Re: [uCsimm] boot problems

From: Ryan McDonald (
Date: Thu Jul 20 2000 - 11:56:59 EDT

It sounds like your image is missing the /dev directory.
This happens if you are using a different version of genromfs.
Try uninstalling the existing genromfs on your workstation and installing
the version that came on the uClinux CD.


> Things I'd like to be able to do, but can't:
> 1. Upload (serial) an image 'fast' i.e. at 115200 bps. Minicom and the
> bootloader have problems communicating. One time of many was 'successful'
> but the resulting image hung on boot. Uploading at 9600 bps seems to work.
> 2. Upload (serial) an image that won't hang booting. Even the image produced
> by starting over with 'buildenv' then 'make' hangs. The last few lines of the
> boot monologue are:
> VFS: mounted root (romfs filesystem) readonly.
> Unable to open an initial console.
> eth0: setting MAC address to 00 50 c2 03 64 cd
> eth0: Attempting IP
> etho: using 10Base-T (RJ-45)
> This is currently a show stopper and hints/advice would be enthusiastically
> received.
> Sev

Ryan McDonald
Lineo Inc. (Toronto)

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