Serial Console / Booting Linux with the PPCbug on MVME2100?

Tom Rini trini at
Fri Apr 2 01:09:43 EST 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 10:26:28AM +0200, okorpil at wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm using a plain vanilla 2.4.25 kernel with the attached config.
> As you may have noted I'm using the zImage.prep.
> Do I need to make a mkbugboot by hand? (It's only configured to be done

This is what I expected.  Looking quickly over the prep_* files in
arch/ppc/platform confirms that the MVME2100 is not supported by these
files.  As an aside, mkbugboot is only needed to put an image into flash
and boot it. mkprep is used for hd(/cd?), floppy and network.

Now, a quick googling for Linux and MVME2100 gives this very old, but
mostly sufficient patch:
Since you have the hardware, from here it should be not too hard, using
the LoPEC as an example, port the code in that patch to 2.4 and 2.6 (if
you do a patch vs 2.6 we can get that support into, if you're
willing to try and keep the platform working).

Tom Rini

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