[talk] Fwd: 2017-03-25-netbsd-hpcmips.img
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Fri Mar 31 11:22:18 EDT 2017
I've grabbed the new image and will be dd'ing it to a card later today.
I've wanted to make 2 partitions on a CF card (one FAT16 for WinCE and one
I will dd
the new hpcmips image to), but am not certain if this will work. Will test
kernel and hpcboot.
I have an Orinoco Wireless Gold PCMCIA card I also want to try to see if I
working in NetBSD.
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 9:29 PM, George Rosamond <
george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> Sevan Janiyan:
> > WorkPad owners, heads up :o)
> Anyone else out there with a WorkPad besides myself and Robert?
> They seem to run around $100 on Ebay... although I was fortunate to
> pickup three for that amount a while back. Sorry.. .all the extras are
> These subnotebook/whatever devices provide an idea of where things could
> have gone in 1999... but didn't. To have hours and hours of battery time
> in that year is incredible. I think my Toshiba Tecra from that year did
> 60 minutes, without any networking. And this is a MIPS chip, running
> clunky WindowsCE burned in as firmware. It has a similar
> weight/size/feel as a Thinkpad x120e, although the display is only 8"
> Some quick notes to deal with the obvious for those who do have one and
> will test the image.
> These boot automatically into WindowsCE and you have to 'next' 'next'
> 'next' through some basic stuff.
> With the CF card (with the posted image below) inserted, click your way
> to "My Handheld PC" then to "Storage Card" and select "hpcboot" with the
> cutesy little red car icon.
> It's a Windows binary that boots the system into NetBSD. Think uboot
> for Windows-only hardware.
> The only options to change with the NetBSD boot program are:
> the Windows path to the CF card (likely \Storage Card\)
> the next field should be netbsd-GENERIC.gz
> Then in the next line, the hardware, which in (our) this case is a
> WorkPad z50 2601 1AU.
> then boom, click "boot"
> The NetBSD image will then boot.. and things will start looking more
> One particular thing with this image (as opposed to past ones).
> Once the boot process (seems) is done, there's a blank screen with a
> cross cursor in the middle of the screen. It looks like X is in the
> middle of booting, and it just sits for a bit. It ends up tpctl is
> hanging and ultimately fails to start, which delays a login prompt for
> 5-10 minutes. Removing it from /etc/rc.conf clears up the long boot delay.
> Rereading below:
> >> and comes as you are as you want to be.
> >> - tpctl: touch panel calibration:
> >> click + 5 times + return
> I realized I missed that... but then it's unclear what to "click" "five
> times" to calibrate.. right or left mouse? I tried a bunch of things,
> but still have to wait those 5-10 minutes.
> I tried to use resize_ffs to use up the whole 4G CF card I'm using for
> the 2G image, but will have to figure out the NetBSD version of
> OpenBSD's bsd.rd... or mount it from a NetBSD box to do it.
> I would love to upload a dmesg to dmesgd.nycbug.org for it... but since
> the wi(4) driver for my wireless PCMCIA cards isn't included in this
> image, and there's no ethernet, no USB.. I have to get a NetBSD box up
> to mount the CF card to post it.
> Other utterly stupid things to note:
> 1. if the battery isn't locked, the WorkPad will not turn on.
> 2. these devices cant be powered-down, they only suspend (and give that
> impressive battery-time). You have to remove the battery and unplug the
> Sorry for combining a how-to with a mention of the tpctl-induced
> Certainly worth tinkering with these things if you happen upon one.
> > Sevan
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > Subject: 2017-03-25-netbsd-hpcmips.img
> > Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:03:19 +0900 (JST)
> > From: Jun Ebihara <jun at soum.co.jp>
> > To: port-hpcmips at netbsd.org
> > I've updated 2017-03-25-netbsd-hpcmips.img.gz for hpcmips.
> > http://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/jun/hpcmips/7.1/
> > Feature:
> > - NetBSD 7.1 201703240150Z hpcmips from nyftp.netbsd
> > - pkgsrc: /usr/pkgsrc: 2017-03-18
> > - new build of hpcboot.exe: mips-hpcboot.exe by Sevan Janiyan
> > http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-hpcmips/2017/03/30/msg000303.html
> > - dmesg:
> > https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/dmesg/
> > - Copy image to CompactFlash
> > - Set hpcmips machine.
> > - boot hpcboot.exe
> > -- select Machine
> > -- select root partition
> > and comes as you are as you want to be.
> > - tpctl: touch panel calibration:
> > click + 5 times + return
> > - login root (no passwd)
> > Features:
> > - fit size for 2GB CF Card
> > Installed Packages:
> > not yet.
> > Keyboard layout checkpoint:
> > /etc/wscons.conf
> > #encoding sv
> > #encoding us.swapctrlcaps
> > encoding jp
> > /root/.xinitrc
> > setxkbmap -model jp106 jp
> > Build sample script:
> > https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/tree/master/hpcmips/Image
> > Guide:
> > https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/Guide/hpcmips.rst
> > --
> > Jun Ebihara
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