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Uboot

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:28 am
by kilaueabart
Having used CFE on my X1000 for a few years, I've forgotten what Uboot is supposed to tell me. I always get the following when booting my revamped SAM460ex:

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Config: PCIe 4x + PCIe 1x
USB: scanning bus for devices ... 6 USB Device(s) found
scanning bus for storage devices... 2 Storage Device(s) found
SATA Device 0: OK SATA Device 1: not available SATA Device 2: ..........

Model: ATAPI Firm: ALa5 Ser#: iHAS24 B
Type: Removeable CD ROM
Capacity: 538.8 MB = 0.5 GB (275878 x 2048)
not available

Press SPACE for prefs, ENTER for boot select, ESC for prompt
Booting... 4
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So, is that "ATAPI ... CD ROM" SATA Device 2? How does Uboot know so much about a device that isn't available?

More to the point, can I set something in Uboot that will save me from waiting for it to give up on that ".........." stuff?

Re: Uboot

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:58 am
by Raziel
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set ide_maxbus=1

will skip all scans on the ide chain after SATA Device 0 (If you ever want to use your CDRom later on, you'll have to change that setting accordingly)
I'd put the CDRom on position 1 of the chain, set maxbus to 2 and be done with it :-)

The official wiki

Old but still good crash course on UBoot

If you look at the first picture you'll see that there is a Device 3: not available.
As UBoot seems to find your CDRom just fine (even reports the capacity correctly) the "not available" part after that looks to me as if it belongs to a (missing the output) Device 3.

So, your CDRom seems to be there just fine, sitting on position 2 on the IDE chain.

Re: Uboot

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:41 am
by kilaueabart
Thanks. I've bookmarked the wiki in case of future need, but it sounds like I just need to follow the
put the CDRom on position 1 of the chain, set maxbus to 2

suggestion, which I will next time I boot.

Re: Uboot

PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:52 am
by kilaueabart
Raziel wrote:
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set ide_maxbus=1

will skip all scans on the ide chain after SATA Device 0 (If you ever want to use your CDRom later on, you'll have to change that setting accordingly)

I was a bit dismayed when that didn't make any difference, but I guess I don't even have an ide chain. When I set s4sii_maxbus to 1 I got the desired result.

If in fact I do not have an "ide chain," I wonder whether there is any point to these:

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ide_doreset=on
ide_reset_timeout=15
ide_cd_timeout=20

The UBoot documents you recommended don't seem to clear that matter up.

Re: Uboot

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:59 pm
by Raziel
Too long ago, so my memory is faint at best.

I'm not sure if the "ide_" stuff only affects the "onboard" ide or is used generally for some of the settings.

Better not touch them if it works now...or, if you feel brave, set them to 0 or off and see what happens ;-)