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authorGravatar ludovic.desroches@atmel.com <ludovic.desroches@atmel.com>2016-03-24 15:42:44 +0100
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2016-03-24 23:09:04 +0100
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board/atmel: merge and update documentation
There were two readme files (one for flashing on NAND and one to create a SD card) in different places. Merge them and update the SD card generation part since all Xplained boards are supported and the -u option of sfdisk is obsolete on latest versions. Signed-off-by: Ludovic Desroches <ludovic.desroches@atmel.com> [Thomas: adjust the explanations, move the SD card section after the NAND flash section.] Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
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-rw-r--r--board/atmel/readme.txt84
-rw-r--r--board/atmel/xplained/readme.txt73
2 files changed, 73 insertions, 84 deletions
diff --git a/board/atmel/readme.txt b/board/atmel/readme.txt
index 539ef66058..5029e7b064 100644
--- a/board/atmel/readme.txt
+++ b/board/atmel/readme.txt
@@ -1,10 +1,6 @@
-Flashing the NAND using SAM-BA
-==============================
-
-This document explains how to flash a basic Buildroot system on various
-Atmel boards. Additional details can
-also be found on the Linux4SAM website, in particular here:
-http://www.at91.com/linux4sam/bin/view/Linux4SAM/GettingStarted
+This document explains how to set up a basic Buildroot system on various
+Atmel boards. Additional details can also be found on the Linux4SAM website:
+http://www.at91.com/linux4sam/bin/view/Linux4SAM/
This guide covers the following configurations:
- at91sam9g45m10ek_defconfig
@@ -14,20 +10,35 @@ This guide covers the following configurations:
- atmel_sama5d3xek_defconfig (sama5d31, sama5d33, sama5d34, sama5d35,
sama5d36)
- atmel_sama5d3_xplained_defconfig
+ - atmel_sama5d3_xplained_mmc_defconfig
- atmel_sama5d4ek_defconfig
- atmel_sama5d4_xplained_defconfig
+ - atmel_sama5d4_xplained_mmc_defconfig
+ - atmel_sama5d2_xplained_mmc_defconfig
These configurations will use AT91Bootstrap, u-boot and a linux kernel from
-the git trees maintained by Atmel. They also build u-boot SPL when
-available, it can replace AT91Bootstrap.
-
+the git trees maintained by Atmel.
Configuring and building Buildroot
-----------------------------------
+==================================
+
+For most configurations listed above, the Buildroot configuration
+assumes the system will be flashed on NAND. In this case, after
+building Buildroot, follow the instructions in the "Flashing the NAND
+using SAM-BA" section below.
+
+For the Xplained boards, an alternative Buildroot configuration is
+provided to boot from an SD card. Those configurations are labeled as
+'mmc'. In this case, after building Buildroot, follow the instructions
+in the "Preparting the SD card" sction.
+
+To configure and build Buildroot, run:
make <board>_defconfig
make
+Flashing the NAND using SAM-BA
+==============================
Flashing the board
------------------
@@ -105,3 +116,54 @@ board/atmel/flasher.sh /tmp/atmel_sama5d3_xplained/ /dev/ttyACM0 sama5d3_xplaine
Reboot, the system should boot up to the buildroot login invite.
+Preparing the SD card
+=====================
+
+The SD card must be partitioned with at least two partitions: one
+FAT16 partition for the bootloaders, kernel image and Device Tree
+blob, and one ext4 partition for the root filesystem. To partition the
+SD card:
+
+sudo sfdisk /dev/mmcblk0 <<EOF
+,64MiB,6
+;
+EOF
+
+This creates a 64 MB partition for the FAT16 filesystem (type 6) and
+uses the rest for the ext4 filesystem used for the root filesystem.
+
+Then, format both partitions:
+
+sudo mkfs.msdos -n boot /dev/mmcblk0p1
+sudo mkfs.ext4 -L rootfs -O ^huge_file /dev/mmcblk0p2
+
+ Note: the -O ^huge_file option is needed to avoid enabling the huge
+ files features of ext4 (to support files larges than 2 TB), which
+ needs the kernel option CONFIG_LBDAF to be enabled.
+
+Mount both partitions (if not done automatically by your system):
+
+sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /media/boot
+sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /media/rootfs
+
+Copy the bootloaders, kernel image and Device Tree blob to the first
+partition:
+
+cp output/images/boot.bin /media/boot/
+cp output/images/u-boot.bin /media/boot/
+cp output/images/zImage /media/boot/
+cp output/images/at91-sama5d2_xplained.dtb /media/boot/
+
+Extract the root filesystem to the second partition:
+
+sudo tar -C /media/rootfs -xf output/images/rootfs.tar
+
+Unmount both partitions:
+
+sudo umount /media/boot
+sudo umount /media/rootfs
+
+Insert your SD card in your Xplained board, and enjoy. The default
+U-Boot environment will properly load the kernel and Device Tree blob
+from the first partition of the SD card, so everything works
+automatically.
diff --git a/board/atmel/xplained/readme.txt b/board/atmel/xplained/readme.txt
deleted file mode 100644
index ba45122719..0000000000
--- a/board/atmel/xplained/readme.txt
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,73 +0,0 @@
-Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained board
-============================
-
-This document explains how to set up a basic Buildroot system on the
-Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained board, whose main site is
-http://www.atmel.com/tools/ATSAMA5D3-XPLD.aspx. Additional details can
-also be found on the http://www.at91.com/linux4sam/bin/view/Linux4SAM/
-web site.
-
-Note that the default Buildroot configuration is prepared to boot from
-an SD card: the first stage bootloader, second stage bootloader,
-kernel image and root filesystem are all located on the SD card. Some
-adjustments in the bootloader configuration will be needed to boot
-from NAND flash, see board/atmel/readme.txt
-
-Configuring and building Buildroot
-----------------------------------
-
- make atmel_sama5d3_xplained_mmc_defconfig
- make
-
-Preparing the SD card
----------------------
-
-The SD card must be partitioned with at least two partitions: one
-FAT16 partition for the bootloaders, kernel image and Device Tree
-blob, and one ext4 partition for the root filesystem. To partition the
-SD card:
-
-sudo sfdisk -uM /dev/mmcblk0 <<EOF
-,64,6
-;
-EOF
-
-This creates a 64 MB partition for the FAT16 filesystem (type 6) and
-uses the rest for the ext4 filesystem used for the root filesystem.
-
-Then, format both partitions:
-
-sudo mkfs.msdos -n boot /dev/mmcblk0p1
-sudo mkfs.ext4 -L rootfs -O ^huge_file /dev/mmcblk0p2
-
- Note: the -O ^huge_file option is needed to avoid enabling the huge
- files features of ext4 (to support files larges than 2 TB), which
- needs the kernel option CONFIG_LBDAF to be enabled.
-
-Mount both partitions (if not done automatically by your system):
-
-sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /media/boot
-sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /media/rootfs
-
-Copy the bootloaders, kernel image and Device Tree blob to the first
-partition:
-
-cp output/images/u-boot-spl.bin /media/boot/boot.bin
-cp output/images/u-boot.img /media/boot/u-boot.img
-cp output/images/zImage /media/boot/zImage
-cp output/images/at91-sama5d3_xplained.dtb /media/boot/at91-sama5d3_xplained.dtb
-
-Extract the root filesystem to the second partition:
-
-sudo tar -C /media/rootfs -xf output/images/rootfs.tar
-
-Unmount both partitions:
-
-sudo umount /media/boot
-sudo umount /media/rootfs
-
-Insert your SD card in your Xplained board, and enjoy. The default
-U-Boot environment will properly load the kernel and Device Tree blob
-from the first partition of the SD card, so everything works
-automatically.
-