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RE: Problems booting kimage on new ETRAX100LX Dev Board
Well it looks like the cause of the problems I was having were due to
the 16 port
Hub that I was using. Changing the hub for a different and newer type
has fixed the problem. The question now is why ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Linas Petras
> Sent: Monday, 9 June 2003 17:02
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Problems booting kimage on new ETRAX100LX Dev Board
> I've just bought an ETRAX100LX eval board and I'm having
> problems trying to download my first "kimage" file that I've
> compiled. In other words, what's running on the board is what
> was delivered from AXIS (2-4-19
> I've looked thru the archives of the mailing list and found a
> couple of entries that appear to be what I'm seeing, but
> can't find any solutions. I'll quickly describe my setup and
> the problem I'm seeing.
> The system I'm running under is a clean SuSE 8.2 Linux
> install. This is in turn running under VMWare 4.X on a Win2K
> SP3 box and works quite well. The tools I'm using are the
> 2_0_5 release, which has the serial boot option.
> The problem that I'm seeing after I put the ETRAX board in
> "boot" mode, is that when I try to download a kernel image
> into DRAM using 'ktest' the "orange" led comes on and I get
> the following from the "ktest" script.
> Using internal boot loader: INTERNAL_NW - Network boot
> (default). Starting boot...
> Device ID = 0xc0f90807
> This bootloader was built by linas on Sun Jun 8 01:38:18 EST
> 2003. Checksum of bootloader is 0x00097e20 Waiting for load
> info. Checksum of file is 0x00000e34 Got load info.
> SET_REGISTER 0xb0000000 0x000095f8 SET_REGISTER 0xb0000004
> 0x00000104 SET_REGISTER 0xb000000c 0x1a200040 SET_REGISTER
> 0xb0000008 0x00005611 SET_REGISTER 0xb0000030 0x00001df0
> SET_REGISTER 0xb0000038 0x00001ef3 PACKET_INFO 0xc0004000 0x001ee000
> and nothing else is printed on the console, until I ^C the
> transfer. Interestingly if I look at the interface card stats
> from Win2K I can actually see the # bytes transmitted
> incrementing away in 2-3K chunks very nicely, yet nothing is
> coming back from the ETRAX board, not even a extra byte.
> So that's the problem. What have I done to work out whats
> going on. I've tried the following things.
> 1/ Can point my web broweser to the ETRAX100LX board and get
> the index page from the board OK. 2/ Can FTP files to the
> ETRAX board without any problems. 3/ Can Telnet login into
> the board. 4/ Used "sermon" to look at the card while ktest
> is running but nothing comes from the debug port. 5/ Went
> into boot mode and ran the "memtest" and "memdump" options to
> the bootloader to see if their was a network issue, but they
> run without and problems. With the "memdump" command I tried
> dumping 0xffff bytes to see if their was some corruption that
> would show up but I could not see anything wrong. 6/ Tried
> "serial" download and it seems to download OK and I get the
> "Transmission done. Listening now..." message and nothing
> else happens. 7/ Got a TCP/IP trace (using "ethereal") but I
> can't work out what is good or bad, It's their if anyone is
> So that's about it. Anyone like to tell me what is going wrong ?????
> Linas (Very Confused) Petras
> I know not with which weapons World War III will be faught,
> but World War IV will be faught with sticks and stones. -
> Albert Einstein.