18617Re: [nslu2-linux] flashing apex from redboot
- Apr 28, 2007On 4/28/2007 12:53 AM EST, Gordon Farquharson wrote:
> Hi PhilippHi, Gordon. Those wiki instructions (Debian/CompileApex) are very dated
> On 4/27/07, Philipp Hofmann <jo@...> wrote:
> I updated this Wiki page last night. It now contains a link to a copy
> of a 0xff padded APEX MTD block for etch that is compatible with
> apex-env, and instructions on how to install this file on your NSLU2.
> BTW, I have moved Phil's text on how to compile APEX to
indeed - referring to a very old version of Apex. The current version
is 1.4.18, and even the build instructions aren't complete. Since the
makefile specifies whether Apex is LE or BE, I am not even sure if the
endianness swapping (per the wiki) is even necessary anymore.
Furthermore, there are a bunch of new stuff in the menuconfig (i.e.,
ping, DHCP, TFTP, enable IXP4xx ethernet, FAT/EXT2/JFFS filesystem,
etc.). Not sure if all of this works (since IXP4xx ethernet depends on
microcode) so I'm not sure if Apex has network support yet. But if so,
there would truly be no reason now to even consider RedBoot limitations.
I do agree that boot loader mucking should be accompanied by serial port
mods. I certainly an not so brave to do it w/o a serial port.
Apologize for hijacking your thread but since we're on the topic of
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