[ELDK] Version U-Boot

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Apr 8 10:19:02 CEST 2010

Dear yel_yahc,

In message <0250e1f9cbd4bf22e30ebf128caedcd1 at etud.insa-toulouse.fr> you wrote:
> 1- is that U-Boot 1.2 is compatible with ELDK 4.2 ? 

Most boards will compile, but some may show runtime issues. U-Boot
1.2.0 is very, very old (more than 3 years or 12 releases), and there
are many places in the code where for example no accessor functions
are used to access device registers - with better optimizing compilers
this is known to be a cause for trouble.

You better use recent code instead - upgrade to U-Boot v2010.03.

> 2- When I mount my root file system via NFS my console hangs with the
> Warning Unable open an initial console, I looked to FAQ questions, and you
> talk about /dev and scripts (FIXOWNER & MAKEDEV) things that I did but
> nothing I also check again my .config and nothing I had the some Warning.

"Unable open an initial console" means that the kernel cannot find the
"/dev/console" entry in your root file system. Check if the file
exists. Check if you can see it when mounting the root file system
from another Linux box.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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