 AM
Subject: Re: DoC newbie

> On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 00:43:40 -0100 (GMT+1)
> Jasmine Strong <jasmine at> wrote:
> > On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Ilguiz Latypov wrote:
> > > LILO would need disk I/O int 0x13 emulation.  Such layer is offered
> > > by M-Sys.  I don't know if the source code for it is open.
> > It isn't.  Furthermore, this list isn't the right place for discussing
> > it, especially now that good free (and indeed Free) alternatives
> > exist.
> > > I saw messages on JFFS2 on NAND driver development in the MTD
> > > mailing list archives.
> > JFFS2 may not be the most appropriate filesystem for many NAND-based
> > embedded applications.  yaffs is nicer in some ways, for some
> > applications, and the nftl code has the advantage that grub groks nftl
> > and so does the M-Systems DOS firmware...
> Thanks for the replies, but what I really need is a very pratical
> evaluation of the situation.  Do I say yes to buying many DoCs or do I
> use simple IDE flash disks instead which I already got working and
> booting.  If I see there's still a lot to be done regarding making DoCs
> work with Linux then no problem.  The product has to be out in the
> coming months, not in two years.  So this is why I was asking if there's
> floating around a HOWTO of some sort or is this all 'still in the lab'
> so to speak.
> Cheers,
> Al
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