[ECOS] building RedBoot for a PC with an NIC other than 82559 or 82544

Mike at VirginNet mister.chips@virgin.net
Mon Dec 8 15:58:00 GMT 2003

Hi, thanks for the hint.

I've now edited ecos.db and replicated the package
CYGPKG_DEVS_ETH_I386_PC_I82544 as CYGPKG_DEVS_ETH_I386_PC_I21143 with
appropriate changes in the text.  I'm sure there is more to it than that,
but I don't have a clue what!

When I run configtool on /tmp/redboot_FLOPPY/ecos.ecc and select the
menuitem build>packages,  I see the 82559 driver.  When I try to remove it,
I get a dialogue that says 'Add and remove hardware packages by selecting a
new hardware template'.  When I select the menuitem 'build>templates' I get
a description of the makeup of the build, but no mechanism to change it or
create a new template. Please explain.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Garnett" <nickg@ecoscentric.com>
To: "Mike at VirginNet" <mister.chips@virgin.net>
Cc: <ecos-discuss@sources.redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: [ECOS] building RedBoot for a PC with an NIC other than 82559
or 82544

> "Mike at VirginNet" <mister.chips@virgin.net> writes:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have been trying to introduce the eCos 21443 ethernet driver into the
> > build of RedBoot.  I tried working on the config of the RedBoot package
> > configtool, but there doesn't seem to be a mechanism for importing an
> > existing device driver into a platform.
> >
> > I can imagine that there may well be some tailoring of the source code
> > necessary, given that the 21143 driver was presumably not developed for
a pc
> > target.  But there doesn't seem to be a defined process for it.
> >
> > Also I have picked up the NE2000 driver which was posted some time back,
> > I've 'added' it to the i386 driver set, but there is no instruction on
> > to add it to the pc platform. Presumably the same instructions will
> > here.
> The ususal mechanism for doing this is to add a new target in
> ecos.db. Take a look at how the i82544 PC driver is handled for an
> example.
> --
> Nick Garnett                    eCos Kernel Architect
> http://www.ecoscentric.com      The eCos and RedBoot experts

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