[ECOS] Redboot in a Router

Andrew Potter agp@dsl.pipex.com
Fri Sep 23 18:54:00 GMT 2005

This is the information displayed during the boot sequence of the
router, so I am not sure if its pre-GPL or not,

RedBoot(tm) bootstrap and debug environment [ROM]
Non-certified release, version UNKNOWN - built 13:49:51, Dec 17 2004
Platform: Blue_5g (MIPS32 4Kc)
Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, Red Hat, Inc 

I will check and see if there is any other information I can find in the
ROM image, but I cannot get it to stop at a command prompt, it just
ignores ^C and proceeds to boots Linux.

	Just had a 'quick' read of the old RHEPL license and section 3.2
"Availablilty of Source Code"  suggests that I should still be able to
get a copy of the source as thay have made an executable version

	I will do things the 'old' way and write them a letter.

	Any thoughts on how to 'break' into RedBoot while running Linux, or how
to change the boot up delay or other saved RedBoot options ?



On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 17:58 +0100, Jonathan Larmour wrote:
> Gary Thomas wrote:
> > 
> > Do you know what version of eCos/RedBoot is used in this router?
> > It is possible, albeit remote, that it uses a pre-GPL licensed
> > version of eCos, in which case the GPL protection above does not
> > apply.
> That's a good point - from the ecos-patches post I linked to I was 
> inferring it was post 2.0, but of course it may not be. The RedBoot banner 
> gives the version number.
> Inventel must still have made the sources available to Red Hat in that 
> case, but that becomes Red Hat's problem.
> Jifl

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