Hey,
 
Hey, thanks a lot. But that wasn't wat i was lookin for. I already know how to SSH into a system which has an IP. But my prob is, the gumstix and my workstation(laptop) are not connected to the internet or thru a router or hub. I wanna make a local network out of just my laptop and the gumstix verdex through a an ethernet crossover cable.. Pls let me know if i am not making myself clear. Thanks again..
 
David.

 
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  1. Re: Booting from MMC (Micro SD) using OE builds (Gord Urquhart)
  2. Re: Booting from MMC (Micro SD) using OE builds (Terry Kemp)
  3. SSHing into a gumstix through a ethernet crossover cable
     (dj.philip)
  4. Re: OE BUILD (Terry Kemp)
  5. quick question - is there a way to force gumstix inux to use
     same address for running app? (Mark Ahlenius)
  6. How big can you go with microSD? (Jeff Sadowski)
  7. Re: SSHing into a gumstix through a ethernet crossover cable
     (Mark Ahlenius)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 12:59:00 -0700
From: "Gord Urquhart" <gordurq@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Booting from MMC (Micro SD) using OE
       builds
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I was successful building a custom build with OE and booting it from mmc
following the instructions found here
http://www.klc.net.nz/linux/?page_id=10
There were a couple of glitches, but I did get it to work (took most of the
day though). Unfortunately looking back over my notes I realized I did not
write enough down to give any real hints.

gord u

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 9:28 AM, Chris Dollar <chris.dollar@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Have you been successful building your own rootfs and kernel the
> traditional way with OE (not trying to boot from mmc but from flash) and
> been successful? I've only done the boot from mmc stuff myself with the
> prebuilt images on gumstix.net, but I've made plenty of kernels and rootfs
> that boot from flash, and the only time I've seen the kernel fail to boot
> after a seemingly successful build was when I had my shell on my build
> machine symlinked to dash as is common on ubuntu.  So start by checking that
> if you've got a 'good' shell
> chris@homer:~$ ls -l /bin/sh
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2007-12-18 10:12 /bin/sh -> bash
>
> Chris
>
>
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 10:18 AM, briany <byeomans@deloitte.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>
>> I am replying to my own message with an idea of how the mmc boot process
>> works......am I right and how do I build the kernel to do this?
>>
>> 1. The mmc boot process documented on gumstix.net uses two files on the
>> vfat
>> partition, not three - there is no separate ramdisk image so what's
>> happening? Using a custom built kernel (enabling "mmcroot" in MACHINE
>> FEATURES in the conf file), gumstix.factory.script and custom file system
>> doesn't work (kernel can't find the root file system) - but it does work
>> if
>> I swap the kernel image for the prebuilt one from gumstix.net.
>>
>> Does this mean that in fact the ramdisk image is there but built into the
>> kernel - so two files not three?
>>
>> 2. What therefore do I need to do to a custom kernel build which does this
>> if enabling mmcroot in MACHINE FEATURES isn't enough? Do I need to edit
>> the
>> kernel config explicitly to built in the ramdisk? I know someone out there
>> knows how to do this..........
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 08:24:22 +1200
From: Terry Kemp <klc@klc.net.nz>
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Booting from MMC (Micro SD) using OE
       builds
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On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 12:59 -0700, Gord Urquhart wrote:
> I was successful building a custom build with OE and booting it from
> mmc following the instructions found here
> http://www.klc.net.nz/linux/?page_id=10
> There were a couple of glitches, but I did get it to work (took most
> of the day though). Unfortunately looking back over my notes I
> realized I did not write enough down to give any real hints.
>
> gord u

<snip>
My howto shows a different and earlier method of booting from MMC / uSD
using an initrd / switchroot method (with or without the 3rd ramdisk
file).

Steves method is _much better_ and its what I use now. I will add a note
to the page to this effect.


>                 1. The mmc boot process documented on gumstix.net uses
>                 two files on the vfat
>                 partition, not three - there is no separate ramdisk
>                 image so what's
>                 happening? Using a custom built kernel (enabling
>                 "mmcroot" in MACHINE
>                 FEATURES in the conf file), gumstix.factory.script and
>                 custom file system
>                 doesn't work (kernel can't find the root file system)
>                 - but it does work if
>                 I swap the kernel image for the prebuilt one from
>                 gumstix.net.
>
>                 Does this mean that in fact the ramdisk image is there
>                 but built into the
>                 kernel - so two files not three?
>
>                 2. What therefore do I need to do to a custom kernel
>                 build which does this
>                 if enabling mmcroot in MACHINE FEATURES isn't enough?
>                 Do I need to edit the
>                 kernel config explicitly to built in the ramdisk? I
>                 know someone out there
>                 knows how to do this..........
>

after enabling the mmcroot feature you need to rebuild the kernel...

bitbake -c rebuild task-base-gumstix

(makes the changes to conf file stick)

bitbake -c rebuild gumstix-kernel

(builds the kernel with ext2 file drivers and mmc drivers etc builtin
instead of as modules which it won't be able to find.)

then the kernel in the FAT partition can recognize the ext2 partition
and find the rootfs.

I have a factory script and mods to conf file for ext3 with a journal
commit time of 120 seconds if you would prefer ext3.

Terry

>




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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 13:29:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: "dj.philip" <davidjacobphilip@gmail.com>
Subject: [Gumstix-users] SSHing into a gumstix through a ethernet
       crossover cable
To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
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I have a problem. I am using the Audiostix board for a project. Hence can't
use the any of the console boards. But I need to remotely access the gumstix
Verdex board to run commands etc.

I have a crossover cable. Is it possible to connect my laptop using this,
directly to the netmicroSD board to form a local network and then somehow
SSH into it. Couldn't find much documentation on the net regarding how to do
this. Can somebody pls help me with this. My laptop has Fedora installed.
And I am using Gumstix Open Embedded and not buildroot.

Thanks.
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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 08:32:10 +1200
From: Terry Kemp <klc@klc.net.nz>
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] OE BUILD
To: "General mailing list for gumstix users."
       <gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Message-ID: <1212006730.20170.17.camel@sulphur.klc>
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On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 08:40 +1200, Terry Kemp wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 10:46 -0500, Peter Buelow wrote:
>
> > >
> > Adding them to svn would be best, but I'm looking through OE.dev and
> > can't find them. I've gone back through May now searching the dev
> > tracker. Can you give me an approximate day to look for? Or just attach
> > them to an email?
> >
> > Also, would it make sense to add the include change into svn as well?
> > Now that F9 is out, it's probably going to get more usage, and the
> > include change is a pretty big non-issue for other platforms (or should
> > be anyway).
> >

Now building gumstix-directfb-image there is a prob with dbus. this one
is a bit harder. The newer version from dev contains
$STAGING_DATADIR_NATIVE which is not defined (along with lots of other
changes) in the bitbake.conf file. I updated this file and bitbake which
gets me further but dbus-glib is using autoreconf from the host system
(bad bad bad) so more work to do here.
Might start another thread called Fedora 9 issues soon.

Terry




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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 15:41:56 -0500
From: Mark Ahlenius <m_ahlenius@comcast.net>
Subject: [Gumstix-users] quick question - is there a way to force
       gumstix inux to use same address for running app?
To: gumstix <gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Message-ID: <483DC394.4050108@comcast.net>
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Hi,

is there a way on the Gumstix (using OE builds) to force Linux to always
use the same starting address for an application?  Unfortunately the way
a hash alg was implemented, its somewhat dependent on the physical
address ;-{

Thus am seeing some variability in this app frrom one run to the next.

thx

'mark



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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 14:43:24 -0600
From: "Jeff Sadowski" <jeff.sadowski@gmail.com>
Subject: [Gumstix-users] How big can you go with microSD?
To: "General mailing list for gumstix users."
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211270&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+(Flash+Memory)-_-A-DATA-_-20211270
I'm looking at this and wondering will it work with my gumstix's
microsd slot on the netwifimicroSD for the verdex?



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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 15:47:17 -0500
From: Mark Ahlenius <m_ahlenius@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] SSHing into a gumstix through a ethernet
       crossover cable
To: "General mailing list for gumstix users."
       <gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
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Hi,

yes u should be able to do this.  by default I think the gumstix comes
up using DHCP.  To get the address it was assigned, you probably should
look at your router or DHCP server to get the IP address.

then using ssh:

ssh root@192.168.0.1:/home/root
<password = "gumstix">

you'd have to substitute your assigned IP address for the one shown above.

is this what you were looking for?

'mark

dj.philip wrote:
> I have a problem. I am using the Audiostix board for a project. Hence can't
> use the any of the console boards. But I need to remotely access the gumstix
> Verdex board to run commands etc.
>
> I have a crossover cable. Is it possible to connect my laptop using this,
> directly to the netmicroSD board to form a local network and then somehow
> SSH into it. Couldn't find much documentation on the net regarding how to do
> this. Can somebody pls help me with this. My laptop has Fedora installed.
> And I am using Gumstix Open Embedded and not buildroot.
>
> Thanks.
>




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