1: This how-to describes how to install NetBSD/hpcsh on a Jornada 620LX. We will be using a 2 GB compact flash card and no swap.
3: The following is a basic recollection of the steps required to wrangle NetBSD 4.99.69 onto my 75MHz, 16MB/RAM HP Jornada 620LX. I know of at least one other 620LX with NetBSD on it, but that was 1.6; Most of the directions I found with regards to putting NetBSD on a Jornada were with the 720+ lines, which host a 200+MHz StrongARM CPU as well as 32-64+MB RAM.
5: Also, not having a serial cable for this (somewhat) rare Jornada I did the entire install through the in-ROM Windows CE and a CF Disk.
11: #List of things necessary for this install
13: * An x86 machine capable of running NetBSD
14: * Your Jornada 620LX
15: * A ~>1GB CF Disk
16: * A CF Disk reader for x86 machine
18: #The process over-simplified
20: 1. Install NetBSD on x86 and bring it up to -current
21: 2. Build tools/kernel/release for HPCSH on the x86 machine
22: 3. Partition (fdisk) & DiskLabel CF Disk
23: 4. Unpack release onto CF Disk
24: 5. Boot Jornada into CE and run HPCBoot.exe from CF Disk
25: 6. Enjoy NetBSD
27: #The REAL breakdown
29: * Install onto a spare x86 machine, I'm not going to hand-hold through this install, as a basic install is perfectly fine.
30: * In /usr/src, build the HPCSH(-3) tools:
32: $ cd /usr/src/ && ./build.sh -u -m hpcsh tools
34: * Build the HPCSH(-3) kernel:
36: $ ./build.sh -u -m hpcsh kernel=GENERIC
38: * Build the HPCSH(-3) release:
40: $ ./build.sh -u -m hpcsh -U release
42: * NOTE: on building release I had it fail multiple times because I had not cleared out my /usr/src/../obj/* and my /usr/src/../tools/* and then rebuilt my tools for x86 after moving to -current.
43: * Attach the CFDisk to the NetBSD machine. Partition it into two partitions (I used a 2GB card and partitioned into 24MB and a 1.9GB).
44: * You can get away with using as little as a few MB, but I figured better safe than sorry with the extra space the 2GB card allots me.
45: * Note: Delete all partitions using fdisk before creating/editing these ones!
47: fdisk /dev/sd1
48: Do you want to change our idea of what BIOS thinks? [n] [enter]
49: Which partition do you want to change?: [none] 0
50: sysid: 1
51: start: 0
52: size: 24M
53: bootmenu [enter]
54: The bootselect code is not installed, do you want to install it now? [n] [enter]
55: Which partition do you want to change?: [none] 1
56: sysid: 169
57: start: (offset of partition 0's sectors)
58: size: (last sectors)
59: bootmenu [enter]
60: The bootselect code is not installed, do you want to install it now? [n] [enter]
61: Which partition do you want to change?: [none] [enter]
62: Update the bootcode from /usr/mdec/mbr? [n] [enter]
63: Should we write new partition table? [n] y
65: * Now create filesystems on the two partitions:
67: newfs_msdos sd1e && newfs sd1a (your lettering here may differ)
69: * Mount your filesystems so we can use them:
71: mount -o softdep /dev/sd1a /mnt && mount -o -l /dev/sd1e /mnt2
73: * Copy your kernel and HPCBoot.exe to the msdos partition:
75: cd /usr/src/obj/releasedir/hpcsh/binary/kernel
76: cp netbsd-GENERIC.gz /mnt2/netbsd.gz
77: cd ../sets
78: mv kern-GENERIC.tgz kern-GENERIC.tar.gz
79: mv kern-HPW650PA.tgz kern-HPW650PA.tar.gz
80: for tgz in *.tgz; do tar -xpvzf $tgz -C /mnt; done
82: * This got me booting; however I hadn't set a root password anywhere! So make sure the first time to boot hpcboot.exe with the "single-user" checkbox, then mount / read-write and change the root password:
84: mount -u /
86: /dev/wd0b on / type ffs (noatime, nodevmtime, local)
90: Original content from <http://dayid.org/os/netbsd/doc/NetBSD-on-HPJornada620LX.html>
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