On 28.06.2012, at 23:27, DuChene, StevenX A wrote:
I have a couple of ARM systems here that have a four core chip by Marvell on a System On
Module or SOM made by Cogent. This SOM is then socketed into a development motherboard
that has four full size USB ports, two 1Gig-E network ports, two SATA ports, and a
built-in serial-to-USB console. The SOM has 2GB of memory and the Marvell MV78460 chip has
hardware floating point so the architecture shows up as armv7l or armv7hl or armv7hfp
depending on what OS bits are loaded. I am supposed to be receiving a third system shortly
for additional testing.
Right now I have Fedora-13 ARM distro bits installed on a partition on a 500GB SATA hard
drive. I was able to do this with a tarball of the root filesystem provided by the Fedora
project. Once I had that unpacked on the hard drive I was able to alter the u-boot
environment to still use the kernel resident on the internal NAND flash but use the root
filesystem on the SATA disk. Later for ease of testing new kernel images I altered the
u-boot environment again to use a kernel downloaded via tftp. I had downloaded the
complete group of rpms Fedora-13 for ARM so I could setup a yum repo to facilitate adding
more packages to the systems as needed.
Unfortunately neither Marvell or Cogent are feeding any sort of platform support patches
they have developed back to the standard kernel development process so I am limited to
working with the source tree they have provided for right now. That is currently based
around a 3.0.6 kernel tree.
What I am wondering is if the OpenSUSE-arm project has a similar root filesystem tarball
available that I could use to boot strap one of these systems to the current OpenSuSE-arm
bits if they are released at all. That way I could do some testing of that build on this
Awesome! Thanks a lot for volunteering to help out with the openSUSE ARM port :).
As I mentioned on IRC already (but here again for mail archive reasons), the current
images can be downloaded from:
which also include a "rootfs" image type, which basically is the root tarball
you're searching for.