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[Gnewsense-dev] Re: [Announce] Initial GRUB2 on Yeeloong

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: [Announce] Initial GRUB2 on Yeeloong
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:27:28 +0100
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Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> Hello, I'm here to announce that grub2 port for yeeloong has already had
> its first output. You can see it here:
> (Thanks
> to Robert Millan for hosting the image)
> On the image you can see standard shell waiting for input.
> What already works: booting as ELF from pmon, loading modules, graphics
> output if gfx card is already inited (is a case when booted from pmon),
> platform-independent parts
> What doesn't work: keyboard and disks
Now keyboard works
> Not checked: linux booting (works on qemu)
> It also has stubs (e.g. "rtc" is just counting number of calls) and
> hardcodes (e.g. RAM size) but is already something.
> Compiling:
> get mips branch of
git branch removed due to general move to bazaar. Now it's available
> ./
> ./configure --target=mipsel --with-platform=yeeloong
> make
> Create a font.bin as explained here:
> ./grub-mkimage  -O elf -o grub.elf -d . -f font.bin sm712 gfxterm sh normal
Now it's:

./grub-mkimage  -O elf -o grub.elf -d . -f font.bin sm712 gfxterm sh normal 

> Boot it as if it was linux kernel
> Enjoy starring at unresponsive prompt

Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
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