looking for documentation on porting Linux to PowerPC platforms
Abraham vd Merwe
abraham at 2d3d.co.za
Wed Dec 4 19:38:39 EST 2002
Is there a document somewhere describing the basics about the PowerPC
platform and Linux, i.e.
a) how to boot linux (can I just branch to the the address where I loaded t
image into ram or do I need to setup registers / data structures beforehand?)
b) where/what do I change if I want to add a "sub" architecture?
I've got a ICP-PPC PowerPC backplane type system here which I want to get
Linux on. It has the MPC8240 CPU on it which from what I read is pretty much
the same as the 8260, 8245, etc. (they're all based on the 603e core right?)
Now, if I select "8xx" in menuconfig, I get another selection of machine
types (RPX-Lite, RPX-Classic, etc.). Obviously I need to own my own machine
type here, but how do I do that. Also, how does these machine types differ?
Just different peripherals? Do they have anything in common (e.g. uart).
I'll let you play with my life if you'll let me play with yours.
Abraham vd Merwe - 2d3D, Inc.
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