linux is booting, now what?
Hi all (again)...
I've successfully booted linux on the xda using linexec
. linexec is basically a pocketpc app which acts like a "bootloader". It's originally written for xscale/iPAQ H1900 series, and I ported it back to strongarm a bit. Kind of an exciting moment when I saw the kernel booting and working.
I've built a pretty minimal kernel base on the config for the iPAQ 36/3800 series. It currently boots, using a initrd image as root, giving me a serial console, with a shell. The screen isn't working yet (as expected) with both the 36 and 3800 screen support.
Now I'm wondering, for those who's been poking the xda, how much technical information have we found out with the xda so far? (ASIC, GPIO, etc?)
For example, there's this page
i found that someone has maybe started on some work in the linux kernel to support the xda. How is that going? (Is Job de Haas actually around here in this forum, btw? How is the bootloader going?)
Right now I'm basically poking around the xda under linux, trying to find out more about, playing with /dev/mem and stuff. I'm quite sure there're people here who can do this kind of hardware poking much better than I do (I'm pretty much a software engineer only).
Any input/directions/suggestions/plan will be good.