[OpenWrt-Devel] openwrt trunk on soekris net48xx fixes

ulf kypke u.kypke at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 11:57:08 CET 2010

hello bruno,
welcome back ;-)

2010/2/13 Bruno Randolf <br1 at thinktube.com>:
> hello!
> trying to use todays openwrt trunk on a soekris net4826 i ran into the
> following problems:
> 1) the default kernel does not boot (system continually reboots) and
> does not show any output on the serial console. i updated to kernel,
> which works better, but:

i remember this issue on soekris as well, when i tested on soekris
ne45xx versions,
so i was using ext2 filesystems on compact flash cards. i do not have
48xx soekris, they have an newer amd geode i only have 45xx and they
have amd elan.

> 2) target/linux/x86/patches-2.6.32/300-block2mtd_init.patch causes the kernel
> (now to oops. i can boot into a block2mtd device without it, so i
> think it can be removed.

maybe this was used / needed on an older kernel version, i think not
so many people are using soekris anymore, so it was just forgotten to
test again.

> 3) we have the issue of the "console" entry in grub menu.lst. it makes grub
> really slow on the soekris boards. this is also mentioned in:
yes this issue is an old bug, still alive ;-)
you can get rid of the entry "console" in target/linux/x86/image/menu.lst

the seial bausrate is defined in ./target/linux/x86/image/Config.in
as war as i remember.

> https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/4753
> https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/2421
> http://firmware.leipzig.freifunk.net/kamikaze/_patches/x86-soekris-net4801-
> grub-serial.patch
> other x86_generic platforms need the "console" options, so how can we change
> this conditionally based on Profile/net48xx?
> 4) serial speed should be 19200 by default, since this is the default setting
> of the bios. same here, this should probably be defaulted based on the
> profile.
> if you can tell me how to check for a profile in the image/Makefile i'll send
> in a patch...

if you check target x86 and subtarget generic, then you can choose
alix wrap and soekris 45xx and 48xx boards.
they are defined in ./target/linux/x86/generic/profiles/


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