Hey guys, I read the whole thread and this all seems very interesting.
I know a lot of coding, but alas, compiling a kernel always makes me rip my hair off because it never works
Anyways, I'd be really glad if someone here could provide me a small guide on how to get on compiling the B&N source code (nook2_1-1.tgz) and installing it on my device (or SD card, as I saw on a post around the first pages)... I see lots of theories and verbose info, which is useful, but nothing that I can really understand.
Like... a toolchain? what's that? how do I get it? I've heard about codesorcery, okay cool, which one to download? latest one or the one it says in the OMAP wiki? what to do after I download & extract it? where to put the B&N source code?... stuff like that, you know...
Not everybody knows how to compile this, yet they know how to code. I could give you guys a hand in this as I want a custom ROM for my NST, but it's impossible if I can't build a ROM/kernel for saving my own life, and there is no step-by-step guide, as most stuff assumes the user already knows things :/.
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: Nevermind, I found this -> http://nookdevs.com/Nook_Simple_Touch/Kernel
. Let's see how it goes...
EDIT 2: Okay, compiled very well, woo-hoo!
I need to find out how to put it in though. I'm making a SD card now to give my compiled images a try, however, I have a question:
The only way to modify init.rc is to unpack the already-built uImage? isn't there a way to edit it before compiling? how are those files generated anyways, if they don't exist in the filesystem?
I also followed the instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=44
to build a bootable SD card. It seems to boot, but it doesn't mount /system correctly.
ADB seems to work, but it doesn't output anything:
darkguy@cave:~/dev/nst/src/fullImg$ adb devices
List of devices attached
darkguy@cave:~/dev/nst/src/fullImg$ adb logcat
- exec '/system/bin/sh' failed: No such file or directory (2) -