I grabbed my old BeagleBoard B4 (+ TinCantools Add-on for Ethernet
It's an ancient board but I wanted to give it a shot and install an
actual (Gentoo-) Linux on it.
For the kernel compilation I followed:
with slight corrections for the beagleBoard (omap3 beagle config and dts
After installing to a MiniSD card (yes, that's ancient as well )
u-boot gives me this:
3557767 bytes read in 3006 ms (1.1 MiB/s)
## Booting kernel from Legacy Image at 80300000 ...
Image Name: Linux-3.8.13+
Image Type: ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
Data Size: 3557703 Bytes = 3.4 MiB
Load Address: 80008000
Entry Point: 80008000
Verifying Checksum ... OK
Loading Kernel Image ... OK
Starting kernel ...
Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.
Before starting to dig into Kernel startup code/Kernel configuration: do
dts files already come into play in this early stage ?