[ECOS] Redboot in a Router

Stefan Sommerfeld sommerfeld@mikrom.de
Fri Sep 23 18:56:00 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
> availble.
> 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 ?

Disable any flow control (like rts/cts) on your terminal program. This 
should help...


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