Hi,

I have written a convenience script for configuring the kernel in OE. See attached.

First I create a user branch and:

cp -a com.gumstix.collection/packages/linux  USERBRANCH/packages/
mkdir USERBRANCH/bin
cp configureKernel.sh USERBRANCH/bin

Set up the environment variables correctly in my own ${USERBRANCH}/profile.
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#
# Environment setup for gumstix oe
#

export GUMSTIXTOP="/home/Gumstix-Verdex"
export OEBRANCH="${GUMSTIXTOP}/org.openembedded.snapshot"
export GUMSTIXBRANCH="${GUMSTIXTOP}/com.gumstix.collection"

export USERBRANCH=`pwd`;
echo USERBRANCH=$USERBRANCH

export PATH="${USERBRANCH}/bin:${GUMSTIXTOP}/bitbake/bin:${HOME}/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games"
export BBPATH="${GUMSTIXTOP}/build:${USERBRANCH}:${GUMSTIXBRANCH}:${OEBRANCH}"

umask 0002
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cd USERBRANCH
source profile

configureKernel.sh
You may need to alter some environment variable for GNOME_TERMINAL if the terminal does not appear.

Configuring busybox is done in a similar fashion.

Cheers

Grahame Jordan



Bobby Powers wrote:
there is an Overo defconfig you can/should use to start off with:
cp arch/arm/configs/overo_defconfig .config
make oldconfig
make menuconfig
make uImage

yours,
Bobby

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Jeff Shanab <jshanab@earthlink.net> wrote:
  
David Boddie wrote:
    
Is it possible to build a new kernel for an Overo Fire outside the
OpenEmbedded system? If so, is there any particular version and
configuration that I should be using to avoid any known issues with the
Overo hardware?

I've tried cross-building and installing a kernel (2.6.31 from the
linux-omap-2.6 tree), but the boot process only gets as far as uncompressing
Linux and attempting to boot it - after which, nothing happens, so I've
clearly done something wrong.

David


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I don't yet have and overo to play with, So take this with that context
in mind. (but I run gentoo and have cross compiled a kernel for my phone)

Can you compare the .config of the working overo kernel to what you
created? I am making a Wild guess that you are creating kernel code for
non-existent hardware. Does the overo have a MMU or a northbridge
chipset for example.

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