[U-Boot] [PATCH] cros: Expand the Chromium OS documentation
sjg at chromium.org
Tue Aug 13 09:33:40 UTC 2019
On Fri, 8 Feb 2019 at 01:34, Tristan Bastian <tristan-c.bastian at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> Simon Glass – Fri, 8. February 2019 5:12
> > Hi Tristan,
> > On Mon, 4 Feb 2019 at 08:01, Tristan Bastian <tristan-c.bastian at gmx.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Simon,
> > >
> > > I'm using the nyan-big chromebook (tegra124).
> > > Is it possible to replace coreboot + depthcharge with just u-boot on the
> > internal spi flash?
> > > If so, do you have some instructions for that?
> > Possibly, although I would suggest being careful about that. Make sure
> > you have a tool to revert the flash contents. Note that you will not
> > have signed firmware so won't get updates. Presumably you are in dev
> > mode anyway,
> I've already got myself a SOIC flash clip and was able to extract the current content of the spi flash.
> > The instructions are just to flash the image.bin file that comes out
> > of the build, once it exists. But there is no chromeos_nyan target as
> > yet. So your only option right now is to build an image without
> > verified boot, and use a script to boot Chrome OS. I have not tried on
> > this nyan.
> I'm not sure to which file you are referring to, since there is no image.bin file..
> If I build u-boot with this command: "make -j4 O=b/nyan-big nyan-big_defconfig all"
> I'm getting these dot bin files:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 tristan tristan 691K Feb 8 08:09 u-boot.bin
> -rw-r--r-- 1 tristan tristan 691K Feb 8 08:09 u-boot-dtb.bin
> -rw-r--r-- 1 tristan tristan 16M Feb 8 08:09 u-boot-dtb-tegra.bin
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 tristan tristan 639K Feb 8 08:09 u-boot-nodtb.bin
> -rw-r--r-- 1 tristan tristan 16M Feb 8 08:09 u-boot-nodtb-tegra.bin
> -rw-r--r-- 1 tristan tristan 16M Feb 8 08:09 u-boot-tegra.bin
> I would only be able to flash one of these files with flashrom to the spi chip if the file size equals the flash size..
> I thought the 16MB files would be right, but nyan-big only has a flash size of about 4M..
> The spi flash size seems to be configured in "include/configs/nyan-big.h" with:
> #define CONFIG_SPI_FLASH_SIZE (4 << 20)
> Which is the correct flash size (4194304)..
> So should u-boot output a binary that I'm able to flash directly to the spi chip or are there some additional steps needed?
> If so, could you give me some hints on what to do?
That seems like a bug to me. I will see if I can take a look.
> > > At the moment I'm chainloading u-boot, but this is causing some issues with
> > not working LPAE so I'm only getting 2 of my 4GB of memory..
> > > So I would like to try and run u-boot natively to see if chainloading is the
> > problem or u-boot itself..
> > > Or maybe you have some instructions to run coreboot + u-boot without
> > depthcharge?
> > I suppose you could put U-Boot in the image in instead of dc and it might
> > work.
> Sorry for asking, but do you have some instructions for replacing dc?
I don't see much point in use coreboot on ARM when U-Boot already has
support for the platform. U-Boot's coreboot support is really more
aimed at x86, where coreboot has a lot of support.
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