open mini netbook

open project of mini netbook, 7'' ARM netbook


You are not connected. Please login or register

Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz

Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 6]

1 Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sun 7 Mar 2010 - 12:05

dhay


Hi ,

It is good that this forum was created. So I want to start this thread because I see that nobody did it.

There is some infomation about how to put linux in another ARM926 machine with the VT8500 chip in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] .

In addition, there is one distribution made for this VT8500 netbook in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] which seems to be usable, but as far as I know, it does not run with ou machine due to the difference between processors.

I don't know how to boot from SD card in this moment, but it would be a good start for us. The password of the BIOS is "ztk".

I don't have more information right now but it would be good if you add more and maybe in the future we can enjoy Linux running under this netbook.

regards,

dhay

In addition, I saw that mandriva and Ubuntu have some project with ARM processors, maybe they will be usefuls:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

2 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sun 7 Mar 2010 - 15:45

zaphod


Youngling
Youngling
Hi there,
regarding the problem how to boot from SD card, the tool "HaRET" might be useful. HaRET is a little CE program that allows to boot linux without having to flash it to the flash memory first. I use HaRET to boot Android linux on my mobile phone (HTC Wizard), I also tried the same on my netbook. HaRET runs OK, but my Android distro didnt work on the netbook, of course.

You can get HaRET here:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

regards, zaphod

3 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sun 7 Mar 2010 - 16:57

dhay


Hi Zarphod,

I've never used Haret but it sounds interesting. Is it easy to use? If it is not too difficult maybe you can post a mini-howto or something similar with some example files(that you already have with android) and so we'll have a first aproach?

I think it would be great for everybody.

Thanks in advance,

Dhay

4 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sun 7 Mar 2010 - 22:51

nsantos


dhay wrote:Hi Zarphod,

I've never used Haret but it sounds interesting. Is it easy to use? If it is not too difficult maybe you can post a mini-howto or something similar with some example files(that you already have with android) and so we'll have a first aproach?

I think it would be great for everybody.

Thanks in advance,

Dhay

nsantos
good friends, someone has a manual to operate this program HaRET
I also am looking for software to install Linux on my notebook if news say
cumps

5 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Tue 9 Mar 2010 - 7:52

zaphod


Youngling
Youngling
Hi there, concerning HaRET, I have no knowledge about the program greater than whats published on the HaRET homepage. My Android installation came "as is", with nothing to configure for me.....sorry.

regards, zaphod

6 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Thu 11 Mar 2010 - 23:14

nsantos


nsantos
news for linux in arm926?

7 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sat 20 Mar 2010 - 19:45

lanel


Hi,
I am desperately trying to boot linux on Anyka 7802 based netbook. No progress so far...

I have tried Haret with various setting based on BSP for WinCE. All I get is whole LCD screen flashing with colors: red, blue, black etc. From my experience with running linux on arm (PXA2xx to be specific) Haret uses these colors as a signalization of current status, however on my old pda it only flashes lines (as described here haret web page) not the whole screen. For sure haret can't detect actual framebuffer address (says so in log file). FB adress seems to be read only in Haret console and 0x0000000 is definitely wrong.

When searching for current MTYPE and platform settings I found this:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Seems like somebody is doing exactly what we are doing - adding MTYPE to upstream kernel must mean he (or company he works for) managed to boot these MTYPEs, otherwise why would he supply a patch? I have send an email to this guy already, maybe he could make these patches public.

And...
I finally managed to get serial console output:

After every startup I get this (at 115200/8/1/n)
Code:

\0x01
SL
B
\0x00

During image update/recovery console shows (at 38400/8/1/n):
Code:

Aspen2_Usbboot>#
G
AG8
G
AG8G
GAG8G
G
8
no input is accepted, maybe because of sharing the same UART0 with touchpad. No change with disconnected touchpad and keyboard.
UART4 is unconnected on my board.

Does RAM start at PA 0x30000000 ?

8 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 22 Mar 2010 - 9:51

Paradox


Hi lanel,

Which kind of Kernel-Image are you trying to start? have it an XIP config? which command for HaRET?


The Burning tool from Anyka, have some addr infomations:

### BIOS
bios run addr = 0x30000000
bios start addr = 0x40000
bios end addr = 0x100000
bios backup start addr = 0x100000
bios backup end addr = 0x200000
...
producer run addr = 0x30038000
...
fs start addr = 0x200000










sorry for that kind of english Sad

9 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 22 Mar 2010 - 10:38

lanel


I actually managed to get reply from that bloke from Shenzhen. He sent me kernel patches for AK880x which seems to be pretty similar to our's AK780x (880x is probably better,faster ... and has a DSP for smooth h264 encoding). Right now I am merging these patches to current kernel tree. Patches are only very basic (only serial console support, etc.) and don't compile smoothly yet. I am very busy this week but I will try to set up a git repo until the end of this week with all the patches.

For some reason (don't ask me why) these patches are based on Samsung s3c2410 kernel code. So maybe and again maybe internal structure of AK780x/AK880x is similar to this well documented SoC. Except s3c2410 is ARM920T. This needs to be checked before jumping to wrong conclusions...

Seems our address assumptions were quite right:
Code:

cat Makefile.boot
  zreladdr-y  := 0x30008000                                     
params_phys-y  := 0x30000100

I guess Haret needs to be patched for different framebuffer address mapping. Haret is a great tool but I never worked for my old Asus PDA A716 (based on Intel PXA255) although for this particular pda there is a custom version or Haret which works pretty good. Haret sources (especially arm assembly language parts) are great source of inspiration though.

Current kernels have support for XIP booting so hopefully native bootloader (u-boot preferably) can be used instead of eboot.

Does anyone know something more about mysterious USB boot button (button is not physically on my board, just pads for it ...) ? It is located next to Reset button.

10 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 22 Mar 2010 - 10:49

Paradox


is there any public location for this patches? Or can you sent me this patches?


{EDIT}
The Path file i became from lanel. Thanks a lot.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
{EDIT}



Last edited by Paradox on Mon 22 Mar 2010 - 22:28; edited 2 times in total

11 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 22 Mar 2010 - 18:08

lanel


I can send it to you...no reason to be secret as far as I know. PM me with your email.

BTW does this forum have an irc channel? I would be faster to discuss things on irc...
Is there a way how to upload files to this forum?

12 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 22 Mar 2010 - 18:13

Admin


Knight
Knight
lanel wrote:I can send it to you...no reason to be secret as far as I know. PM me with your email.

BTW does this forum have an irc channel? I would be faster to discuss things on irc...
Is there a way how to upload files to this forum?


hi,lanel, you can upload files to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] just click upload button.

http://mininetbooks.your-board.com

13 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 22 Mar 2010 - 18:27

Admin


Knight
Knight
lanel wrote:I can send it to you...no reason to be secret as far as I know. PM me with your email.

BTW does this forum have an irc channel? I would be faster to discuss things on irc...
Is there a way how to upload files to this forum?

I have create a chatbox at button of homepage.

http://mininetbooks.your-board.com

14 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Mon 22 Mar 2010 - 18:39

lanel


Admin wrote:
lanel wrote:I can send it to you...no reason to be secret as far as I know. PM me with your email.

BTW does this forum have an irc channel? I would be faster to discuss things on irc...
Is there a way how to upload files to this forum?

I have create a chatbox at button of homepage.
Viva Admin! Thanks for your support. You're doing brilliant job here. I will use my own web space since rapidshare.com doesn't work well in our university network (probably overloaded...)

15 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Tue 23 Mar 2010 - 17:14

EnitaLQ


1.partition
nboot.bin: 780x boot from on-chip ram, then this bin would be loaded,because nandflash first block size, this bin size must be minimized.
eboot.nb0: after nboot loaded, this really "wince bootloader" would be loaded.
xip.nb0: this bin include binfs, hive-based partition and user paition.
producer.nb0: this bin would be downloaded to netbook in factory producing, then run this bin, pc can download nboot.bin, eboot.nb0, xip.nb0 to the netbook.

2.Abort Fake RAM
DDR:also support 64MB DDR and 128MB DDR, you can buy one 128M micron DDR youself, and then find a package for 128M. I guess 128M micron DDR is too expensive.
SDRAM: support 128MB SDRAM.

This netbook already cracked, and all the files in xip.nb0 can be extracted. If someone want know more information, please tell me(EnitaLQ@hotmail.com). I will try my best to answer your question.

I want porting the linux to the netbook, if someone also has the ineresting, please follow me!!!

Enita

16 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Tue 23 Mar 2010 - 22:18

nsantos


Nsantos
Good one of these programs drew Arm website, because I am a member of their forum, I think one of these programs will help not have manual or know how it works but if anyone knows
test and say something

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

17 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Thu 25 Mar 2010 - 9:23

lanel


EnitaLQ wrote:1.partition
nboot.bin: 780x boot from on-chip ram, then this bin would be loaded,because nandflash first block size, this bin size must be minimized.
eboot.nb0: after nboot loaded, this really "wince bootloader" would be loaded.
xip.nb0: this bin include binfs, hive-based partition and user paition.
producer.nb0: this bin would be downloaded to netbook in factory producing, then run this bin, pc can download nboot.bin, eboot.nb0, xip.nb0 to the netbook.

2.Abort Fake RAM
DDR:also support 64MB DDR and 128MB DDR, you can buy one 128M micron DDR youself, and then find a package for 128M. I guess 128M micron DDR is too expensive.
SDRAM: support 128MB SDRAM.

This netbook already cracked, and all the files in xip.nb0 can be extracted. If someone want know more information, please tell me(EnitaLQ@hotmail.com). I will try my best to answer your question.

I want porting the linux to the netbook, if someone also has the ineresting, please follow me!!!

Enita

Can you please dig up some info about USB_boot via gdpio[2]? I am working on eboot bootloader and this method would be nice for debugging. I managed to execute some assembler code via haret, booting linux is nowhere near...

UART0 console seems to work well after detaching keyboard and touchpad. Are there any known commands for Aspen2USB loader (apart from obvious load command) ?

18 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Tue 6 Apr 2010 - 14:40

Dick G


Hello folk, I am a newbie on this forum and I'm afraid I can't offer any technical help. However, have you seen this thread on the Ubuntu forum? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] There are 64 pages of info on trying to get Linux on this netbook and I think they have had some success.

I am still at the stage where I can't keep shortcuts on my dektop due to the lack of suspend feature and losing data on reboot. I have seen a way to overcome this on the HPC Factor forum [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but my netbook, a Firstview 602 (I think) with a Wince 5.0 266MHz ARM 926EJ-S processor, 128 MB RAM and 2 Gig Flash disk does not have the files that they have, eg Nand Flash/windows.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Dick

19 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Thu 8 Apr 2010 - 11:05

lliont


Dick G wrote:I am still at the stage where I can't keep shortcuts on my dektop due to the lack of suspend feature and losing data on reboot. I have seen a way to overcome this on the HPC Factor forum [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but my netbook, a Firstview 602 (I think) with a Wince 5.0 266MHz ARM 926EJ-S processor, 128 MB RAM and 2 Gig Flash disk does not have the files that they have, eg Nand Flash/windows.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

This way to keep shortcuts on desktop works fine I did it. In my device the name of flash drive was "Flash2" instead of "NandFlash" and the folders must be created by you in this drive or copied there from \windows. I also moved the Favorites and some others.

I am very interested on booting Linux to my AK7802 device, it is one with a touch screen.

20 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Fri 9 Apr 2010 - 12:10

maskmark


Dick G wrote:Hello folk, I am a newbie on this forum and I'm afraid I can't offer any technical help. However, have you seen this thread on the Ubuntu forum? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] There are 64 pages of info on trying to get Linux on this netbook and I think they have had some success.

I am still at the stage where I can't keep shortcuts on my dektop due to the lack of suspend feature and losing data on reboot. I have seen a way to overcome this on the HPC Factor forum [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but my netbook, a Firstview 602 (I think) with a Wince 5.0 266MHz ARM 926EJ-S processor, 128 MB RAM and 2 Gig Flash disk does not have the files that they have, eg Nand Flash/windows.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Dick

Hi Dick,keeping shortcuts on desktop is easy.
just use any regeditor to change your desktop path to flash.
program files,my documents,all the same.

21 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Fri 9 Apr 2010 - 23:07

nsantos


nsantos
aqui fica vejam isto
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

22 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Tue 13 Apr 2010 - 16:12

Captainclaw


Dick G wrote:Hello folk, I am a newbie on this forum and I'm afraid I can't offer any technical help. However, have you seen this thread on the Ubuntu forum? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] There are 64 pages of info on trying to get Linux on this netbook and I think they have had some success.

I am still at the stage where I can't keep shortcuts on my dektop due to the lack of suspend feature and losing data on reboot. I have seen a way to overcome this on the HPC Factor forum [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but my netbook, a Firstview 602 (I think) with a Wince 5.0 266MHz ARM 926EJ-S processor, 128 MB RAM and 2 Gig Flash disk does not have the files that they have, eg Nand Flash/windows.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Dick

Its not Anyka, its not the same netbook.

23 So has there been a success yet? on Fri 16 Apr 2010 - 20:20

peteshaw


I am sorry, but I see some files and people trying, but has anyone actually gotten linux running on one of these things yet?

many thanks
--Pete

24 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sat 17 Apr 2010 - 4:32

ap20001


I'm new here. and I am also interest in linux on my netbook.
I found haret either, I tried, but I just get my linux on a black screen.
I dont know what's the mtype and other script for haret
can anyone here can help

25 Re: Linux in ARM926EJ-S 248Mhz on Sat 17 Apr 2010 - 4:33

ap20001


and do you think informant here (http://www.friendlyarm.net/) can make some help

Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 6]

Go to page : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

Similar topics

-

» CDAX for linux
» DirectFN help....

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum