> Thank you for the advise, I will sort my issue out, have them organized, and
> start another new post.
Saw the thread. I'm glad it's getting some attention. :)
> Besides, I will definitely search around this forum and hopefully I can gain
> some help to solve this issue.
> (btw, the way I did on reply, I typically click on the "reply" link on the
> upper right corner of each post, is that sounds correct to post my question
> to all Gumstix community?)
As long as the "To:" field of the email has
in it, everyone will see it. If you don't change the subject line,
then it will even
get collated into a thread. If you're working straight through Old Nabble, then
I imagine it works just fine.
> Also, in your previous reply, (as I quoted below)
> I notice that you mentioned about 2 factors about changing the kernel on SD
> I was able to compile the kernel with uImage file, but I have no knowledge
> the next one, which is the "respective modules on the rootfs partition"
> would you please point me out what exactly it is or some tutorials I can
> follow on the internet?
I'll point you here and add a few comments of my own:
Again, I don't know how much you know, so I'll err on the side of overkill:
uImage == (vmlinux set up for U-Boot)
The Linux kernel is designed to be split into pieces. The uImage file
you have built
contains all of the vital components like filesystem handling and task
Other pieces, especially device drivers, can be compiled separately as 'modules'
that can be inserted and removed while the kernel is running. This
makes it easy for
the omap3_config to apply to lots of hardware, as the user can load
the modules he/she
needs after the most basic system has loaded. So, in order to install
kernel, you need to copy the core part (uImage) into the boot
partition (the FAT partition)
so that the system can get started. On an Ubuntu system after
inserting the SD card, this
would likely be
cp arch/arm/boot/uImage /media/boot/uImage
If you also want to try different drivers and functionality that was
built as a module, you
need to get these onto the root filesystem. This is what the command
on the linked tutorial does. All of the info on that page is awesome;
it is merely somewhat
disorganized for someone coming into with little experience.
> Again, thanks a lot for being patient with me, I really appreciate that :)
Everyone starts somewhere, no? I just hope I'm not overexplaining
concepts you already