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Old 03-30-2014, 01:26 PM   #16
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How did you manage to boot slackware on the WM8850 btw? How did you create the boot.scr/boot.cmd files -- I've looked all over but can't find out exactly what or how to make these files at all let alone for ARM SW 14.1 . Also do you still need to use 2 partitions (eg FAT for booting and then EXT3 for the slackware filesystem)?

I've tried to run SW on the WM8850 before and all that happened was that the SD card was ignored....

BTW Sorry for double post, the internet dropped out x.x

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:39 AM   #17
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How did you manage to boot slackware on the WM8850 btw? How did you create the boot.scr/boot.cmd files -- I've looked all over but can't find out exactly what or how to make these files at all let alone for ARM SW 14.1 . Also do you still need to use 2 partitions (eg FAT for booting and then EXT3 for the slackware filesystem)?

I've tried to run SW on the WM8850 before and all that happened was that the SD card was ignored....

BTW Sorry for double post, the internet dropped out x.x

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Booting the device from SDCARD with scripts generated with the classical mkimage.

Then, the magic path, for my devices is...

For WM8850 netbook:

/FirmwareInstall/autorun.1.wmt

And for WM8650 netbook:

/wmt_scriptcmd


For both booting styles I use the classical FAT little partition, from where I go on the ext4 root partition, located on a external USB harddrive. But, I tested, with great success, also a ext3 root partition on the SDCARD.

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:44 AM   #18
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Intresting though I am guessing - am I right - you are using your own kernel? Slackware seems to offer only 3 -- kirkwood, versatile and tegra. Checking up on wikipedia the WM8850 is an Arm cortex A9/Arm V7 device though can I use any of those kernels? (Not expecting graphics/video to work very well btw since the WM8850 also uses mail 400 for graphics/video and there is no driver at all for that....)

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #19
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Intresting though I am guessing - am I right - you are using your own kernel? Slackware seems to offer only 3 -- kirkwood, versatile and tegra. Checking up on wikipedia the WM8850 is an Arm cortex A9/Arm V7 device though can I use any of those kernels? (Not expecting graphics/video to work very well btw since the WM8850 also uses mail 400 for graphics/video and there is no driver at all for that....)

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Yes, I use a custom kernel, also, the best works its original Android shipped kernel at version 3.0.8, "robbed" from its flash memory.

As custom kernel, normally I use the Wondermedia custom version at 3.0.8. Its a nice source tree, closed source only on the hardware video {en/de}coder and the V4L driver for webcam.

Also, the stock kernel.org kernels can work fine. The latest versions have a nice support for WM8850, but no ethernet, sound and other cute things. Still, the video driver is OK, but not accelerated hardware.

Also, there is the latest kernel, and a nice discution group:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...5-linux-kernel
 
  


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